I hate talking about my heartburn. For various reasons. For one, a life philosophy of mine is “suck up”. Deal with things, don’t whine about it. And talking about the heartburn thing feels like whining. But whatever. Other thing is, it’s nothing compared to what other people have to go through.

That said, it’s been insanely frustrating. Going on four months now of constant heartburn. Got an endoscopy, and I’m negative for everything, so still no clue what’s causing it, and therefore, no good idea how to get rid of it. Here are some of the major things that cause/irritate heartburn: caffeine, alcohol, overeating, being overweight, smoking, tight clothes. I do none of those things.

So now I’m trying to be super anal about not eating anything that might even possibly cause heartburn. And that’s tough. The big things to avoid are fatty foods, spicy foods, and acidic foods like tomatoes and citrus fruits. That pretty much eliminates all Mexican and Italian food. Korean restaurants are pretty tough also. Either it’s spicy and I can’t eat it, pickled and I can’t eat it (acidic), or they use garlic, which is another trouble food.

Anyway, sucks.

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