Thursday, January 29, 2009

It's a Cruel, Cruel World

Acid Reflux has set in with this pregnancy. I remember experiencing it with Kate when I ate Chicago style pizza, but I don't remember much else triggering it.

This time, things are a bit different. I seem to be experiencing it daily, regardless of whether pizza is on the menu or not. So, in an attempt to be pro-active (because really...who wants to constantly feel like they have food in their throat if they can help it), I looked up the foods that trigger acid reflux. I am not happy with what I've found.

Fatty Animal Products: non-lean meat, cheese, eggs
Citric Foods: lemons, oranges, tomatoes, vinegar, etc
Soda
Coffee/Tea
Chocolate
garlic
mint
Dairy-milk shakes, ice cream, sour cream
Mashed Potatoes
French Fries
Potato/Corn Chips
doughnuts
salad dressing
cookies

Can you see why I'm depressed? Chocolate? Ice Cream? Coffee?!?!?! How will I get through the next 3 months without those things? I eat so many of these things every week. I don't know if I can reasonably restrict them from my diet.

So, maybe feeling this way is really not that terrible. Maybe I can live with it. I'll just keep avoiding tomato sauce...

3 comments:

Rochelle said...

I had so many issues with acid reflux when I was pregnant with Brandon that I had a sore throat pff and on for about a month. Just from eating soup! I stocked up on Tums and gum (to counteract the awful, horrible taste Tums leave in your mouth), and managed to leave most foods in my diet. Good luck with yours! That is not fun.

Stacey said...

Yes, go to CostCo, buy a massive container of Tums, keep them where ever you go and eat whatever you want. That is how I survive pregnancy. I remember at one point asking my doctor if it is possible to OD on Tums. Fortunately she said no...

Mommy Jules said...

So sorry to hear about the acid reflux. I was surprised about the milk products being triggers.
In a related story, I want to see some pictures of you in all your pregnant glory! Any names yet?