Sunday, September 6th, 2009 • 8 Comments on Oh, The Agony (26w4d)
It is two o’clock in the morning and I am awake and sitting upright in bed. Why? Because if I lay down, I will die of acid reflux. You probably didn’t know acid reflux will kill you, but trust me, it will.
I never had acid reflux before I was pregnant and didn’t think it was anything to be concerned about. I was wrong. It’s horrible. Awful. Searing pain from stomach to throat to nasal passages. A feeling of suffocation if I’m horizontal, followed by coughing and gagging. My throat feels raw. I’m afraid to lay down. It will kill me.
(I’m trying to avoid spicy foods and eating too close to bedtime, but I think I ate too late tonight. My fault. I will learn this lesson the hard way, it seems. Good thing I have three more months to get the hang of it, right?)
Thus concludes my public service announcement on the deadly dangers of acid reflux. That is all.