How to Cool my Heart

Every once in a while, I get an extended case (like several days) of heartburn…..or at least I think it is heartburn. It seems to have all the right symptoms, but the medicines that are out there (even prescription) do nothing for me.

So I get a light back rub (because firm ones hurt during this time) from my hubby and then sit up on the couch with a pillow on my tummy until I fall asleep. Usually I wake up anywhere between 2 and 5 am, and am finally able to lay down to get some real (as in comfortable) sleep. Then for the next day or two, I am very careful because just lifting my 2 year old can bring it back full force all over again.

Because of my experiences with heartburn, I have been doing a little research on the topic. The most interesting article I read was 20 Ways to Stop Your heartburn Fast. I was surprised at some of the suggestions like eating a baked potato, mustard, raw almonds, bananas, or cooked rice. It also suggested chewing gum. How odd!

So, does anyone have a suggestion of something that is not on this list that I should try when I feel a bad bout of heartburn coming on? I thank you in advance for sharing your suggestions! 🙂

4 thoughts on “How to Cool my Heart

  1. Mark


    Are you sure it is heartburn and not heart attack? Some similar symptoms – so I’ve heard. The back rub – relaxes – heart rate… the lifting aggravates … Hummm Have you had your heart checked out?

  2. Tabetha Gedeon

    Yes, I have had my heart checked out. I know the problem is related to food, possibly allergy related. I just am not sure what the offending food is. I can probably find out by keeping a food diary, and it would probably be worthwhile to do so! Thanks! 🙂


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