Bobby Agita is on the mound

Holy hell, do I have such heartburn lately. Lo these past five days or so it’s been bad. Very acidy in my throat. 

Damn agita!

When I was a kid, the Mets had a pitcher Bobby Ojeda. As the wiseasses that we were,  sometimes we pronounced it “Bobby Agita.”

According to WebMD, foods that may incite heartburn are:
tomatoes, citrus fruits, garlic, onions, chocolate, coffee, alcohol, caffeinated products, and peppermint. Meals high in fats and oils (animal or vegetable) often lead to heartburn, as do certain medications. Stress and lack of sleep can increase acid production and can cause heartburn.

Well, THAT explains it. Last week had a LOT of meat, coffee, tomato-based sauce, onions, poor sleep and stress. And beer and wine.

I’ve never had it like this, at more or less every meal. Another great addition to the growing list of deteriorating functions.

I’m going through my Tums tablets and chews like they’re candy. But today was a little better. Tea instead of coffee. Blech, I hate tea, but I gotta admit, it’s healthy stuff. And plain tasting food, like bread. Bad for my abs, good for my acidy stomach.

I hope I get back to a point soon where I can keep my stomach acid IN my stomach. I hope the manager takes Bobby Agita out of the game because he’s throwing some wild pitches.

Anyone know of any kegel-type exercises out there to tighten my esophageal sphincter?

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  1. Indigestion can also be caused by too little acid in the stomach. If the antacids aren’t helping then they may be hurting. I learned that the hard way. When we eat more than our body can digest especially proteins sometimes our stomach doesn’t produce enough acid so the food begins to rot inside us causing pretty much the same symptoms as acid indigestion. Unfortunately antacids only make it worse. I was sick for a while before I finally went to the doctor and he told me to drink a shot of an acidic juice a couple times a day. It worked like a charm. Now I do a shot of cranberry juice or put lemon in my water as daily maintenance.

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  2. Kegel exercises for your esophagus πŸ™‚
    My mom would say (tough love school), close your mouth (meaning, eat less) πŸ˜€
    She’s a darling like her daughter. I hope you feel much better today πŸ™‚

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