For some reason, I’ve had random stomach issues since this year started (well since 2016 started for those of you who, like me, think more in terms of an academic year than a calendar year). I’m not sure why, I’m not sure if it’s something that’s just been kind of brewing in my body for a long time and finally just came to a head, but it’s annoying.
I started having moderately persistent heartburn issues around mid- January. I’ve had heartburn before, but it’s normally rather infrequently and easily treated by popping a Zantac. Nothing made this go away. My doctor suggested trying Prilosec for two weeks and taking Pepcid AC for more immediate relief while the Prilosec was working. It helped. Then when I stopped after the two weeks, the heartburn came back, so I started taking the Prilosec again.
My mother has had GERD for years, so it might not be THAT far fetched that I’m developing it. Prilosec helped about 90% of the time, so I just moved on for the time.