Jack (qbear) wrote,

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Home Remedies

So, last night, left to my own devices, I made some Spaghetti Carbonara, extra spicy with red pepper flakes and lots of garlic. Washed it down with absinthe, of all things. So natually, I wake up around 2:00 with the most god-awful acid reflux. Took Tums. Took Pepto-Bismol. Took Pepcid. Got a little relief, but it kept coming back with a vengeance.

Finally around 4:00 I trudge downstairs, open the kitchen cupboard and pull out the bicarb. Mix a heaping teaspoon in a glass of warm water, hold my nose and drink it down. Get back into bed and within 5 minutes the expected reaction (acid + base = gas [CO2, in this case]) occurs----lots of burps, immediate relief, blessed sleep. The old remedies are the best.
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