The Penny

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[Monday, November 30, 2009]

Kicking Myself

I had an attack last night, which rudely woke me up around 11:30 and ended abruptly at 1:30. (The only nice thing about the attacks is that I have no question whether they are over and I can go back to whatever I am doing, because the pain drops off suddenly.) When I woke up, I initially only registered reflux, and I tried to ignore it (because I was sleeping). But it was really bad, so I sat up, which usually helps my reflux. Then I realized I was in a lot of pain. Et cetera, et cetera.

But here's why I am kicking myself:

When I met with Dr. M, the GI doctor, he was trying to figure the whole thing out and find a connection between the pain attacks and the reflux. I had told him that Prilosec worked wonders for the reflux, and he asked if it helped to take a Prilosec during a pain attack. It had never even occurred to me to do that. I just took ibuprofen and hoped for the best (although my pain laughs in the face of ibuprofen).

I should have tried it last night!!

This was probably (well, hopefully) my only chance to try that before the endoscopy on Thursday. See? Kicking myself!

2 comments:

Laynie | November 30, 2009 at 12:18 PM

Wish you can go earlier.. :S

Annie | November 30, 2009 at 6:46 PM

Same here! Actually, I wish I could go on Wednesday, because I don't want to go to work that day. Haha..

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