And yet my GERD seems to be . . . not too bad. I haven’t taken an antacid for months. These days I prefer the home remedy of seltzer and an Altoid. I think the seven or eight pounds I lost since August help with my GERD too.
Anyway, once I get back on a reasonable sleep schedule, I can work on this one.
Another thought on this, espresso seems to be worse for GERD than regular drip coffee. This is unfortunate for me because I love espresso.
I’m not sure but I might have GERD. Burp. Lately, I’ve been drinking only espresso, which seems to have fewer gastric effects than drip coffee.
Will check with my doctor after we get back from Mexico.
Strangely, I don’t really mind. I think I drink exactly the right amount of coffee.
Maybe I’ll reactivate this some other time.
Double espresso today. Whee! :) Not even a migraine. On the other hand, I had to bike to work in the rain this morning (despite my gators, my socks were soaked). It was my little reward to myself.
I make exceptions for migraines, of course, which warrant two aspirin and a double shot of espresso, stat!
I love coffee. Unfortunately, I have determined that the most important thing I can do for my health is drink less of it. The primary negative effect of coffee on my health is that it messes with my sleep schedule. I would like to start getting a proper amount of sleep every night. Unfortunately, I can’t get to sleep by 10 if I have coffee after 3 in the afternoon.
Right now I’m trying to stick to one cup in the morning, one in the afternoon. Maybe next week I’ll drop down to one cup in the morning, half a cup in the afternoon.
Eventually, it would be nice to go whole days without drinking any and only use it as an occasional treat like I did in my freshman year of college.