Hi, most of the time I'm not too bad with burning. To be honest, I seem to go from having heartburn to feeling bloated and full sometimes along with nausea. It feels like my stomach goes from having too much to too little acid to be honest :P
If I have bad burning symptoms, I usually just try and treat it naturally with more alkaline foods now. I drink loads of milk, and have loads of yoghurt...have sometimes tried bicarbonate soda as well with water, although don't want to overdo it with that. I could also try something like Gaviscon, the most well marketed OTC antacid over here if it gets bad, but part of me thinks it won't make a huge amount of difference and I should just treat it with diet, and that I might be wasting my money. PPI's sadly don't work for me :P
Most of the time my acid problems aren't that severe to be honest. It's the bloating, and nausea feeling I get more, but then sometimes the acid problems come back. I think it worries me as well what I'll be like in a job, having to explain to work colleagues how there's loads of things I can't eat and drink. My diet is so restrictive. No wheat, limited sugar intake, limited fat intake, no alcohol, and if I'm having a bad acid spell, no acidic stuff. In my last office job, people were forever bringing in cakes/biscuits/chocolate and it was so hard to refuse, I don't think they understood how difficult this was for me.
Heh, maybe I should just get over it, and stop caring what people think and just be concerned with looking after myself :P I feel kinda embarrised saying this now as it might seem kinda petty...it's hard because I can't be as sociable now with evenings out and meals. Maybe I just need a less sociable job.
But yes, a new job, that is hopefully not too stressful would be great! :P 2 months out of work is long enough