I have gone off my meds with pretty good results so far - I definitely still feel better than I did while on the Nexium 40mgs/day. In the 10 days, I've had the pre-heartburn feeling maybe twice, as opposed to every day while I was on the Nexium. I have also been eating like a saint - very small and frequent portions, no alcohol, coffee, tea, juice or soda - ONLY water, and very bland foods (nothing fatty, greasy, or spicy).
We are having a very large family get-together this weekend, and there will be drinking involved. I am 26 and I admit that I love to drink, so it would be very fun for me if I could have a few on just ONE of the nights that I am there.
Does anyone have any advice on what can be done to lessen the damage/symptoms? I don't even necessarily know that I'll have any since I've been doing so well, but I don't want to undo any progress I've made by just one night that I allow myself to have a good time.
I know that no one judges on this site, but please understand that this is no different from one of us going to Italy and wanting to enjoy some pizza while there. I haven't had an alcoholic beverage in months, or ANY triggers for that matter. This is a very special occasion and the family hasn't been together like this in years and it'll be mostly my young cousins with whom I am very close. This will not prompt a relapse of my old behavior.
If anyone has any gems of wisdom or stories of experience I would love to hear them.
Thanks in advance,
Post Edited (aeshleyrose) : 8/8/2011 3:51:57 AM (GMT-6)