I just wanted to let you know that I have been doing better the past few days! Last night (Wednesday), I had to go to a potluck supper and was worried about what I could eat. I was very good, didn't have an alcohol or coffee, avoided the spicy food and anything that looked like it would make me feel sick, (including a very yummy looking lasagna! I heard tomatoes were bad and I didn't want to test if they were bad for me if I wasn't home) and didn't overeat. I brought a bottle of Tums with me and only had to eat two. The desserts didn't seem to have a bad effect on me, which is good. I'm glad I don't have to give up chocolate! :P. I also made sure to spend more time standing than sitting after eating.
Today was even better. I even had some popcorn at a movie with little problems. There was some, but again, I had my Tums with me and that helped. Other than my Nexium and the Tums with popcorn, I only had to take one spoonful of Gaviscon after supper.
So, it looks like things are finally turning around and my Nexium is finally starting to work! I do wonder though, when would be a good time to start phasing back things I like, like coffee. I have been finding myself sleeping more since I don't have it. I'm a little afraid to try bananas again since they were a bigger problem.
I'm also glad that, now since I can actually eat without getting reflux (before it was just about anything I put in my mouth!), I can start figuring out what exactly causes my acid reflux.