Just getting better now which is why I haven't been on much. Well, it wasnt my ppi. I forget yet another diagnosis I got several years ago - COPD. So what I had was an acute bronchitis attack (I have chronic bronchitis and asthma) that was most likely triggered by allergies and paint fumes (I had been painting in the house for a couple of days) and made worse by puffing on an expired inhaler. Anyhow, I did go to my doc and was put on appropriate meds...told to make a list of diagnosis and stop "forgetting" about conditions, especially serious ones like this. I'm a very stubborn person and harbor a few quirks....so sometimes if I don't particularly like a diagnosis I tend to push it aside and try and forget about it - as if it will go away or something HA! Thankfully, I finally quit smoking! I am having a hard time with GERD again probably because of the extra meds AND I've not been very faithful with a lo-carb (hubby has brought home take out several times because I was sick etc.) So am trying to get back on track here but it will take some time. Also started new job...first time in workforce in 5 years. It's only part time...but still, one more thing to adjust to. So as soon as I can my game together...will start posting meals and food ideas again. Hope everyone is doing well.