Monday, April 13th, 2020
It’s been awhile since I last wrote. I am still battling this condition and lately it has gotten worse. For example, I have always found relief in going to bed, I never got the burn while sleeping. Recently. I have had to get up in the middle on the night and take bicarb because the pain was so intense. This is bad news and makes me even more determined to find a solution.
The digestive tonic from Whole Foods didn’t help at all. I am continuing to take baking powder (bicarb) in warm water if the burning gets intolerable. I tried a Probiotic that I found that is supposed to help with gastritis. It’s Physicians Choice 60 Billion Probiotic. After a couple days I was experiencing increased gas and more heartburn so after about 12 days I had to quit that. Another $20 down the tubes. I tried drinking lactose free milk to see if I could alkalinize my gut some. It seemed to be promising for a few days until I told my wife that I thought that maybe I was onto something good. That very day I got a bad attack and had to take bicarb again. This is freakin’ exhausting.!
Yesterday I got some Colostrum-LD made by Sovereign Laboratories. I had a teaspoon before bed and one again this morning mixed well with warm purified water. It is supposed to regulate the G.I. tract and bring the system back into homeostasis (balance). When I look on the internet for things to try, I continue finding all the things I have tried already. It gets very frustrating. I figured I would try the Colostrum-LD simply because it’s something different and promises some benefits. I will give it a month as long as it doesn’t exacerbate the problem.
I will keep trying to find the cure. I have no choice. I surely don’t want to die of stomach cancer like my grandfather did! What a terrible way to go!