Prilosec. Friend or Foe?

I’m trying to get off of Prilosec. Wow! It sounds like I’m talking about drugs. I know it’s not the same and I would never suggest that getting off of Prilosec is even close to getting off of drugs but our bodies do become addicted to things. Things not as bad as drugs, alcohol and cigarettes but they are still things the body thinks it has to have. My dad used to be addicted to nose spray and I know someone that couldn’t live without Blistex. And there’s always food addictions such as sugar and gluten. With Prilosec, when you try to stop taking it, you have what’s called rebound reflux. Your stomach kicks into overtime producing acids and there’s only one place for it to go. And with all the acid, it can cause asthma to flare up. Doesn’t sound like a big deal but if you’ve ever had heartburn, you know what I’m talking about.

Today was the day I didn’t take my Prilosec and when I got home I was hurting pretty good. I took my 2 tbsp of coconut oil and my night time pills (which 1 of the pills is a Zantac) and it is better. I’ve noticed that bacon really heats things up. If I have to remove bacon from my diet, there will no longer be any meaning to life. Just kidding, of course, but the thought of removing another food is depressing.

I’m just going to recap what I ate today and go to bed. Breakfast was bacon and scrambled eggs. Lunch was leftover hash. For supper we had bacon wrapped shrimp kabobs and roasted potatoes.



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