Well this is one symptom I could definitely live without.
So far, I’ve mostly gotten the good symptoms of pregnancy. No lady time of the month, thicker hair, longer nails, glowing skin, fun little baby bump, etc.
Friday afternoon I began to have some heartburn and indigestion. It was fairly mild and I was able to get on with my day well enough.
I went to sleep late Friday night, setting my alarm for 5:45am because I was walking in the 5k Denver Heart Walk on Saturday morning. I would be tired, but fine for the walk.
Around 3am I woke up with really bad painful agonizing TOTALLY RAGING! heartburn.
Oh my word at the heartburn!
It was like the devil himself was locked in my chest with his fiery burning pitchfork, and he had teamed up with his new side-kick — the dragon from Sleeping Beauty.
I got up and stumbled around and finally found the Tums. Took about 4 of those (though it could have been more considering my lack of total cognizance at the time) and tried to go back to bed. I was awake for the next 30 minutes until the pain was dull enough for me to sleep.
So the next day I read my What to Expect book and found out all the things I can do for heartburn. One of the major ones is to not eat too much too fast. I’m pretty sure that was my problem. So I’m resolved to chew slower and allow my body to digest one small meal at a time.
So far it’s working.