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monday - Echoes of Flavio's Ghost Dreaming
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monday
 Did manage to go to Dark Mills Festival yesterday for a bit. Attended just one of the talks, saw a couple of bands, caught up with a few folk and, all in all, had a lot of fun, although I did come back early -I seem to be getting very tired very quickly in the last few days, something's not entirely right. There'll be pictures through the usual channels but I have to first  sort through them -took over five hundred pics, silly me.

Again, found that just one small alcoholic drink would trigger a horrendous heart-burn. No, I don't think I have an ulcer or anything like that, but I do think I'm a bit stressed again -the whole story with  recent events in my life (mostly good but still stressful), the end of the hols, the currently rather fragile state of my finances (we'll call it finances for lack of better word..). All of which will pass,of course and I'm basically ok, just stressed and skint.

On the same vein, I may need to sell a couple of things to tide things over, like my compact camera (which I never use these days since, as my long-suffering friends know, I have a 'proper' camera and for other occasions the iiPhone covers most of what I wanted the little camera for. It is a Canon PowerShot SX120 and it's quite good;  if you think you might be interested giz a bell. No idea yet how much I 'd be asking for it.

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valkyriekaren From: valkyriekaren Date: September 6th, 2010 10:12 am (UTC) (Link)
I was having problems with heart-burn/acid reflux like that a while ago (alcohol was one of the triggers for me, as was anything with onions in), and the doctor gave me a drug called Lansoprazole, which really helped.
flavius_m From: flavius_m Date: September 6th, 2010 10:21 am (UTC) (Link)
Ah, thanks, I'll investigate that.

I still think it's mostly stress and hopefully it will go as things settle in the new term..
valkyriekaren From: valkyriekaren Date: September 6th, 2010 11:45 am (UTC) (Link)
Sure, but if you're getting heartburn and acid reflux a lot it can cause other problems - damage to the oesophagus or stomach lining, for example. SO even if you think it's 'just' stress, it's worth getting something to help calm it down and let it heal.

Hope things get less stressful for you soon, anyway.
From: ngarara Date: September 6th, 2010 12:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Seconded - damage to the oesophagus can lead to Barrett’s Syndrome, which can lead to oesophageal cancer, which is what killed my dad. He had acid reflux most of his life but didn't really do much about it other than take Gaviscon. So when I started getting reflux, which was often associated with alcohol, I got myself checked and ended up on a proton-pump inhibitor (Lansoprazole is one of those) which reduces stomach acidity and has sorted the issue permanently.
PPIs can have some side effects in long-term use, but they're fairly uncommon and, in any case, a bloody sight less unpleasant than cancer!
valkyriekaren From: valkyriekaren Date: September 6th, 2010 02:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Usually you don't even need to be on them long-term - I used Lansoprazole for a month, then got a supply that I keep in case of high stress or poor diet weeks. Barely had any heartburn since.
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