This post brought to you by Omeprazole. All opinions are 100% mine.
Just a quick post for those of you who like me, never suffered heart burn a day of your life...until you had kids. I didn't even know what it was or how it felt until I was in my 2nd trimester with my first child! It only got worse with each baby I had after that and it didn't matter what I ate or when I ate. I tried avoiding foods late at night, but it didn't help and I ended up feeling like I was starving if I didn't have frequent snacks. The foods that I thought wouldn't cause it...would. Like chocolate. It's so awful and I especially hate when it causes me to lose sleep at night since it always gets worse when I lay down. From the first time it showed up 10 years ago until now, I've had bouts with it on and off. Even when I'm not pregnant, but always when I am. I wonder why that is. Could it be age?
I avoided medication as much as possible with any type of ailment when I was pregnant, but sometimes look towards it to help now that I am baby-free. If you're like me and suffer from occasional heartburn Omeprazole might be a solution for you. If you've used medications like Prilosec OTC you're in luck- Omeprazole is just as effective and much more affordable. You can find it exclusively at Walmart and it runs 25% less than Prilosec OTC.
An affordable alternative is always a nice thing to find these days!