Monday, December 12, 2005

better run faster

Normally I'm not a big fan of Mondays. However, today I was really wanting to get outside and get to running. That is until Mona's (she who must be obeyed) chili from last night hit me. Don't get me wrong, Mona is a very good cook and I love her chili. Unfortunately, I also enjoy hot and spicey too much. That is why I'm on two Nexium a day. I don't know if it was the beans, the jalapenos, or the added hot sauce that got me, but something did. Lesson learned, the chili is spicey enough.

Regardless of the stomach discomfort and strange sound emitting from my body, I did manage to get my 5 mile recovery run in tonight. After I got out there, all I could think was run faster! Have to get back to the house. I'm sure you can figure out why I was in such a rush.

No left over chili tonight! I have to do a 7 mile AMP run tomorrow night.

BTW, I did a 10 mile bike ride and worked out Sunday afternoon.

1 comment:

dark_one said...

My name is Jon Star and i would like to show you my personal experience with Nexium.

I am 34 years old. Great medicine. I only hope that I don't become dependant on it. But as my esphogus heals then maybe I'll be able to take an OTC PPI if my symtoms re-occur and I catch them ASAP! Can't wait for a generic. BLUE CROSS of MA won't pay for Nexium unless I start on generic Prilosec, then Protonix, then if both of those failed, they would pay for Nexium. I hate BLUE CROSS! My Dr. was great in giving me 7 weeks of samples when he heard this and Aztra-Zeneca gave me a 7-day coupon I re-deemed at my local pharmacy(with a written 7-day script from my Dr.)

No major side effect. Sometimes a feeling of indigestion/bloated, possibly due to low or no stomach acid as a result of a PPI. So, I am sure to chew my food well and not to eat large portions. I have introduced foods/drinks back into my diet, that before taking Nexium would otherwise bring-on reflux symtoms. Fruit juices and citric acid containing drinks still are bothersome. But, I've eaten Pizza, and am able to drink coffee/tea, both decaf(not to excess though.) A little at a time. I do not drink any alcohol! I still limit any food intake 3 hours before bedtime and try to sleep on my left side. Nexium has given me the greatest relief as compared to all OTC H2 and OTC PPI's. I'm on week 5 of an 8 week treatment.

I hope this information will be useful to others,
Jon Star

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