Travel is something I do a lot of and there are moments of joy and moments of anguish. A huge part of traveling is eating, they seem to go hand in hand in my world. Sometimes eating leads to heartburn, and heartburn leads to anguish.
The last thing I want is to suffer while I am traveling because I am out and about to fulfill wanderlust, not to sit around. Truly, the sun can shine bright but heartburn burns brighter in my chest. Heartburn can incapacitate me from being able to do the things I really love, like walking, and exploring.
If you are like me, you are looking for a convenient form of treatment to tote along, so that heartburn does not ruin your travel time. While heartburn creates physical and emotional disturbances, allow me to show you how to handle heartburn when you travel. Let’s just say we are putting the snooze button on heartburn so you can lavishly live and travel out loud!
How to Handle Heartburn When You Travel
After returning from a recent trip, I heard a colleague complaining of heartburn. In fact, he moaned that he was up all night long because he ate and drank far too much. Obviously, he is not the only indulgent on a vacation but it is awful to be up all night suffering, right?
I have been down this road as well. We are out, we are enjoying food and drinks and then it hits me. That burn, that stomach illness, the throat discomfort, it is just ‘Yuck’ times 10!
Emotionally you feel like everything is just out of sorts, and that you are paying a hefty price for enjoyment. Physically, you feel like death warmed over. Heartburn truly can prevent you from doing the things you like when you travel. Don’t let heartburn impede your vacation, your wanderlust, your life!
Now, in the world of instant gratification, we all have to be realistic with our expectations of how quickly we will feel better after heartburn appears.
First, when I travel I always take along heartburn relief. The relief I have brought with me to date is Omeprazole. To date, I have been happy with my resulting relief from Omeprazole and now I have stumbled upon something new and even easier to use!
The Magic of Orally Disintegrating Tablets
Omeprazole Orally Disintegrating Tablets are my new go-to solution for heartburn while traveling. OK, let’s be serious: they are my go-to even when I am not traveling. Those that get heartburn have had it before. I know that I will suffer if I am not prepared, so I travel with it in my travel bag before the epic heartburn storm!
Last, they do not require water. Instead, they just dissolve on your tongue and they don’t taste funky. The flavor is strawberry, so you do not have to worry about a strange taste, and it just melts in your mouth.
No one has to know that I am taking medicine. I just open it, put it in my mouth and I am on my way to relief by the next day.
The Truth About Heartburn Relief
It cannot stop you from eating all the wrong foods that kick up the symptoms again. For those of you that are heartburn sufferers, this is an ideal choice for you.
Let’s set your expectations on relief: by the next day or in a couple of days you will start to feel better. What you need to realize is that heartburn did not just happen from eating one meal,.
This is a combination of factors that gets you to this point. So, it would be standard to rationalize that relief will happen in a few days, not immediately!
The dosage is 1 tablet every 24 hours for 14 days, but do not take for more than 14 days or more frequently than every 4 months. Of course, you should consult with your doctor if you need to.
Travel and Get Your Wanderlust
I don’t care how comfortable your resort bed is, no one wants to be in that bed all day. Rather, traveling is about getting out and about so keep your meds with you, and carry on. Lavishly live life out loud prepared for the heartburn, but defeating it and letting the journey take you down the path of happy! Be Well