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Weird things happen when you get older, right? Things like deep lines and weird sun spots and adult acne and gas and other weird things like heartburn. Remember when you were younger and you’d make fun of old people talking about their bowel habits? I’m there. My friends and I talk about our bowels and our bladders and how we need heartburn Tablets and other medicines for the things that ail us, and we are all glad we’re right where we are, for the most part anyway.
I noticed a few years ago that I had this constant burp in my throat. It settled right where the base of my throat is. As soon as I would burp, there would be relief for a solid three seconds and then the bubble would come back. It came and went and because it wasn’t a daily occurrence, I kind of ignored it.
Until last year, that is. Last year I drastically changed my diet and for the first few months I had that nasty bubble in my throat all the time. It was so bad I finally did a Google search for “Why is there a bubble in my throat”. I couldn’t find much so I googled “What is this bubble in my throat”. Dr. Google told me it was heartburn so I laughed and laughed.
So during one of my monthly check ups with my endocrinologist, I mentioned this annoying bubble because it often felt like it was choking me and I was certain I had a throat tumor or elephantitis of the vocal chords.
That’s a thing, right?
When I told them about it, they told me that it was heartburn and to just buy some antiacids for heartburn. I laughed and laughed and went home and pressed the bubble in my throat. No way, dude. I’m too young for heartburn, and doesn’t it feel like fire in your throat? No way this was heartburn.
A couple weeks later I was talking to my dad on the phone and he mentioned having to go to the doctor for heartburn. He said he had had it since he was young and that his mom, my Mamom had it, and that it’s hereditary. I pressed the bubble in my throat with my fingertips and asked him what heartburn felt like. His response stunned me.
“It used to feel like a bubble stuck in my throat but now it feels like a fire.”
Yeah. I had heartburn.