Difference Between Watching Fall Football in My 20s vs 30s? Heartburn
This is the story of how Omeprazole Orally Disintegrating Tablets have helped me get back to my love of watching football by fighting my heartburn. Disclosure: Omeprazole Mirum sponsored this post, however as always, all opinions are my own.
Well, folks, we’ve officially made it to the NFL preseason and I could not be happier. I’m sure I don’t need to explain the reasons why I look forward to football season coming around every year (or, at least, during the months it’s not on), but I’m going to anyway. For me, it’s a combination of a few things. First is the camaraderie. There’s nothing quite like that feeling of being in a room with your closest friends, totally invested in what’s happening with your favorite team—even if you’re all transplants and that team happens to vary throughout the room.
Then there’s the nostalgia factor. From getting together to watch the game to throwing the ball around in the yard, football played such a big part in my bonding with friends and family members when I was a child. So, you can imagine how that lovely, bittersweet feeling has a big presence when I find myself in front of the TV on a Sunday. Finally, you have the food. Oh, the food! Chips and dips, pizza and wings, potato skins and pigs in blankets, and any variety of sweets are all on the list when it comes to my preferred spread. And that leads me to the point of this post: I’ve recently had to admit that my love of fall football and everything that comes with it might be slowly ruining my stomach.
I’m sure it’s not surprising when I say that none of my favorite foods listed above are easy on the digestive tract. Throw in the beer and the stress that comes with getting a little worked up over the highs and lows of a typical game and my system gets a little out of sorts a few weeks in. It was toward the end of the holidays last season that I decided I should probably make a few changes to tackle my heartburn. I started by finally coming to terms with the fact that I wasn’t in my early 20s anymore (or in my 20s at all, for that matter), which wasn’t the easiest to do. After that, it was time to make adjustments to the menu. Lucky for me, my wife has become an expert in finding great recipes, and cooking is one of our favorite things to do together. So, I got over my initial disappointment of having to give up some of the staples I’d always looked forward to and got to work. Out went things like cheese dips, pizzas, and potato skins and in came the guac, cauliflower flatbread, and baked zucchini fritters. While these foods can take longer to prepare in some instances, believe it or not, they’re all just as good as what they took the place of. You definitely won’t catch me complaining.
Despite the change in fare, the damage I had done still needed to be addressed—an issue that was most apparent when someone failed to complete a pass or a ref would make a bad call. And that’s where the Omeprazole Orally Disintegrating Tablets came in.
For those that aren’t familiar, Omeprazole is a type of acid reducer that works on the long-term (over the course of a two-week regimen) as opposed to others that offer more immediate heartburn relief. For people like me who have done a number on their systems, it’s probably the better way to go. What sets this particular version apart is MELTech formula.
Omeprazole Orally Dissolving Tablets (ODT) have a super-pleasant strawberry flavor and melt in your mouth, so it’s something to actually look forward to taking every day. You don’t need any water to take this tablet, either. Just take one dose daily for 14 days to complete the full regimen. Omeprazole ODT is not intended for immediate relief, and it may take 1-4 days to feel the full effect.
You should not take Omeprazole ODT for more than 14 days, or more frequently than every four months, unless directed by a doctor.
So, if you’ve been having heartburn issues every time game day comes around like I did, I would definitely consider the Omeprazole Orally Disintegrating Tablets and making a few changes to the diet. Look for Omeprazole Orally Disintegrating Tablets wherever you buy over-the-counter medications.
I’ve linked recipes to some of our favorites below.
Zucchini Fritters by Damn Delicious (we bake ours)