Heartburn: It’s time to listen to your body, mom

Aug 19, 2018

After my last pregnancy, heartburn has been a constant reminder that my body is still adjusting to this very big change. It isn’t easy, especially as a second-time mom who needs to be in tip-top shape to chase around a kid while changing diapers and trying to calm an infant down. Does it sound familiar?

Heartburn creates all kinds of problems, both physically and emotionally, and it can often prevent you from doing the things you really enjoy or have to do. As a busy mother, I knew I had to get back on my feet if I wanted to be there for my family. After all, if you aren’t feeling your best, those around you will notice.

That’s when Omeprazole Orally Disintegrating Tablet came handy – a name that reminds me of my own mom, who used to take the traditional pills to relieve her achaques. Omeprazole ODT is the only frequent heartburn medication available as an easy-to-take orally dissolving tablet, which means that the tablet will melt in your mouth in seconds.

For me, it works exactly like the regular Omeprazole with the added bonus of not requiring a glass of water… perfect for those chaotic days when you can’t even be sure if your head is in its right place! Omeprazole ODT treats the same symptoms as Prilosec OTC, and in my experience, works just as well at a more affordable cost.

If you’re a busy mom like me, you need medication that delivers. Omeprazole ODT can provide long-lasting relief from heartburn, for up to 24 hours, making it an ideal choice for frequent heartburn sufferers. It’s common to forget about our bodies and how we really feel when we are taking care of children, a husband, a house, a career, etc. Yet sometimes you have no other choice but to listen to that inner voice and treat any symptom that may be slowing down your daily routine.

And if you’re extremely picky with flavors (I wonder, where did your kids learn that from?), I have to admit that it does taste great—the strawberry-flavored tablet goes down easy and melts in your mouth. Of course, please be aware that you should only take one dose every 24 hours for 14 days to finish the course of treatment. You should no take Omeprazole ODT for more than 14 days, or more frequently than every four months, unless directed by your doctor. Omeprazole Orally Disintegrating Tablets are not intended for immediate relief. Although some may experience relief in 24 hours, it may take 1-4 days to feel the full effect.

To me, it’s a no-brainer. I can relieve the symptoms of heartburn in a few days, and I don’t have to sacrifice a lot to get results. Motherhood is one of the hardest job ever (even more if you’re like thousands of women nowadays wearing many, many hats!) so don’t make it harder on yourself by ignoring your body. You deserve to feel at your best!

This post is sponsored by Mirum but all opinions are my own.

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