Then it hit me... HEARTBURN. Oh, the pain, oh the agony!!! I get it a lot, but not like I used to, so I always manage to keep tums or rolaids around. Well, I took some rolaids soft chews (very tasty, but keep them away from the chillens, because they look and even kinda taste like candy)
but they didn't help.
Then I recalled that Sandra had told me just yesterday, as a matter of fact, that baking soda works very well as an antacid.
I got home and thought... "What have I got to lose?" So, I filled a cup halfway with water and disolved a level teaspoon (the kind you would eat cereal with, not the measuring spoon) of baking soda in it. I drank about half** and within 30 seconds to a minute, my heartburn was G.O.N.E!!!
I actually danced around gleefully in the kitchen.
For all you out there who are BOGOing, pennypinching, and frugaling, this is LESS than PENNIES per dose!!!!! I buy the generic baking soda for about $.45 per box (less if it is on sale). When I bought the Rolaids Soft Chews, they were $3.29 for about 15 pieces!!! You do the math. No, really.. do the math. Dooo it. DO IT.
**OK, now for the "catch":
IT TASTES AWFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
But it works and is cheap, so I will continue to use it. So, to all of you... I am putting a challenge out there.
What home remedies or tips have you found like this that were:
1. Cheap, cheap, cheap
2. You Actually TRIED
3. Successfully Worked
For any who leave a comment and link to my blog (you know the drill) I will pick a winner and you will get a BRAND SPANKIN NEW box of baking soda, with my autograph. C'mon, you know you want it!