2 am and not sleeping again...... off topic grumble


Second night in a row woken by extreme indigestion, and now running to the toilet… I think this was triggered by bread (gluten) eaten 2 days ago (yeah, I occasionally have binge eating - Not proud of that).

Took a double dose of sodium bicarbonate and finally nearly comfortable enough to lie down again… that’ll teach me to get off diet / out of control…

And I have work in a few hours. Tis going to be another very long day…


I would chase the bicarb down with a gin and diet tonic. I can really empathise, hope you did manage to get back to sleep.


Hope you had a reasonably decent workday given your loss of sleep. I’ve found that I don’t always feel miserable after losing sleep and getting through the groggy start of the day. I try not to let my usual expectations that a poor night’s sleep will always ruin the day that follows. When I lose sleep one night I usually have no problem sleeping the next.


Gin and Soda for me. Sounds nice. Still upset tummy now so clear fluids would well be indicated… such as the latter…


“There’s an old man sitting next to me . . . making love to his tonic and gin.”

Billy Joel, Piano Man


I’ve got a billy joel song book somewhere around… you just inspired me to dig it out and have a play on the piano…


sodium bicarbonate (Baking soda) is the only thing that works for me and I get heartburn nearly every night too. After a cup full of cold water with 1 or 2 TBSP of baking soda stirred together I feel better for the rest of the night (after quite a few burps).

Baking soda is better than all other “remedies” I’ve found for heartburn.


And it’s super cheap and not bulky. I am a big fan of sodium bicarbonate now.

Since I started ketogenic diet though my indigestion generally is much better (except for the event posted about above).


Drinking…drinking, could be not enough non caffeine fluid causing a little gastric disturbance? Alternating constipation with diarrhea? I’m Less than 50 carbs daily since July and find I have to add more water every month to keep the tummy woes at bay…


No constipation, cured that once I added more salt. 0 but yes, to intermittent diarrhoea. Will try drinking more…