I didn't know what heartburn was back then
I then went to see my family doctor after some time. He said that I had heartburn and that I should watch what I eat – for example, eat less fatty foods. He also mentioned that some people get heartburn when they eat sweet foods like candy.
So I started paying attention to my diet and got the impression that it could have something to do with that. I tried to cut certain things out of my diet, but I have to admit I simply really enjoy eating them. I also stopped eating sweet foods completely for a while. My symptoms got better, or even went away for weeks. But they came back again.
I went back to my doctor and told him I didn’t feel quite right. I simply found the burning really unpleasant, downright awful. He said that my stomach was causing the problem and prescribed chewable tablets. I always carried the tablets on me and chewed them whenever the symptoms arose, and then I felt better again. I was happy with the way things were. The main thing was that the symptoms were under control.