I made a big mistake yesterday. During my pregnancies, I get heartburn. It begins to increase in intensity the bigger my belly grows. Last night, it was past the Tums stage and on to the Mylanta stage. I picked up a bottle at my neighborhood grocery store, downed a couple of tablespoons (I don't even use the little measuring cup, I just chug it straight from the bottle--it's that good). Then, I went to bed.
The heartburn didn't stop. In fact, I then started having . . . without being too graphic . . . other digestive issues.
Geesh, I thought. That generic Mylanta is crap. I came upstairs to take another dose. After taking another delicious, chalky, cherry-ish slug, I stood looking at the bottle.
I had not bought Mylanta. I had bought Milk of Magnesia.
That is a laxative, not an acid reducer.
There are some aisles from which you should never just grab.