Last night we squeezed some lemons and oranges to make juice which I drank before going to bed. It was very strong and acidic so I didn't even finish it. About half an hour later, after I was in bed, I began to experience stomach cramps and pain. I thought it would just pass but it kept getting worse and worse. Finally at about 1 AM we called the hospital and they said to come in. (Thank you, Canada, for Medicare.) The pain was quite severe by this time and I could barely stand. In the end it was decided that I had severe gastritis, probably brought on by the lemon juice. Gastritis is an inflammation of the lining of the stomach. They put me on intervenus and finally at about 3 AM they gave me a shot of morphine and one of Gravol. I was out like a light and when I woke up this morning I felt fine.
Today I have been catching up on my missed sleep and eating very mild food. The doctor said no coffee and that has been the worst after effect so far. It is not an experience I am eager to repeat so from now on the lemonade will be heavily diluted with water!