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heartburn is killing me at 32 weeks pregnant! Help!

(32 Posts)
plokett1 Sun 16-Feb-14 22:14:23

Does anybody have any wonder cures! I know its pretty normal but barely slept last night and have had it all day and
it just gets worse nearer bedtime! Im going through alot of gaviscon but doesnt seem to do much for longer than a few minutes! :-(

CrispyFB Mon 17-Feb-14 08:50:36

Rantidine didn't touch mine, but it does work for some people. Only omeprazole has made any difference.

SweetPeaPods Mon 17-Feb-14 07:59:50

Wonder cure- go to gp, ask for ranitidine. It's amazing stuff, really works. I took 3 a day.
I also drank loads of milk etc too but the tablets really are amazing.

Jolay100 Mon 17-Feb-14 07:55:27

From my yoga class there is a move that really helps. Basically involves sitting on the floor facing the wall cross legged or on your knees, so that you can comfortably touch the wall with straight arms, then putting your palms on the wall and 'walking them up' to stretch above your head and holding that position for a while, before walking back down. Repeat as necessary. Might not be the easiest thing in the middle of the night but those in the class who suffer heart burn swear by it.

MummyPig24 Mon 17-Feb-14 07:23:02

I'm now 36 weeks and I have worked out what gives me bad heartburn.

Eating Late makes it worse, as does eating on the sofa. Sitting at the table is better.

Eating sugary or carbs foods makes it worse.

I can't stand milk or gaviscon so I pop rennie tablets. Every time I have a bad day I think about going to the dr for something else but then the next day I wot suffer as much and I forget about it. Plus I figure I hopefully don't have much time left!

Mishmashfamily Mon 17-Feb-14 06:54:30

I'm pissed off I didn't go back to GP!!!!

I didn't know toy cold get anything else!!!!!!!

differentnameforthis Mon 17-Feb-14 03:18:29

its likely to change that dramatically in a couple of days

Not true. Prolonged pain that feels like heartburn can be epigastric pain & your BP won't always be high with it initially.

Your bp CAN change drastically in a few days too...mind did.

mummie2b1987 Mon 17-Feb-14 03:07:34

I second ranitidine it's amazing - gaviscon is rubbish pls go to drs and get a prescription! I was also being woken up by me being sick in my mouth from horrendous heartburn....since I've had ranitidine it's totally gone! grin X

BobPatSamandIgglePiggle Sun 16-Feb-14 23:45:27

Ranitidine - I could have kissed the doctor!

CrispyFB Sun 16-Feb-14 23:37:31

Yeah, omeprazole is the miracle cure you're looking for! I had heartburn from 6 weeks with this one (never really had it before) and am now 35 weeks. Gaviscon wasn't touching it, nothing OTC was. Got an omeprazole prescription and it just went. Every so often I try going without it to see what happens but within a few hours of a missed dose, the poker in my throat is back!

I'm just hoping it is just pregnancy causing it and it goes after the birth..

Addictedtomaltesers Sun 16-Feb-14 23:02:50

Get yourself to the supermarket and get some of those kids tube strawberry yoghurts. Squeeze a good mouthful into your mouth and swallow it really slowly smile

I discovered this at 38 weeks pregnant and it's brilliant for calming it just long enough to get to sleep slightly propped up.

Jolleigh Sun 16-Feb-14 22:53:54

I'm in love with omeprazole. Really helped me...I could barely eat anything before my doc wrote me the prescription.

plokett1 Sun 16-Feb-14 22:50:13

Im definately making a trip back to my gp! Im not eating much as the thought of food makes the heartburn worse but im guessing the lack of food isnt helping matters either!

TheDetective Sun 16-Feb-14 22:47:46

I had ranitidine prescribed.

Wonderful stuff.

Did the job, and kept it at bay for 24 hours. smile

Gaviscon is shit. grin

Mishmashfamily Sun 16-Feb-14 22:47:39

Ah god ! I felt like I was breathing fire out of my nose - that wasn't heartburn there was a fucking volcano exploding .

Sleep sitting up.

Stay the fuck away from bacon and pastry

May the force be with you !

Gaviscon dual action were good.

plokett1 Sun 16-Feb-14 22:44:11

Ahhh thank you so much everyone...glad to know im not the only 1! I will definately ask about the omeprazole too. I think im prob eating a little to late in the evening compared to my bedtime so will make that earlier too! Anything pickle related brings on the heartburn at just the thought!

MrsDeVere Sun 16-Feb-14 22:40:24

It gets worse the more babies you have (IME) so by DC5 I was really suffering sad

I used to wake myself up by being sick ewwww.

Things that helped

Not eating after about 6 pm
Not eating anything that triggered it e.g pickle, onions, anything remotely spicy. Sticking to mega bland foods really.
I used those chewy indigestion tablets/sweets I can't remember what they were called now (sorry) but they were not the chalky ones. They are a well known brand. They were a lot better than gaviscon.
Milk at bedtime.
Sleeping virtually upright, propped up with pillows.

Oh the JOY of giving birth and being able to eat a cheese and pickle sandwich a few hours later (homebirth).

SinkyMalinks Sun 16-Feb-14 22:38:08

Omeprazole.

Amazing stuff.

plokett1 Sun 16-Feb-14 22:38:02

Im on the liquid so might try the tabs if it doesnt improve.. will definately try upright sleeping....anythibg for some actual sleep! Ha!

LocalEditorLancashire Sun 16-Feb-14 22:36:30

I found ice cream helped to soothe the burning long enough for me to get too sleep

ThoughtsPlease Sun 16-Feb-14 22:35:02

I found gaviscon tablets to be better than the liquid.

sweetkitty Sun 16-Feb-14 22:32:18

Wonder cure is omaperazole from the doctors, I've had it 3 times and one little tablet in the morning keeps it at bay for the entire day (I had acid reflux at well).

Cezzieb Sun 16-Feb-14 22:31:23

I found a glass of milk helped. I also ended up going to the doctors and getting a prescription for gaviscon (liquid is much better than chewable tablets!!!)

SomethingOnce Sun 16-Feb-14 22:31:14

I found trying to sleep sort of sitting up propped on pillows helped a bit.

plokett1 Sun 16-Feb-14 22:29:37

Thanks dappydongle, i had a check on thurs and all was ok unless its likely to change that dramatically in a couple of days...not sure as its never been mentioned to me before!

plokett1 Sun 16-Feb-14 22:27:23

Didnt mean to post twice! Thank you will try anything....melon sounds quite good right now! Haha!

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