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Heartburn :(

(14 Posts)
duzzlightyearsmum Tue 03-Jun-14 19:21:35

Omg my heartburn is terrible sad anything actually helped anyone else? Gaviscon is pointless! TIA xxx

hotfuzzra Tue 03-Jun-14 19:29:21

Yes I've had it quite bad this weekend and still now. I have been told that thick milkshakes help? But haven't tried it myself.
GWS

Iworrymyselftosleep Tue 03-Jun-14 19:39:35

Nope to milkshakes, milk makes heartburn worse.

Zantac which is over the counter and ranitidine (same drug but higher dose prescribed by doctor) are considered safe in pregnancy. Some doctors prescribe proton pump inhibitors like omaprazole in pregnancy but some won't.

Otherwise advice includes no spicy or fatty foods. No eating after about 6pm. No milk, juice, coffee, tea. Bananas hurt some people. Obviously watch out for acidy foods like tomatoes, oranges etc. try to sleep propped up. Don't drink much with meals, wait til a while after. Light meals better than big meals obviously...

I'm on twice the recommended dose of ranitidine (suggested by doctor!) as heartburn last pregnancy has damaged my stomach so badly that there isn't an easy way of controlling It gor this pregnancy. You have my sympathy.

LBNM19 Wed 04-Jun-14 00:10:58

I've got tablets called tums find them quite good plus gaviscon and milk def works for me. I had terrible heart burn with my son & now 20 weeks pregnant had it for last 5 weeks its awful xx

Barbsta Wed 04-Jun-14 00:18:04

Think milkshake held me but milk and gaviscon also help me

BobPatandIgglePiggle Wed 04-Jun-14 00:20:03

Ranitidine was amazing!

Lisad1975 Wed 04-Jun-14 03:08:27

God its rank sad
I have an appt with gp cos it keeps me up at work at night now. Yes, gaviscon is crap !

Thumbwitch Wed 04-Jun-14 03:13:36

I hate Gaviscon with a passion. But the double strength gop did work when I was in appalling pain with the acid.

Pg 1 - I managed to keep it down mostly with real vanilla bean ice cream.
Pg 2 - this didn't work and I used Tums pretty regularly; failure to do so led to the need for the Gaviscon. I didn't make that mistake again too often! Also, I had it from about 12w onwards, and ended up having to sleep on a beanbag to keep me elevated just enough - couldn't lie flat at all. sad

Ardiente Wed 04-Jun-14 11:14:44

Apple cider vinegar in warm water is very good for heartburn. Avoid milk as it might provide temporary relief but makes it 10x worse.

roofio87 Wed 04-Jun-14 22:19:35

I had terrible terrible heartburn when pg, then was prescribed omeprezole by gp at 18 weeks and it saved my sanity. one tablet a day and absolutely no more heartburn!!! I would highly recommend!

Lisad1975 Wed 04-Jun-14 22:30:38

I cannot wait for my appt to get something cos I need some bloody sleep!

ilovelamp82 Wed 04-Jun-14 22:34:46

Ranitidine here, with both my pregnancies. Could not have coped without. You definitely have my sympathies. It feels never ending then one day you have a baby and it doesn't return. Not sure which I was happier about. Joking!! Obviously it was the heartburn

Missingcaffeine Wed 04-Jun-14 22:36:59

OMG it's just started this week, at 24 weeks with first pregnancy. Never experienced this before ever. Been eating Gaviscon double extra tablets like sweets over last couple of hours and they help for about 5 minutes. Think I actually have it because I haven't eaten if that makes sense? Last ate at 3pm apart from a chocolate bar at around 6pm.

whereisthewitch Wed 04-Jun-14 22:43:44

One word....Ranitidine. you can buy it OTC in supermarket. ..I bought a stash in b&m bargains, but you can also get it on prescription.

Take one in the morning and before bed and you'll never suffer again.

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