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What are your miracle heartburn cures?

(29 Posts)
cheeseandmushroomghostie Wed 28-Nov-12 10:35:05

In my last pregnancy, I chomped on remegel (chewy but chalky ones) to get rid of that nasty heartburn. Now it seems though you can't get it in the UK anymore without pay silly prices on eBay. So what else would you guys recommend. Currently 18 weeks and already suffering with it. Gaviscon doesn't help. Rennie works for about five minutes. Please let me know if there is a secret product out there that works......

Flisspaps Wed 28-Nov-12 10:38:11

ASDA own brand fruit flavoured heartburn sweets.

To be honest any chalky sweet should work (Parma violets, refreshers, love hearts) - much nicer than Gaviscon, which is advertised as having a fireman biff one off down your throat!

ZuleikaD Wed 28-Nov-12 10:40:17

I swear by the Gaviscon double action stuff. On prescription (from your MW) and swigged straight from the bottle.

Wishfulmakeupping Wed 28-Nov-12 10:44:32

Rice pudding it really works my midwife said to try it but wasn't expecting it to do anything but automatically calmed heartburn down

QueenofNightmares Wed 28-Nov-12 10:54:28

Rantidine smile Midwife recommended it for me I get 12 tablets for £1 from Tesco and have one in the morning and one at night before I started on that I was throwing up with the acid reflux.

OpheliasWeepingWillow Wed 28-Nov-12 10:55:13

Zantac - sweet bliss.

Also pints of cold milk

Gaviscon. Horrid stuff but the only thing that worked for me.

lyndie Wed 28-Nov-12 11:04:39

Omeprazole - on prescription from GP. Lasts all day!

sundaesundae Wed 28-Nov-12 11:17:39

Omeprazole, gaviscon just made my vom minty.

chocolate milk. Ice cold.

Very classy in a highly professional meeting, too.

kimcarl1988 Wed 28-Nov-12 12:21:56

chewing gum works for me id try that

If you're desperate, a small glass of water with a teaspoon of bicarb and a tablespoon of lemon juice. Works wonders for me, lasts a good few hours, just tastes absolutely grim...........

cheeseandmushroomghostie Thu 29-Nov-12 16:57:08

Thanks all for replies. Have purchased some gaviscon but sods law haven't had any heartburn today hmm

StrawberriesTasteLikeLipsDo Thu 29-Nov-12 17:17:37

Maalox suspension on prescription, i take it 2-3 times per day smile

TinkyPeet Thu 29-Nov-12 17:19:23

I just use milk, loads of it, but it works for me smile

RooneyMara Thu 29-Nov-12 19:06:07

Well I just sit upright, which is hard when you're pretty much asleep, but it works quickest for me.

I haven't bothered with anything else this time - it was worse last time, which is odd.

Used to like those chalky sweets like tums etc. Also try using an extra pillow at night.

RooneyMara Thu 29-Nov-12 19:06:31

Sorry, for feeble suggestions!

Splatt34 Thu 29-Nov-12 20:19:16

gaviscon advanced (not just the regular stuff) & ranitidine. get them on prescription so you don't have to pay

PipIsOutNow Thu 29-Nov-12 21:24:25

Gaviscon double action tablets. I swear by them and I have horrific heartburn and acid reflux. I'm surprised I'm not pooing out chalk I rely on them so much!!!

AlisonDB Thu 29-Nov-12 21:44:30

A mug of Horlicks before bed, then if needed in the middle of the night Gaviscon aniseed liquid swigged from the bottle,
During the day, eating little and often so tummy is never empty,
Lots of milky/dairy stuff as snacks, yoghurts, etc....

Wheels79 Thu 29-Nov-12 22:13:01

Can't claim I've had it really bad but have managed to reduce mine by sitting up after meals (rather than slumping/lying on sofa) and having a cup of tea/ banana milkshake/ yoghurt within 30 mins of eating. Also have an extra pillow at night.

rrreow Thu 29-Nov-12 22:18:23

Milk!

BiteTheTopsOffIcedGems Thu 29-Nov-12 22:20:49

Frijj milkshakes. Yummy and worked really well for at least a few hours. Even better really cold out the fridge.

newyearsday Mon 03-Dec-12 10:23:27

Milk here too! I was really suffering a week ago, specially with a bad cold, the heartburn was more painful than the chest infection.

A small glass of cold milk after every meal really helped. Extra pillows too.

ChestnutsRoastingonaWitchesTit Mon 03-Dec-12 10:29:08

The tesco heartburn stuff is just as good as Gaviscon and is £4 something for a big bottle, as opposed to £9? for Gaviscon. I know as I'm downing the stuff like a dockside floozy at the moment.

rrreow Mon 03-Dec-12 11:47:44

You know you can get Gaviscon prescribed, so you wouldn't have to pay for it with your maternity exemption (at least this was the case when I was pregnant 2 years ago). I think you can ask your midwife to prescribe, otherwise GP.

Frijj milkshakes.

ghosteditor Wed 05-Dec-12 09:46:10

Omeprazole on prescription - my heartburn lasted until the day after DD was born and it's thoroughly miserable; you don't have to live with it all day everyday!

I second a teaspoon of bicarb mixed into a glass of water. Tastes like fish water but works immediately.

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