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Indigestion help

(58 Posts)
WhisperMen Sun 03-Nov-13 13:12:15

I am 33 + 3 weeks. I have really bad indigestion today.I have taken two rantidine (or however you spell it) and it's not helped. It isn't heartburn or acidy, it just feels like I have food stuck at the bottom of my throat. If I burp it feels better for a few seconds.

Anyone got any remedies seeing as I have taken all the medicine I can today and am feeling rubbish.

ZingWantsCake Sun 03-Nov-13 13:23:59

call the midwives and get them to make sure it is not a sign of pre-eclampsia

if it is - you'd need to go to hospital straight away

if it isn't - try to drink some fizzy drinks to help with burping.

or eat a bit of manuka honey - you might have a throat infection and swelling

WhisperMen Sun 03-Nov-13 13:30:31

pre-eclampsia? really? I don't have any swelling or a headache. I didn't know indigestion was a sign confused

WhisperMen Sun 03-Nov-13 14:03:33

nobody has any suggestions at all other than zing? sad

Stom91 Sun 03-Nov-13 14:10:21

Are u really short of breath?
It says signed or pre-eclampsia is bad indigestion and shortness of breathe and swelling etc? You said you had pins and needles? Maybe call a mw?
I have no idea for cues but maybe have a walk around the flat? Changing positions may help abit?

Didn't wana leave you in answered! X

Stom91 Sun 03-Nov-13 14:10:36

Unanswered **

susiey Sun 03-Nov-13 14:11:37

I found lemonade helped the best of all. During a meal it seemed to bring up the burps( tmi) rather than let them settle into indigestion.
Cider vinegar is also supposed to help but never did for me !( and was so gross!)

WhisperMen Sun 03-Nov-13 14:12:12

not really short of breath, just feel a bit i don't know, weird. I think I'll wait for DP to get home at 5 before I call the MW unless it gets worse.

already been for a walk outside and it made it worse sad

Stom91 Sun 03-Nov-13 14:14:57

Yeh give them a call see what they say.
Hope it eases soon!

WhisperMen Sun 03-Nov-13 14:26:51

I don't want to go to the hospital again. If I end up going this will be the third Sunday in a row that we have been there. They will think we have nothing better to do with our Sunday evenings!

KringleCandleLover Sun 03-Nov-13 14:29:32

Try a Polo or xtra strong mint? Agree with lemonade(flatish). My mw(years ago) advised I lay on the floor on my back, knees as close to my tummy as poss and rock from side to side. It releases any trapped air.. Works too.

WhisperMen Sun 03-Nov-13 14:40:59

I can't lie on my back as I get really really dizzy else I would give that a go. I am drinking peppermint tea which usually helps but is doing nothing. I'm not sure anything will shift it today.

ZingWantsCake Sun 03-Nov-13 14:44:06


please call the hospital. there's nothing better you can do but to get checked/given info on the phone.

is your urine a normal colour?

WhisperMen Sun 03-Nov-13 14:45:39

I think it's normal colour. what colour shouldn't it be?

ZingWantsCake Sun 03-Nov-13 14:45:52

you are really worrying me actually.
sorry, but my gut says you need to get checked asap.

and hopefully I'm wrong and you can come and slap me.

MrsBramleyApple Sun 03-Nov-13 14:46:06

I didn't know indigestion was a sign of pre-eclampsia. I lived on Peppermint Gavison with ds2 seventeen years ago. I developed pre-eclampsia two weeks before and was induced due to high blood pressure!

ZingWantsCake Sun 03-Nov-13 14:49:04

shouldn't be too dark, nor reddish or colour of cola.

some people have no symptoms! so headache and dizziness can be due to high blood pressure.

Please google "Symptoms alof orw-eclampsia" - I can't link right now.

ZingWantsCake Sun 03-Nov-13 14:50:05


exactly. (and sorry you had that)
it just doesn't feel right, does it?

WhisperMen Sun 03-Nov-13 14:50:14

okay i'll give them a call zing I do feel a bit weird I guess. sort of a bit spaced out? I don't really know how to describe it other than an elephant sitting on my chest not letting food digest and occasionally I can feel my heart beating if I lean back on the sofa, but I thought that was just baby pressing on a nerve or something.

ZingWantsCake Sun 03-Nov-13 14:51:16

* google Symptoms of pre-eclampsia

obviously. not whatever the heck that was!wink

ZingWantsCake Sun 03-Nov-13 14:52:04

spaced out, confused - really not good honey!

please give them a call asap!

ZingWantsCake Sun 03-Nov-13 14:52:35

heart racing is another symptom!

WhisperMen Sun 03-Nov-13 14:55:56

i've just rang them. They are really busy atm and the receptionist said she will get a midwife to give me a call back asap.


ZingWantsCake Sun 03-Nov-13 15:00:42

sorry, didn't mean to worry you!

even if it is there's time, it's important that you talk to them today and probably should be seen.

it's called pre-eclampsia, because there's time to treat you and avoid eclampsia!

you and baby will be fine, you will be ok.

KringleCandleLover Sun 03-Nov-13 15:01:48

Is the discomfort in between the top of your boobs? If so it sounds like trapped wind. Especially if burping remedies it for a short time. If you can't lie flat, do it (if poss) on your bed with pillows under your head. What you are aiming for its to dislodge the air bubbles. (Though ignore me if you don't believe its wind!)

ZingWantsCake Sun 03-Nov-13 15:02:22

well, as in I did mean to worry you enough to do something, but not to the point of tears!wink

WhisperMen Sun 03-Nov-13 15:06:30

I don't think it's trapped wind kringle I've had that before and this is much different. I'll give it a go though just incase it is.

I now have a pain where I presume my heart is and my left arm feels tingly and my armpit hurts. Called my Dad and he is coming round to sit with me and take me to hospital if needs be as DP is working until 5.

They are really going to think that my Sunday evening entertainment is going to the labour ward if I end up going in. Bloody pregnancy. I hate hospitals sad

ZingWantsCake Sun 03-Nov-13 15:14:06

ok just a few more symptoms

swelling of feet, face hands
shortness of breath
abdominal pain
shoulder pain
disturbed vision


KringleCandleLover Sun 03-Nov-13 15:15:21

Hope all is ok. Try not to panic xx

ZingWantsCake Sun 03-Nov-13 15:15:46


racing pulse
heightened sense of anxiety
chest pain

WhisperMen Sun 03-Nov-13 15:17:42

I don't have any swelling and wouldn't say I was confused. not really got any abdominal pain, other than from baby jabbing me whilst wriggling. slight dizziness and my left shoulder hurts.

I'm having a glass of water to see if I am just dehydrated and that's what is causing the now present headache and weird feeling.

ZingWantsCake Sun 03-Nov-13 15:18:39

sorry, I'm only posting symptoms in case you didn't think any of these could be a sign

again, I don't mean to scare you as such, sorry.

if the MW don't call you back in the next 15 mins call again and explain new symptoms of arm tingling and pain.
don't wait too long


remember you and baby will be ok!

ZingWantsCake Sun 03-Nov-13 15:20:09

shoulder pain is definitely a sign of pre-eclampsia.

together with the other things I strongly suggest you go to the hospital now.
your DH can catch up.
You need to be seen asap.

WhisperMen Sun 03-Nov-13 15:24:08

Midwife has called back and told me to come in so I'm just waiting for my Dad to get here so I can get a lift as I don't think I can walk there.

Thankyou for looking out for me zing you lovely human. I shall keep you updates

ZingWantsCake Sun 03-Nov-13 15:26:32

sorry for bullying you!

yes, update me if you are able to.
I won't worry much as I know you'll be treated and in good hands, but I'd love to know how you are.

good luck.

WhisperMen Sun 03-Nov-13 15:29:54

sometimes I need bullying zing especially when it comes to hospitals. They always want to take blood and I am petrified of needles and have useless veins so it's always a bit traumatic. I just have to think it's not for me, it's for my little peanut and how bad I would feel if anything happened to it just because I was too wimpy to go get checked.

ZingWantsCake Sun 03-Nov-13 15:34:51

I hate needles too!

I always ask them to countdown and then jab, so I can steel my nerves and be prepared.
I had a traumatic blood taking experience when I was 15.
I tried to fight it by giving blood when I was 22. I think it helped.
I had a bunch if kids so had my more than fair share of bloid tests!wink

is this your first baby?

ZingWantsCake Sun 03-Nov-13 15:35:41

maybe they can try from back of your hand. skin is thinner there

Bumbez Sun 03-Nov-13 15:41:48

Midwife here, I'm glad you're being checked over smile

WhisperMen Sun 03-Nov-13 16:01:06

yeah it's my first baby.

last time I went to the ward because of reduced movement I came over all dizzy and they wanted blood and ended up having to take it out of my wrist with a syringe because my veins just refuse to co-operate.

I just feel like I'm wasting everyone's time going to the hospital. There will be nothing wrong again and I will be sent home and feel stupid sad

ZingWantsCake Sun 03-Nov-13 16:17:54

do not feel bad or guilty for "wasting time" - because you don't waste time, you are concerned about the health of baby and yourself.
you are not stupid.

your safety is paramount, if you had to go back everyday than that's what it is!

MWs know that more than anyone else.

I took DS2 once to A&E at night, convinced he had meningitis.
thankfully I was wrong, it was only tonsillitis, but the stiff-ish neck (from pain) and aversion to light (coz of fever) scared the shit out of me!

the nurse said I did the right thing.
my kid, my responsibility.

then there was a time when DS4 was coughing weirdly (@9 months old).
I had no idea what it could be but it felt wrong.
he had Krupp and was given steroids because his Oxygen level was below normal (84% I think) and kept in overnight.
My gut was right.

I don't doubt my gut feeling anymore, even if I turn out to have jumped the gun. I'd rather apologise then be too late.

Let's hope it's nothing serious, but I'm really glad you are on your way!
(sorry for long post)

WhisperMen Sun 03-Nov-13 16:25:52

I have just been put on a bed by the MW and put on the monitor things for baby even though it's been moving fine. Had my blood pressure taken and it was higher than normal. Had a urine sample taken, and now have to wait. It's super busy on the ward, so MW said it might be a while. She told me off for saying it was probably nothing and said I could come in twice a day every day until I give birth and they wouldn't mind because it keeps my stress levels down.

I can hear a woman giving birth. <covers ears>

ZingWantsCake Sun 03-Nov-13 16:32:53

<hands over earplugs>

see, I told you! bless her for reassuring you!

is your dad with you? I'm around if you are bored wink

WhisperMen Sun 03-Nov-13 16:37:14

nah my Dad had to go as he is playing a gig. DP finishes at 5 so will probably go home for some dinner and then come up. I packed a bag just incase I have to stay, but I forgot to bring anything useful. I do have last weeks newspaper and only one slipper.

ZingWantsCake Sun 03-Nov-13 16:59:08

one slipper? hmm, that's not very useful! grin

ZingWantsCake Sun 03-Nov-13 16:59:59

tell him to get the other slipper and your phone charger!

I'm up till late, in case you need me!wink

WhisperMen Sun 03-Nov-13 17:10:12

I don't know why I only packed one slipper. pregnancy brain is weird.

apparently there is some protein in my wee so have to have bloodssad I have been given some lovely codeine for my headache though. grin

ZingWantsCake Sun 03-Nov-13 18:00:37

oh poor you.

be strong. I'm holding your hand.

codeine is lovely.wink

WhisperMen Sun 03-Nov-13 18:41:31

turns out I have a uti or some form of infection. being kept in on antibiotics and they want to keep an eye on my blood pressure.

ZingWantsCake Sun 03-Nov-13 18:45:46

are they going to keep you in?

ZingWantsCake Sun 03-Nov-13 18:46:37

I meant how long are they going to keep you in?

has hubby arrived yet?

WhisperMen Sun 03-Nov-13 18:56:55

keeping me in overnight at least. dp is on his way here now so wont be on my own for long

ZingWantsCake Sun 03-Nov-13 19:11:19

good, I'm glad you are staying in.

has the blood test results come back yet?

ZingWantsCake Sun 03-Nov-13 19:12:53

also, how are your symptoms?

If it's just an infection that's not nice either, but at least not so serious.

ZingWantsCake Mon 04-Nov-13 08:07:09

how are you this morning?

WhisperMen Mon 04-Nov-13 10:29:02

hiya sorry phone only just got charged. bloods came back fine and it's just an infection. going home this afternoon if I feel better. thankfully nothing more serious going on but thank you for making me go in and get sorted. cake for you

ZingWantsCake Mon 04-Nov-13 15:38:57

oh, goodie <gobbles cake>

good that you are on the mend and it was a relatively less serious problem.

I'm glad you went in and please don't hesitate to go in if you need to!
of course I wish you will be well and have an uneventful last few weeks, but if anything else happens do not worry about seeking help!

and you can pm me anytime about anything pg/birth related if you want!
I'm not a midwife, but had 6 kids so I have some knowledge/experience and happy to help!

all the best! smile

WhisperMen Mon 04-Nov-13 17:21:12

6 kids? bloody hell you are a machine. im not sure I want any more after this one haha. im starting to feel much better now thankfully just lounging on the sofa eating chocolate buttons grin

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