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to almost vomit everytime I swallow gaviscon?

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iamdivergent Wed 16-Mar-16 20:27:06

6mths pregnant and been in heartburn hell for about the last 10wks. Been taking the tablets but was in chemist earlier when pharmacist told me I can get the liquid on minor ailments - great, or so I thought. Just went to have some and oh God nearly brought everything back up - it's horrible hmm the consistency, the taste, the after taste - back to the tablets I think unless I can get DH to squire it down the back of my throat, if I can find the old medicine syringe envy <<<sick face

ByThePrickingOfMyThumbs Wed 16-Mar-16 20:30:20

If you are talking about the aniseed flavour one YANBU. It is vile stuff.

The mint one is ok though. I used to swig it from the bottle when pg.

Zaurak Wed 16-Mar-16 20:30:24

If it's that bad then gaviscon isn't working for you. Ranitidine is your best bet.

RubbleBubble00 Wed 16-Mar-16 20:31:22

mint one is better, used to carry 500mk bottle in my bag when pregnant

athousandsplendidsuns Wed 16-Mar-16 20:31:23

I agree, only the mint is bearable.

VeryPunny Wed 16-Mar-16 20:31:42

By the middle of both pregnancies I had graduated to swigging it straight from the bottlegrin The bottle alone makes me heave now.

RubbleBubble00 Wed 16-Mar-16 20:32:23

peptac mint isn't bad either

iamdivergent Wed 16-Mar-16 20:32:56

This is the mint one blush it's a massive bottle as well, not actual gaviscon but the cheapo equivalent so maybe the real deal tastes better?

seasidesally Wed 16-Mar-16 20:33:29

oh god i remember it well with my twins
just the same made me gag terrible
ended up with chewy tablets
hope you find something that works

watchingthedetectives Wed 16-Mar-16 20:33:34

Fruit flavoured Rennies if they still make them win hands down - a bit like a chalky refresher!

wonkylegs Wed 16-Mar-16 20:34:22

Yep I think it's time to see your MW/GP about getting prescription Ranatidine. It was a lifesaver for me, I'm now 32wks and needing to suppliment with gaviscon but it's not so heave inducing.

Threefaries Wed 16-Mar-16 20:35:05

Yuk, it's awful. I take a tspn of bicarbonate. It's really effective for me but I'm sure that others would find this yuk too smile

bastedyoungturkey Wed 16-Mar-16 20:35:26

I hate gaviscon. The texture is awful. Rennies are much better.

Northernlurker Wed 16-Mar-16 20:36:33

The GP prescribed it for me with dd3 when I was suffering with pregnancy sickness. I took one mouthful and vomited copiously in the kitchen sink. Dh was upset I wasn't taking it as he thought it would help and was desperate for me to feel better. So I told him to take some. 1 spoonful and he nearly chucked up too - without the excuse of being pregnant! The bottle went in the bin after that.

Threefaries Wed 16-Mar-16 20:36:34

Not neat I must add, it's dissolved in a little water. I follow with a nice drink.

Buzzardbird Wed 16-Mar-16 20:38:23

Chill it as much as you can, more bearable.

beeny Wed 16-Mar-16 20:41:00

I use to swig it straight from bottle when i was pregnant ! Never had it since !

GothicRainbow Wed 16-Mar-16 20:41:58

Get a prescription for ranitidine from your GP, I was really struggling with reflux and heartburn, could barely eat without being in a lot of pain and it's helped me so much!

Isthereeverarightime1 Wed 16-Mar-16 20:42:41

I agree, I went to hospital once really struggling with breathing and they insisted I had heart Burn it was a chest infection diagnosed by dr the next day confused and they gave me a huge dose and said I had to have it then a nd there and every time I swallowed some it came back up sad and blush it was horrible stuff, stick to tablets if you can

TattyDevine Wed 16-Mar-16 20:45:42

Ooh I love a bit of Gaviscon aniseed original. Like a poor sick man's Sambucca! grin

If your heartburn is really bad you could see if you could get a PPI (proton pump inhibitor like Omeprezole). Not trying to NHS-upsell you though grin

There is a thick viscous and slightly salty and alkaline quality to antacid liquids that reminds me slightly of stuff I don't always want to swallow, in all honesty, though, so YANBU wink

TattyDevine Wed 16-Mar-16 20:47:13

HAVE YOU BEEN MISSOLD PPI BY TATTY DEVINE (sorry, watch too much daytime TV)

iamdivergent Wed 16-Mar-16 20:49:31

Tatty grin

StepAwayFromTheThesaurus Wed 16-Mar-16 20:50:18

The chewy tablets are much better. Gaviscon is just about the most horrible texture that anyone will ever expect you to ingest.

teatowel Wed 16-Mar-16 20:51:34

Mint is horrible ,aniseed is much better. I have swigged it from the bottle for years and years until I was diagnosed with a hernia, and given the tablets that are- according to some research- apparently going to give me dementia. So much to look forward to!

seasidesally Wed 16-Mar-16 20:53:10

. Like a poor sick man's Sambucca! grin ha ha ha

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