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heartburn/acid reflux - haven't got any gaviscon

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soapnuts Sun 30-Sep-12 10:00:24

any ideas for what can I eat that might settle it a bit? it's really really horrible!!

GoldenPrimrose123 Sun 30-Sep-12 10:01:26

Dry cream crackers and a big glass of milk. Works for me! smile

Kormachameleon Sun 30-Sep-12 10:01:38

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Ellypoo Sun 30-Sep-12 10:01:46

DH swears by apples or apple juice when he gets heartburn but I haven't tried it when pg.

OneOfMyTurnsComingOn Sun 30-Sep-12 10:01:59

I know exactly how you feel. I do have Rennies though. Sometimes milk helps. Otherwise I'm as stuck as you.

AliceHurled Sun 30-Sep-12 10:02:26

Drink milk.

MrsMiniversCharlady Sun 30-Sep-12 10:03:29

A teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda in half a glass of water

soapnuts Sun 30-Sep-12 10:05:21

oh i forgot about the milk - I'll try that one now. Don't have any dry crackers, apples, apple juice or rennies!! I think I need to go shopping!!

thanks all!

chocchoc30 Sun 30-Sep-12 10:10:26

Love Hearts smile

AlisonDB Sun 30-Sep-12 10:21:29

Toast or dry bread to help soak up the acid, and a big mug of warm milk, (i find cold milk can be slightly unsettling)

soapnuts Sun 30-Sep-12 10:27:37

mmmm lovehearts!! I did try some jelly beans and they helped for a while (or maybe just a distraction!)

Milk is keeping it at bay for now but am def going to put a glass of water and bicarb next to my bed for those horrible middle of the night heartburn crises!

HaggisNeepsTatties Sun 30-Sep-12 10:31:37

Also try this move...stand a meter or so away from kitchen worksurface or something with similar height and bend over so back is parallel to floor. This gives the baby room to move off all the abdominal organs and can help...also anything on all fours.

whenhenshaveteeth Sun 30-Sep-12 10:34:07


Pochemuchka Sun 30-Sep-12 11:11:02

Last night I had a revelation - this is my 3rd pregnancy and I have had the worst reflux throughout all of them. Nothing was working so I spent about 5-10 minutes cleaning my teeth (!) after that I was fine enough to go to sleep.

Will be trying it again tonight when reflux inevitably strikes!

CitrusyOne Sun 30-Sep-12 11:21:36

Can second cleaning the teeth- has helped me in the evenings no end. And I have found that drinking water in the night makes it worse. Rennies make it better. I'm sure that giving birth will make it even better. 2 and a alf weeks and counting...........

RecklessRat Sun 30-Sep-12 18:33:49

Fresh lemon juice squeezed ino a glass of water.

It sounds weird, but it really works. The acid in the lemon turns to alkaline when it hits the water.

Much cheaper and nicer than Gaviscon. I drink it every night before going to bed and it's really helped.

Finbert Sun 30-Sep-12 18:36:41

Milk gives me the worst heartburn! My sis said polos worked for her. I'm downing gaviscon, like the sound of the lemon might try that

zigwig Sun 30-Sep-12 19:30:56

Carrots. Freshly juiced carrot to drink is best but munching on a raw one may help.

whatsinthebagangelos Sun 30-Sep-12 20:53:46

Not food but I find Tescos own brand indigestion tabs way better than gaviscon, cheaper too!

AliceHurled Sun 30-Sep-12 22:04:02

Whatsin if you're pregnant you should get gaviscon on prescription, so free. You shouldn't have to pay for it.

whatsinthebagangelos Mon 01-Oct-12 16:55:36

Oh right thanks I didn't know that smile

AlisonDB Wed 03-Oct-12 14:50:18

How much gaviscon is safe to take, i am litterally living on the stuff now, i have the tablets which i carry every where with me. Then a bottle by my bed for in the middle of the night, and im not measuring im just drinking straight from bottle, the sugested normal doses just dont touch the sides!!!

AliceHurled Wed 03-Oct-12 15:44:10

I was told as much as I liked. It messes with my bowels though

CakeBump Wed 03-Oct-12 15:59:04

Use lots of extra pillows to keep the acid down, and don't eat or drink anything for 2 hours before bedtime.

Really helped for me.

MrsHBaby3 Wed 03-Oct-12 17:04:07

ive raised the top of my bed with bricks under the legs if that makes sense, and drink gaviscon from the bottle :-)

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