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30 weeks and terrible heartburn

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chickenspots Tue 16-Oct-12 22:45:24

I've had heartburn with each pregnancy (expecting #3) but this has to be the worst I've ever had. Gaviscon helps very temporarily, just wondering if there is anything else they can give you? I think I might have reflux as well as heartburn as sometimes I get a mouthful of acid sad

TheDetective Tue 16-Oct-12 22:47:27

Ranitidine is the only thing which works for me.

You can buy over the counter, or get a prescription from GP which gives a stronger dose. I use the stronger dose, once a day, and it works a treat.

chickenspots Tue 16-Oct-12 22:52:36

thanks - I'm seeing my consultant tomorrow so will ask her if I could try that

chickenspots Thu 18-Oct-12 10:26:43

TheDectective thanks for the advice. I got a prescription yesterday and took one tablet before my evening meal and I've not needed any Gaviscon since. What a difference. Just wish I'd asked sooner!

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