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Indigestion help

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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!)

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