Hello I'm new to this site this is my first pregnancy and I'm 11 weeks pregnant with twins. Last night I unfortunately experienced what appeared to be acid reflux - it was awful! Does anyone have any tips on how to soothe this or avoid getting it in the first place - any comments/advice would be MUCH appreciated 😊
Yes to gavison liquid and tablets and milk. I stopped bending over as ds2 was really high up and I'd vom a bit. That was when I was seven months and onwards.Also it didn't go straight away after he was born. I also ate cake, a lot of cake as I thought it would soak up the stomach acid. It didn't really but it cheered me up.
Eat little and often rather than 3 big meals, definitely avoid a big dinner and eat earlier in evening. Avoid acidic and fatty foods, also caffeine. Sleep on left hand side. Exercise. Make sure your bra isn't too tight. Be careful with Rennies and gaviscon as they can actually make things worse .
I had terrible reflux all through my pregnancy. I don't like Gaviscon so I used Rennies. A lot. I had a pack in every handbag, on my bedside table, in my desk drawer at work, and just about any other place I could think of. The only time it didn't help was late in the pregnancy when I ate rich foods like Indian takeaway, which caused me to be sick.
Can I just say omeprazole has saved my sanity ! I am 31 weeks and from week 6-29 I had horrendous 24 hour heartburn ... To the point I was sick and sometimes all over myself from the heartburn ..... Had tried everything smaller meals, avoiding certain foods, buckets of gaviscon eventually got omeprazole prescribed and it worked straight away haven't had it for even a moment since I started taking them ! Has literally saved me from feeling incredibly down and resenting the pregnancy !
Trebor Extra Strong mints worked for me when Gaviscon, Maalox and Ranitidine failed. Someone mentioned it worked and I thought 'Pah, they can't have had it as bad as me', but gave it a try and the improvement was unbelievable.