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DropYourSword Mon 29-Feb-16 10:03:06

I'm now 31 weeks pregnant with my first. I never suffered with heartburn/indigestion pre-pregnancy, but it's now so so bad that I really can't face eating anything because I suffer so much afterwards. I never knew it could be so bad!

Everyone I know has commented on how much weight they think I've lost (this is coming from a good & caring place). I actually have put on a little weight during the pregnancy but I think it's all bump. I'm not so worried about eating for the baby as I know it is growing fine, but I think that if I could eat more then I could feel a little better.

I have struggled during the pregnancy far more than I thought I would with exhaustion, spd, tachycardia and breathlessness, coupled with some horrible news about my mums health which has really affected me.

I know this is trivial on the scale of things but it's just another thing to deal with when I'm already struggling so much, so if anybody has any hints or tips that helped them I'd be really grateful.

Mouthfulofquiz Mon 29-Feb-16 10:31:22

Oh god - the heartburn!! I'm 31 weeks and was suffering in the same way. Went to see my GP and am now on omeprazole daily (20mg) and it is fantastic. I've been on it for about 4 weeks and have been able to eat normally again, and it has helped with my asthma too as the acid reflux was making me wheezy. Make an appointment!

Jibberjabberjooo Mon 29-Feb-16 11:27:40

Are you taking anything OP? I had omeprazole in both pregnancies and it was a bloody life saver!

CityMole Mon 29-Feb-16 11:43:42

I found it didn't matter what I was eating, it's the fact I have a fat baby and a womb full of fluid squeezing my internal organs like a concertina and forcing acid up my windpipe.
Ranitidine 150 mg twice a day and I'm fine now, enjoying pregnancy again and wondering why the hell I suffered two weeks of sleepless nights like an idiotic martyr before speaking up to my GP about it.

DropYourSword Mon 29-Feb-16 11:55:24

Thank you...I feel so stupid to not have considered medication from GP. I have only been taking mylanta and chewing on a spoonful of dry oats (home remedy recommended to me). It seems so obvious now!

QforCucumber Mon 29-Feb-16 12:05:40

Am 38+4 and since about 16 weeks have been swigging gaviscon from the bottle and living on peppermint tea! Feel your pain!

MagratsFlyawayHair Mon 29-Feb-16 12:06:53

I couldn't stomach gaviscon but I put away a LOT of rennies.

CityMole Mon 29-Feb-16 12:46:25

DropYourSword Me too (weeps and rocks herself gently) I had two weeks of hell where gaviscon and rennies didn't touch it, and then I mentioned it in passing when I was getting vaccinations - my GP, without flinching, gave me a script and told me to stop being silly and to call her whenever anything got so bad that sleep was being lost (which it was).

mrsmugoo Mon 29-Feb-16 12:56:58

Another vote for omeprazole - my first was breech so right up in my ribs to the bitter end. I laughed in the face of rennies and gaviscon and ranitidine only lasted about 2-3 hours.

Lovely, wonderful omeprazole made everything better!

DropYourSword Wed 02-Mar-16 02:20:37

You lovely lovely wonderful mumsnetters! Have been to GP and got scripts for ranitidine and pariet (same idea as omeprazole) and one day later I'm already feeling like a different person. Could actually eat a meal last night and got a decent sleep. I'm so happy!

Mouthfulofquiz Wed 02-Mar-16 22:35:22


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