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Really bad heartburn

(12 Posts)
Nottalotta Sun 13-Nov-16 00:13:34

What will ease it? 2 doses of ranitidine taken. No help at all. No gaviscon (hate it anyway) Tired.

drinkyourmilk Sun 13-Nov-16 04:40:54

I'm on omeprazole. Take it as I have reflux anyhow - but been double dosing (OK with gp) when needed and it's fab.

Scrumptiousbears Sun 13-Nov-16 04:59:20

With my first pregnancy mine didn't go until after I had her. Never had it with the second at all. I hated Gaviscon but it was my best friend in the end.

Wishfulmakeupping Sun 13-Nov-16 05:55:46

I had terrible heartburn when I was expecting my dd- nothing really eased it but I did find cutting out all fruit juices/ fizzy drinks out (altogether works best but I really liked them so just used to not drink any after 6pm), no spicy food or tomato based dishes- blander the better, and sleeping propped up loads of pillows under me. Sorry if that's not what you want to hear but I tried everything and they are the only things that really helped in my case.
Good luck op hope you feel more rested soon.

FirstTimeMummy25 Sun 13-Nov-16 06:01:43

Rennies worked for me most of the time might had to have taken a few though and like others said I stoped with acid like food such as fruit juices and tomato based products. Hope ur eases for you

Andbabymakesthree Sun 13-Nov-16 19:58:12

I get cycles of it. Currently on 150mg of ranitidine twice a day. 20mg of ompremzole and gaviscon and tums.

If I'm constipated it's at its worst. Today has finally been a good day. Not been sick today either. I'm 33wks and had it since day 1.

Lules Sun 13-Nov-16 20:00:20

Another vote for omeprazole here

Nottalotta Sun 13-Nov-16 22:17:59

andbaby I wondered if constipation made it worse. I had only had a small fairly bland dinner so wasn't expecting it. Then realised this morning that there had been a bit of a 'back log' in the toilet depth and wondered if that had an impact.

Nottalotta Sun 13-Nov-16 22:18:39

Do you take the ranitidine at specific tines orcas required?

Andbabymakesthree Sun 13-Nov-16 22:33:03

Constipation has been the bane of this pregnancy. It definitely makes heartburn and acid worse.

Try taking ranitidine as soon as awake before breakfast. Then again about 4/5 ish.

If after a few days it's not working back to GP to try ompremzole.

Both drugs work in different ways. You can take both together too.

Andbabymakesthree Sun 13-Nov-16 22:35:50

Yes definitely take ranitidine in a routine.

Also look up nice guidelines.


Ranitidine indirectly prevents the secretion of acid into the stomach.

Omeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) which directly prevents the production of acid in the stomach.

RedCrab Mon 14-Nov-16 08:29:11

I found carby processed things like pasta and bread made it much, much much worse. Tumeric capsules in between doses of ranitidine also helped.

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