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(28 Posts)
jld128 Sat 04-Feb-17 20:25:52

anyone got any tips for the dreaded heartburn?

Ilovecaindingle Sat 04-Feb-17 20:27:22

Orange rennies. . Never had relief from any other varieties!!

jld128 Sat 04-Feb-17 20:27:54

orange ones? right i'll give them a go thank you smile

ColourfulOrangex Sat 04-Feb-17 20:28:18

Gaviscon, absolutely vile but helps straight away

jld128 Sat 04-Feb-17 20:32:18

can i take these?

kshaw Sat 04-Feb-17 20:32:22

I'm suffering throughout the night and find sucking on a sugar free (to try save my teeth) polo whenever I wake up helps

carrotcakecupcake Sat 04-Feb-17 20:37:07

Mine kicked in today - thought I was going to be lucky and avoid it this time. Mint chewable gaviscon is my go to - with a glass of water to get the bits that get stuck in my teeth (boak). Still makes me gag but does give relief

jld128 Sat 04-Feb-17 20:38:03

Thanks everyone, i've managed to avoid so far unless i eat strawberries but it's really kicked in today

ExpectoPatronummmm Sat 04-Feb-17 20:46:21

I have tried everything and the only thing that works is gaviscon advanced tablets.
I'm currently 34 weeks pregnant and reckon I've spent 40 quid so far on heartburn/indegestion

DirtyDancing Sat 04-Feb-17 20:53:59

Gavisco and tums. And I have got a massive bottle of Gaviscon on prescription from my GP, as I literally need to down it from the bottle some days!

Laura2507 Sat 04-Feb-17 20:57:31

I got the Gaviscon advance from the gp in the week but its aniseed flavour, yuk! And I vomited not longer after taking it so not very keen on trying it again (could be unrelated though)

Have people found Gaviscon tablets or liquid more affective?

lifeisazebracrossing Sat 04-Feb-17 21:00:16

I had this sooo badly fro second trimester and had to get Omeprazol on repeat prescription from 20 weeks in as I started losing weight whilst struggling to eat. Think it was more GERD as it was so bad.

throughgrittedteeth Sat 04-Feb-17 21:05:55

I posted the same thing a few weeks ago. Orange rennies worked for me for a bit too but I've ended up getting a prescription of omeprazole because it wouldn't ease. I've take 4 in total, about one week, because the effects of it seem to last a while. Gaviscon liquid in mint is good too but I just don't like the flavour or consistency.

throughgrittedteeth Sat 04-Feb-17 21:06:37

*about one a week

raviolidreaming Sat 04-Feb-17 23:39:28

Orange Rennies and a prescription from my GP for Ranitidine.

Blondeshavemorefun Sat 04-Feb-17 23:45:15

I've had heartburn for months

Gaviscon is the way to go

I have a rolling monthly prescription from gp

Just as well as s large bottle is £11 and I get thro 2 a month

But it does bloody work

A glug and I feel the pain ease away

I do wonder if will have a bubs with lots of hair .,,,,,

catx1606 Sat 04-Feb-17 23:53:24

I use the mint flavoured gaviscon. It has been amazing for my heartburn which I never used to get until I was pregnant

Katurah Sun 05-Feb-17 10:09:32

Gaviscon and love heart sweets worked for me!

PickleSarnie Sun 05-Feb-17 12:15:49

First time around, swigging gaviscon from the bottle helped.

Second time around Omeprazole was the only thing that helped. It was bloody awesome.

imisschocolate Sun 05-Feb-17 18:17:23

I'm getting peppermint peptac from docs. Its the only thing that works for me. Pharmacist told me that liquid gaviscon is ok to use when pregnant. Used that when forgot to ask for repeat.

jld128 Sun 05-Feb-17 18:59:22

mint liquid gavisvon seems to be doing the trick! although walking around swigging out the bottle is getting me some funny looks!

someone else told me to try love heart sweets so i'll have to give them a go smile

mistermagpie Sun 05-Feb-17 19:46:47

I have terrible heartburn, it makes me throw up. Gaviscon doesn't touch it at all and neither do rennies, but in both pregnancies ranitidine has been my saviour!

mistermagpie Sun 05-Feb-17 19:48:26

Oh and the first time everybody said I would have a hairy baby, when he was born he didn't have any hair at all and no eyelashes or anything! Now he's 18 months and still barely has fuzz. Will have to wait and see if this one is hairy!

jld128 Sun 05-Feb-17 20:27:08

see i was told ranitidine wasn't allowed i'd of took that before i was pregnant

Rarotonga Sun 05-Feb-17 20:54:33

Yy to orange rennies. Also a mug of cold milk or a yoghurt can sooth it too.

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