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Question for those who had really bad indigestion/heartburn

(16 Posts)
ExpectoPatronummmm Mon 13-Feb-17 12:25:39

I'm talking nearly spewing after everything I eat. (And sometimes actually puking up my stomach contents it's that bad)
Night times are horrendous pain.

I currently just take gaviscon but it seems I'm gonna need something stronger.

So for those who went to the doctor what did they prescribe and did it take effect?
Over the counter stuff is shit. This is severe.

raviolidreaming Mon 13-Feb-17 12:43:31

I've not suffered from heartburn or indigestion, but the most horrific acid reflux. Highlights were vomiting in my mouth over night. Everything triggered it, even water. I've been on 150mg Ranitidine twice daily since November though and it's been magic smile

ExpectoPatronummmm Mon 13-Feb-17 12:49:26

Ooh I've heard of that. I may get a doc app and request some.
Did your doc easily prescribe it or did you have to demand?

needanothercat Mon 13-Feb-17 12:50:06

I was prescribed omeprazole 40g for bad reflux/indigestion which was made worse daily by hyperemesis. They were a life saver but you can take them too often and it almost has the reverse effect. I take them every other day now to keep it at bay but was taking daily. Fingers crossed for you- it was a horrible time for me so I feel for you.

toomuchtimereadingthreads2016 Mon 13-Feb-17 12:54:55

I found Rennies 100 times better than gaviscon, coupled with monitoring my diet for triggers (incl drinks), not eating for a few hours before lying down, and sleeping in an upright position xx

needanothercat Mon 13-Feb-17 12:55:58

Also, red apples strangely helped relieve the bloated/stuck feeling by making me burp loads!

Lules Mon 13-Feb-17 12:58:09

Another vote for omeprazole. It worked really well.

ilovetosleep Mon 13-Feb-17 12:58:16

I take 2x 20mg omeprazole - one in the morning and one late afternoon, since about14 weeks (I'm 28w now). I still have bad days and I have a prescription for ondansetron which helps on those days, but that's more for sickness and stomach emptying than the heartburn I think.

kel1234 Mon 13-Feb-17 13:05:07

I had heartburn a bit. I didn't go to the doctors or anything though. I found eating dry crackers helped

raviolidreaming Mon 13-Feb-17 13:08:18

Did your doc easily prescribe it or did you have to demand?

I didn't even need a face to face appointment - just a telephone consultation and they left a prescription at reception for me!

ExpectoPatronummmm Mon 13-Feb-17 15:11:42

Thank you all. I'm awaiting a doctor calling me so I can request the good stuff smile

drinkyourmilk Mon 13-Feb-17 15:27:08

Omeprazole here too.
I was taking it anyway as I have reflux, but I've upped it to twice a day now. The relief!
Just a warning- if I come off it for whatever reason and then resume the acid is awful for the first 24 hours or so. Then it settles and you can't feel it anymore. May just be my experience - but I'd hate you to stop straight away thinking it wasn't working.

SarahOoo Mon 13-Feb-17 16:58:37

For a cheap relief from acid reflux which works for me and was recommended by someone to me....Refreshers. Not great for my teeth I'm sure but Gaviscon liquid, tablets and any other antacid tablet makes me feel eugh. Eating some cheddar cheese helps too plus hot chocolate. Avoid fizzy drinks...I miss them so much but better for the baby I'm sure.

ExpectoPatronummmm Mon 13-Feb-17 17:16:09

Thank you all. I picking my prescription up tomorrow.
Hopefully I can soon eat without suffering for hours afterwards.
And lie down without being in pain!

raviolidreaming Mon 13-Feb-17 22:53:15

Glad you got it sorted so quickly smile

Sarah's mention of Refreshers has reminded me that the orange Rennies are marvellous!

whirliebird Tue 14-Feb-17 02:45:43

I've found that a spoon of coconut oil relieves my horrid heartburn x

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