I get dreadful heartburn/acid reflux after eating anything. Then lately I’ve been waking up in the middle of the night throwing up acidy liquid. My throat feels raw.
I’m not really sure what to avoid? I’ve avoided spicy food and garlic (mainly because they’re so much worse coming back up!) and have moved to smaller meals. Yoghurt seems to help, but I just don’t really know!
I’ve tried Rennies but they’re limited in their effectiveness. I’m not sure what else I can take?
I’m due to see the midwife next week so will mention it to her but in the meantime...any help gratefully received!
I'd been taking gaviscon advance as prescribed from ob doc since around 12 weeks.. Taking it 3 or so times a day.. Now 34 weeks and I have just been prescribed omeprasole (prob not spelt right!) been using it for 3 days but I'm finally not waking up at 2 am every night with really bad reflux.
I would try Gaviscon first as if you see the GP and haven't tried this they will most likely just prescribe this. If it's not working through you could ask if you could have a phone call with the GP, they may be able to prescribe you something without seeing you and if not they should be able to make you and appointment for earlier than one month!
I went to the GP - as I was coughing really bad - little did I know it was heartburn and acid reflux - baby was pushing against my stomach! - Was given Omeperazole and Gavison - cleared it up within days!
Thank you! I’ve picked up some Gaviscon so will give that a go and see how I get on. If not I’ll join the loooong queue for the GP. I asked about telephone appointments but the wait is as long for that. Sigh.