Go to your doctor, I have just been prescribed omeprazole and it has been such a change - I was also suffering day and night and after eating or drinking anything and it was making me sick. First day of taking the single tablet and it has gone! Pregnancy is much more bareable now!
Asda own brand gaviscon is just as good and £4.50 for a big bottle! I'm going through loads and finally beginning to accept I may just need omeprazole. Really didn't want to take anything stronger than gaviscon but it's making me miserable.
I survived with peppermint gaviscon, but by literally glugging it out of the bottle. I had a big bottle in every room. I avoided dairy as much as possible as it can make it worse. If it’s unbrearable see your doc
They will give you Gaviscon on prescription. I agree Omeprazole or Ranitidine will help more though. I take Ranitidine & Gaviscon, sometimes still need rennies as well though. Omeprazole gives me mouth ulcers so had to swap to Ranitidine.
I had lansoprazole, omeprazole and ranitidine through both pregnancies (depending on which GP I spoke to altered which medication they would let me have in pregnancy!?!). The ranitidine didn’t do a thing, but the other two were great, and the first time since I’d been pregnant that I actually started to feel well. Gaviscon didn’t touch it, and after being put on the medication, my sickness also stopped and I could eat relatively normally again. Hope you get it sorted!
@PistFump fatty foods such as dairy actually exacerbate reflux long term so you're better off getting something to treat it and not guzzling the milk (lesson I learnt the hard way ... DC1 I drank about a litre of milk and ate a big tub of yoghurt a day but it just kept on coming)
Ranitidine helped me in pregnancy. Didn't find omeprazole or nexium helped so you might have to try some different ones. I too spent a fortune on Gaviscon as I found that supermarket versions gave me terrible stomach cramps. I'm a big fan of cheaper generics usually but the formulation must have been slightly different.