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HEARTBURN SEVERE Hey guys I need your help

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babalon Fri 11-Jul-08 22:11:00

My sister is 25 weeks pregnant with her 2nd child and has just phoned me very distressed because of heartburn. I live accross the road so went to see her a shes really suffering I've given her some antacid tablets and told her to drink milk and left her in the bath with her DH supervising. She ate a peach and the pain came on very suddenly she says it's across her chest and into her back it has lessened slightly with the tablets.

I've told her if it hasn't eased in 30 mins I'd ring NHS direct. But thought I'd see what you mums netters had to say ref remedies or if it's something more serious

She was sick shortly after the pain set in

gemmiegoatlegs Fri 11-Jul-08 22:12:54

heartburn can be that bad in pregnancy, imo. Keeping upright, rather than lying down is recommended. Also, I would avoid anything that sets off a particularly bad bout ( a no-brainer, I know)

Blocky Fri 11-Jul-08 22:16:06

Heartburn - bane of my pregnancies. Very cold milk - or Gaviscon

LuckySalem Fri 11-Jul-08 22:17:06

I had this all the time with DD. I swore by a glass of milk (we went through at least a pint a day)

sleepycat Fri 11-Jul-08 22:18:45

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onepieceoflollipop Fri 11-Jul-08 22:22:47

Soda water and other fizzy drinks worked for me- I got away with putting a few drops of lime cordial but that makes it worse for some people. Hot drinks made it worse, as did fruit juice etc. Loads of gaviscon, several times a day.

sweetkitty Fri 11-Jul-08 22:24:12

Gaviscon or Zantac (Zantac is brilliant you cna get it prescibed by a GP too) you can get both from a supermarket

nancy75 Fri 11-Jul-08 22:26:11

fizzy drinks made it worse for me, gaviscon, milk or plain yoghurt worked the best

expatinscotland Fri 11-Jul-08 22:26:18

Natural yoghurt rather than milk.

She needs to get a prescription for Gaviscon because it's so expensive to buy OTC.

Or Zantac.

I already sleep propped on two pillows and it had little effect now and I'm 24 weeks.

StarlightMcKenzie Fri 11-Jul-08 22:29:10

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DanJARMouse Fri 11-Jul-08 22:30:05

sounds silly, but i found DH rubbing my back encouraging burps helped me!! oh and tonnes of milk and rennie tablets

nancy75 Fri 11-Jul-08 22:30:30

think i would speak to doc before taking zantac, i was given it by doc and it made me ill

DustyTV Fri 11-Jul-08 22:30:39

Peppermint cordial mixed with some boiled water and left to cool. Sip as and when needed. I used to make a big pint of it before I went to bed, It works wonders, you can sip it as you need it.

very cooling and refreshing.

Also propping herself up when in bed/laying down helps a lot.

Hope your sister feels better soon.

StarlightMcKenzie Fri 11-Jul-08 22:31:41

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nancy75 Fri 11-Jul-08 22:36:59

i only took it for about a week and was vommiting loads (not morning sickness) doctor seemed to think that could have caused it.

StarlightMcKenzie Fri 11-Jul-08 22:39:17

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babalon Fri 11-Jul-08 22:40:17

Thanks all, am taking notes.

She seems much calmer now and I've proped her up with lots of pillows and milk and pepermint cordial and strict instructions not to eat peaches for the rest of the pregnancy! LOL

I had it with both my boys but not the girl. Is this going to be another boy I wonder?

DanJARMouse Fri 11-Jul-08 22:43:05

i only had with my son, not my girls!

nancy75 Fri 11-Jul-08 22:43:29

StarlightMcKenzie, i was fine when i went back to gaviscon, tbh it could have been just a stomach bug, but you know what its like when you're pregnant, no matter how safe anybody says something is if you have even the smallest reaction you go in to mega panic!

feetheart Fri 11-Jul-08 22:48:47

Don't keep your hopes up for a boy, I had it through both pregnancies and had one of each!!
Rennies the first time, Gaviscon the second - NEVER want to see either again, EVER grin

miamla Fri 11-Jul-08 22:54:16

i've found that chewing a vitamin C tablet helps...hope she feels lots better soon

sweetkitty Fri 11-Jul-08 23:12:04

I'm on my third girl and have had it bad all 3 times.

expatinscotland Fri 11-Jul-08 23:27:43

i'm on my third child, two girls and this one is a boy.

and i've had dire heartburn with all three.

one had a lot of hair at birth, and the other was bald as a coot, so there's another myth blown to bits.

nancy75 Fri 11-Jul-08 23:29:45

same expat, my dd was a little baldy, the heartburn i had she should have had hair down to her feet!

LiegeAndLief Sat 12-Jul-08 08:51:13

How is your sister today babalon? Just wanted to mention that a heartburn type pain as bad as your sister's can be a symptom of pre-eclampsia. If the heartburn remedies don't seem to be working, and she isn't getting the burning sensation in her throat she should really get herself to a mw or doctor and get her bp checked.

Much much more likely to be heartburn, but always best to get checked out! Hope she is feeling better today smile

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