I know it says on the bottle that it's safe to have Gaviscon, but I seem to be having about 3 spoonfuls every evening, and sometimes a tablet after lunch. I'm wondering whether it's something which they say is 'safe' but probably best avoided - what does everyone think? I do try to wait until I can't stand it anymore but should I just be putting up with heartburn?
forgot to add.... don't just put up with it untill you cant stand it any longer, because you're then letting the stomache acid burn and irritate your esophagus uneccessarily, which just leads to more pain and worse heartburn later.
I was quite surprised when the doctor prescribed it for me tbh. I hadn't asked for it, she just said she'd give me a prescription for omeprazole and some gaviscon, and would I like peppermint or aniseed flavour.
My heartburn is so bad at times I would be lost without my gaviscon! The only way to drink it while pregnant is straight from the bottle Have it on repeat prescription at the moment, 36+3 & had horrific heartburn since 16 weeks! So bad that along with my SPD it had kept me awake at night and caused me to be sick on so many occasions. I never go anywhere now without it.
I think the only argument I've heard against unlimited consumption is that the body gets used to having it and produces more acid ... not sure if that is an old wives tale or not. My midwife said also to try not to bend over (!) and to drink lots of peppermint tea (along with your raspberry leaf, leading to endless toilet trips!). Having said that, sometimes only Gavascon can do it! Good luck. My heartburn was really bad in the middle trimester and then, for some reason completely went away around 30 weeks ... but I am 'carrying low', as they say.