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Heartburn help!!!!

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user1480264544 · 27/06/2017 14:41

I'm 35 weeks pregnant and struggling to cope!! Please someone help me with heartburn!! Willing to try anything (although I've tried pretty much everything already!) this is the worst I've ever had it! X

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DeliciouslyHella · 27/06/2017 14:47

Go and see your GP. Don't suffer in silence! They can prescribe you stuff that will knock it on the head.

rizlett · 27/06/2017 14:50

Greek yogurt and honey - if you've not already tried it?

wesleybear83 · 27/06/2017 14:50

I suffer with heartburn too and did throughout my first pregnancy although I use gaviscon I only really get it when I get hungry which is a lot as I eat little and often so I'm not helping myself, I tend to drink milkshake if its not meal time. I haven't found anything to cure it well apart from when the baby is born, but eating or gaviscon or milk helps for a small time and it comes back. I also have extra strong mints with me at all times to help a little x

user1480264544 · 27/06/2017 15:19

It's torture! I did have it in my first pregnancy but gaviscon used to shift it! This time it's not budging anywhere!! I've been eating ice to try and cool it which to be fair is probably making it worse but it helps for a minute!! I'll try the honey and yog and I've got an appointment with the doctor on Thursday so will speak then but anymore suggestions for me on the mean time please feel free to share!! Lol x

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thedragonflyinn · 27/06/2017 15:22

Refreshers. I'm going through packets ATM!

harleysmammy · 27/06/2017 15:34

Probably a silly question but have you tried tums? My sister is 32 weeks & in both of her pregnancies has suffered with heartburn to the point where it'll reduce her too tears, I had some tums left over from when I was pregnant and she took them, she hasn't looked back since! I only suffered with it for a couple of weeks in my third trimester and it was nothing overly bad but it too the edge away for me too x

amylou131 · 27/06/2017 15:53

Peptac.....i used to keep a bottle by bed lol

Natsku · 27/06/2017 16:03

Somac (pantoprazole) did wonders for my heartburn when pregnant with DD

NotEvenListening · 27/06/2017 16:06

My doc prescribed ranitidine and they are good but i need to be taken as a preventative rather than once the heartburn has started. I find really cold sparkling water helps a little too. Im 39 weeks now and really looking forward to the heatburn pissing off.

BrollyDolly · 27/06/2017 16:22

I started to suffer with this badly at around 30 weeks. Currently 35 weeks. GP prescribed 10mg omeprazole and taking 1 every other day seems to be keeping it away. Not had the have many Renees or Tums since.

MMmomDD · 27/06/2017 16:26

I used to carry around large bottles of liquid Gaviacone and help myself to it regularly
Looked funny, but it helped

CatRash · 27/06/2017 18:23

You can buy ranitidine in the shops too - I found Wilkinson's do it for 99p for 12 tablets which is cheaper than Boots and Superdrug (they're the only places I checked in my ranitidine quest).

A single tablet is meant to last 12 hours although I supplement it with Gaviscon and Tums as necessary too.

The ranitidine is a god send though as I was having to take swig after swig of Gaviscon to relieve it beforehand so would highly recommend!!

SheilaTakeABow · 27/06/2017 18:26

Trebor Extra Strong Mints. Soothed my heartburn when Gaviscon and Ranitidine failed. Has to be the proper Trebor ones though

piefacedClique · 27/06/2017 18:30

Gaviscon.... the prescription strength one. Worked a treat!

starfishmummy · 27/06/2017 18:36

I remember my midwife telling me that she had had bottles of gaviscon everywhere and just took a big swig whenever she needed too.
Then she remembered she was supposed to be a professional Grinand told me that I should try to stick to the prescribed dose!!

bumpertobumper · 27/06/2017 18:50

Birth was the only thing that stopped it for me! Good luck

Kittysparks1 · 27/06/2017 19:22

Over eating is the trigger for me. I won't eat for a few hours before bed. Then I take an anti sick med, avomine, then I chew 2 rennies (co op do cheaper ones) and take a massive gulp of peptic before I lay down. I do this before the heart burn starts. The heart burn used to wake me up and I'd have to get out of bed for a couple hours every night but since I started the preventative steps it's not woken me up.
However i think I only have it mildly because I don't have it during the day, only at night when I lay down.

minniemummy0 · 27/06/2017 19:25

I got a prescription for ranitidine- the prescription one is twice the strength of the OTT one. That has really helped for me, Gaviscon and antacids did nothing!!

BaffledMummy · 27/06/2017 19:33

Another one here who stashes bottles of gaviscon all over the place....I must look like some kind of crazed addict. Thing is, it doesn't even work that well! Sympathy OP....heartburn utterly sucks.

Ferrero83 · 27/06/2017 20:04

I suffered terribly from about 20 weeks in first pregnancy, gaviscon did nothing for me but Ranitidine was a god send.

user1486334704 · 27/06/2017 21:29

I suffered terribly from week 7 to week 25.... at that point he 'shifted down' a bit clearly relieving some pressure on my upper tummy area according to midwife.

I had nightly ritual of a glass of full fat milk before bed, two tablespoons of Gaviscon before bed and then keeping Rennies next to my bed and popping one every time I got up for the loo. Seemed to work.

Feel for you. It's horrid. Good luck. X

vfoster · 28/06/2017 11:26

I'm on 20mg of omeprozole a day. I have acid redux all the time so normally take 10mg everyday anyway so doctors have upped it during pregnancy. It really does make it go away!
Is there any particular food that causes it for you? I find it easier if I avoid bread as it doesn't seem to agree with me.
You can get stuff over the counter called espmeprazole (think the brand name is Nexium) that I use if I run out of a prescription. Not sure if they would give you that when pregnant but might be worth speaking to the pharmacist.
Good luck, it's one of my worst symptoms!

Binglesplodge · 28/06/2017 12:10

In my last pregnancy I suffered heartburn for way too long trying to manage it with gaviscon (straight from the bottle, classy) before eventually seeing the GP in tears because the pain had kept me awake all night. He prescribed omeprazole and it was a total wonder drug. I took it every day for the second half of my pregnancy and it really did the job. If I ever forgot to take it in the morning I was suffering by the afternoon.

Please don't be miserable with heartburn - it's so easily and safely treated.

wildflower80 · 28/06/2017 14:55

I would also reccommend going to the doc and getting a prescription for omerprazole. It is the only thing that worked for me. Still woke up to ten times a night with gaviscon. One day after taking omerprazole had my first full nights sleep in weeks. Don't suffer any longer.

Staceystoke · 29/06/2017 07:53

Gaviscon double action tablets really worked for me. You just chew 2 at a time (they taste just like mints and not chalky) and see if that helps. It used to relieve it almost straight away. I would chew 2 more about 20 mins later if it came back. I found a packet of tablets so much more portable than a bottle. I kept a packet by the bed, at the office, in the car, in my handbag etc! I also found if it was less severe, a small glass of milk helped, or even water sometimes.

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