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What can I eat, that won't give me heartburn?

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KatnissMellark · 27/04/2020 20:32

I'm in heartburn hell. It's non stop,along me sick and waking me up at night. I'm hungry but also don't want to eat...

Things that are out (as give me heartburn):

Sweets (haribo)
Orange squash
Flavoured water
Diet coke
Ice pops

Things I want, but can't get in my online order:

Jam doughnuts

Things I have found I can eat/drink without consequence:


Need to expand my repertoire...please help!

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Soontobe60 · 27/04/2020 20:39

I lived off mashed potatoes throughout both my pregnancies! I'd make up a large pan full then steadily eat my way through them all day. I'd getnup in the night and have a spoonful.
Oh, and gaviscon by the bottle 🤣🤣

KatnissMellark · 27/04/2020 20:40

Ugh, not a huge mash fan I have to say. Could try baked potato though.

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ChipotleBlessing · 27/04/2020 20:41

Yoghurt. Potatoes. It’s grim, isn’t it? I was desperately craving really spicy food too, which wasn’t great.

KatnissMellark · 27/04/2020 20:41

And I have gaviscon at the side of my bed Grin

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KatnissMellark · 27/04/2020 20:41

Honestly it's vile. Four weeks to go...

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tryingtocatchthewind · 27/04/2020 20:42

Oh lord I remember it well, you have my sympathy. Not even ten minutes after having my baby I remember turning to the midwife and being amazed that the heartburn had gone. I was still munching rennie during labour!

Stay away from really salty things, I love crisps but just couldn’t eat them. Milk was about all that helped

BadgertheBodger · 27/04/2020 20:46

Oh it’s awful isn’t it. I was literally chugging from the Gaviscon bottle the last few weeks of pregnancy. Definitely steer clear of tomatoes they are the devil for heartburn. Hmmm:
Pizza blanca
Fish pie
Macaroni cheese
Ice cream
More ice cream
Angel delight (I got through a lot of this!)

Try little and often eating as well instead of big meals as they’re easier to digest. So uncomfortable, you have my sympathies!

KatnissMellark · 27/04/2020 20:48

Oooh carbonara and macaroni cheese, yes,great shout!

No way I'm going near fish pie. Ate a salmon fillet with DS1 and had fishy heartburn for days after Envy

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LJC1234 · 27/04/2020 20:48

I'm not sure if you will have tried this already but get the Dr to prescribe you omepralzine !

I've suffered for 12 weeks being unable to eat. A friend told me to ask for this and I can eat everything again! Wonder drug

BadgertheBodger · 27/04/2020 20:49

Fishy heartburn

Emeeno1 · 27/04/2020 20:55

Oh yes, I remember this well! Could only eat tiny amounts even when really hungry.

Some things I could manage were:

Cheese and a cracker
Rice Crispies and milk
Chicken/mushroom soup (no bread)
Greek yoghurt, set honey and a few almonds or sunflower seeds

BadgertheBodger · 27/04/2020 20:58

Rosti with a poached egg
Sausage rolls

PoodlesAreMySpiritAnimal · 27/04/2020 21:09

I had truly horrendous heartburn for about the past month. It’s made my life a misery. I’m currently 27 weeks. I used to randomly get two days a week off from symptoms but then it progressed to being virtually constant and then I had raging heartburn 7 days a week. I felt so awful and it eventually got to the point where I felt I couldn’t swallow food. I spoke to my midwife and she advised talking to my GP. I have since been prescribed omeprazole and it has been an absolute game changer. From a few minutes after taking the first tablet, I have been acid free - omeprazole reduces the amount of stomach acid you produce and I think I must have been producing an awful lot before. I can now swallow food normally and haven’t had even a hint of indigestion since. It will sound silly but I feel reborn and back to enjoying my pregnancy!
Prior to this, I was using Gaviscon a lot but that had stopped working and I was also mindful that the salt content in Gaviscon is really high.
If you reach a point where the indigestion is wrecking your quality of life and even ability to function (I got close to vomiting many times with my indigestion and heartburn), then I would recommend speaking to someone about it as there is something that can be done, that’s safe to take in pregnancy.
All the best - I know how much of a nightmare it can be!!

MichelleOR84 · 28/04/2020 11:09

I spoke to my GP and she prescribed me heart burn meds that were amazing . Why suffer if you don’t need to ? Don’t feel silly speaking to your GP! I was getting heartburn after eating almost all foods . It was becoming so frustrating.

P.s I still had to eat healthy while on the meds . I couldn’t eat pizza and expect the meds to work as well .

ItStartedWithAKiss241 · 28/04/2020 11:11

Can you get build up or slim fast milkshakes to give the milk a nicer flavour and have some nutritional value? X

Superscientist · 28/04/2020 11:21

The only thing that has helped my heartburn is omperazole, I've only been on it 4days but the difference is immense. Last week I was never hungry and struggled to eat and drink even sips of water. This week I have my appetite back, I've stopped being sick and I have more energy.

EstebanTheMagnificent · 28/04/2020 13:20

I’m very sorry to say that although milk can give you some short-term relief it’s possible that it is actually making the problem worse by stimulating the stomach to produce more acid. I do sympathise - I remember a point when I would get heartburn from drinking water.

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