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Heartburn Help

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LatteLover12 · 29/04/2020 21:35


I'm coming up to 20 weeks pregnant and the heartburn is starting to kick in.

In my previous pregnancies my midwife gave me a prescription for mucogel but I'm not seeing anyone at the moment.

Has anyone just used an over the counter remedy like gaviscon? Is it safe in pregnancy? I don't want to go into a chemist unnecessarily.


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GreenIvy · 29/04/2020 21:46

I used gaviscon from around the same time you are now right up to 40 weeks! I'll never forget that heartburn. It was relentless.

Rachael321 · 29/04/2020 21:48

Its crippling me. Call your gp and see if they can prescribe something. Theres a gaviscon like liquid called peptac that's good. Over the counter remedies dont touch it for me

NoRoomInBed · 29/04/2020 21:50

You can buy peptac over the counter. Or just any generic heartburn stuff. I was going through about a bottle every 3 days.

LatteLover12 · 29/04/2020 21:51

Ah thanks ladies, I had it so bad with my boys I used to just swig the stuff from the bottle (so classy!) I'll give the GP a call. Maybe they can post me a prescription? 🤔

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DaisyRose144 · 29/04/2020 21:52

I have been struggling with acid and heartburn, phoned the gp last week (suggested by MNers) and he prescribed something over the phone. I feel like a completely different person this week. Phone your GP!

RunnerGirl123 · 29/04/2020 22:04

GP can prescribe over the phone and send to a pharmacy of your choice. Hope you get some relief soon!

strawbmilk · 29/04/2020 22:11

I had something prescribed over the phone and this was last year. It was amazing and stopped it completely until I missed one dose and it took me 3 days to get back on track 😂

CrazyCrumpet · 29/04/2020 22:12

You poor gal. Sorry it's horrible.
There's a few little things you can do, like keeping upright after meals, elivating head of bed at night (with couple of bricks or she'd towel under mattress). East little and often. Look up the heartburn triggers online, fat, spices, acidic foods etc. Or avoid anything that relaxes the muscle that keeps the acid down like peppermint. When I had bad gastritis too, I used zinc-carnosine. Helps heal any irritation tummy. I also kept drinking coconut water (not milk/cream) as it's slightly alkaline to neutralise the acid. Eating boring rice cakes seemed to mop up extra acid. These are little tip bits on the side to the bigger interventions people have listed above. Might help a little.

LatteLover12 · 29/04/2020 22:40

Thanks so much @crazycrumpet that's really helpful Smile

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UrsulaSings · 29/04/2020 23:11

GP prescribed me omeprazole which really helps

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