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Someone please tell me what you did to ease heartburn during pregnancy. Im going insane. I can't sleep.
Its the kind of heart burn that is felt right from the chest through to the back.. gosh its painful.
Im 28weeks pregnant. Ill be heading to the chemist in the morning for whatever is going to help this.
Ive been taking rennie, but they just arn't cutting it anymore boohoo.
Thanks ladies(and gents)
Fruit tingles worked wonders for me. I know others swear by some bi-carb soda in a glass of water.
mmm yummy fruit tingles. The bicarb doesnt sound too pleasant eeeek
thanks. Will grab some fruit tingles tomorrow. Even if they dont work, at least they are still yummy
Tums was the only brand that worked for me.
Yup fruit tingles work wonders for me too! I'm 29 weeks and I've been suffering all this time and only discovered it last week... tastes better than heartburn medicine too :)
If the fruit tingles or an antacid (tums, rennie, mylanta etc.) aren't working you can use zantac, but your probably better off getting a script from your ob or gp as you can only get a small packet from the chemist or supermarket and they work out quite dear otherwise.
A couple of teaspoons of bicarb in a glass of water is the only thing that works for me and it imuch better than all that chemist stuff.
Fruit tingles by the truck load
yep i have to agree fruit tingles are my friend they work so so good
:wizard: Mylanta always helps me :wizard:
The only thing that helped me was back to dead easy - full cream milk :confused: I normally can't drink full cream milk, it makes me feel sick, but while I was pregnant :thumbsup:
glass of cold full cream milk relieves it for me too.
cheap and available pretty much everywhere for when it strikes unexpectedly
Make sure first that you are eliminating any triggers, spicy, fatty foods, chocolate, acidic foods like tomatoes, citric fruits and juices. Try to eat smaller amounts but more regularly. Avoid lying down too soon after eating, and elevate yourself a little more when you sleep. If the usual Mylanta types don't work, you can ask for something stronger at the pharmacy (Ranitidine), just have a chat to your local pharmacist.
The chewable mylanta lemon lime tablets.. worked the best for me...
i remember holding my nose and chewing them so fast... but it was the best! maybe also try a glass of milk... so old school :D hehe
Heartburn is the upward flow of the gastric juices from the stomach into the esophagus. This acid literally burns the lining of the esophagus. One of the home remedy for heartburn is the drinking of green tea. Green tea has not only been shown to soothe the lining of the stomach, but helps the digestive process
Preg no.1 absolutely nothing and I tried everything!! And I'm gettin a bit the same now .. Sleep up right with water bottle in one hand and a bedside table full of antacids and fruit tingles. I mix it up trying to find a combo that works, no luck yet!
I feel your pain ladies - I'm 27 weeks along and get heartburn EVERY day without fail. I pop Rennies regularly but they don't provide a great deal of relief. I'm very keen to try the Fruit Tingles! My ob prescribed me some tablets which are supposed to be very effective, but they don't seem to do much (sorry, can't remember what they are called - if they worked well I'd be telling you all!).
A friend of mine said that Gaviscon worked well for her, so I'm going to try that next and the Fruit Tingles.
I agree with "Wildfire" and watch your dietary intake
I find juices and soft drink big triggers for me.
Though even if you are watching what you eat and drink, heartburn can still be very painful
I have have just started taking 10ml of Mylanta Double Strength before bed time and then half way througout the night I often need to take another 10ml dose.
1st Time Mummy!
With both my pregnancies I had chronic heartburn and the only think that worked for me was Zantac. I had to take 2 tablets every night an hour before I went to bed or I had zero sleep. They were a godsend for me. I was even given them in hospital the night DS2 was induced so I could sleep!! They had to go searching for them for me as I had forgotten to take my own. I highly recommend them and I hope you find some relief soon.
Not all relief for pregnancy related heartburn is medicinal in nature. There are simple steps that one can take to reduce acid reflux caused by baby crowding abdominal cavity that provide a natural home remedy for heartburn relief. Chewing gum is one the saliva produced by gum chewing can help neutralize stomach acid.
hi, Im not sure if they are still considered ok to take when preg, but for me while I was carrying my twins, I was living on Quickeze. I would have taken about a crate load of them through the entire pregnancy. I can remember the pain, and I never found what was a trigger' food for me. The heartburn could stike anytime day or night, even hours after I had eaten. Marie.
I woke up in so much pain last night that I was crying - worst heartburn episode ever, despite taking a Zantac before bed. Had 3 x Rennie, loads of water and a Fruit Tingle - nothing. My DH offered me a small glass of full cream milk and after 10 minutes I felt relieved enough to go back to sleep.
I have had quite a bit of milk during the pregnancy and have still suffered heartburn badly, so I didn't think milk helped, however, FULL CREAM milk must be the key! I'm ditching the lite white :cheerleader2:
Heartburn is a burning sensation that often extends from the bottom of the breastbone to the lower throat. Heartburn can stem from a wide variety of possible causes, including a poor diet, lack of exercise, and certain changes in the body.
If it's getting to the point where it's waking you up at night I suggest a visit to the drs. I am now on pariet? I take 1 tiny tablet in the morning if I feel I'm going to get it(I can tell). Also I know alot of people that never had heartburn before pregnancy and still have it now 2 yrs after. The damage it can do can make your life hell after pregnancy
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