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    Default Heartburn

    Hi ladies

    Please please tell me your best remedies for heartburn.

    I am currently sitting upright in bed because i have shocking heartburn, it is making me want to throw up as it burns so badly.

    What worked for you? Exercise, smaller meals, medication, avoiding certain foods.

    I drink alot of water (always have) and this seems to make it worse!

    Atm if i don't eat or drink, I am fine, but obviously not an option.

    TIA everyone

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    The heartburn stage of pregnancy is awful!
    Only medication worked for me, I struggled through for a few weeks with antacids and that awful liquid Gaviscon but eventually alternated between Zantac and Pariet at night for the last month or two. I don't think either of those are proven safe in pregnancy but not proven harmful either.
    And would still chew on the antacids (chalk pills!) during the day.
    Antacids would be the first thing to try if you haven't already - they're just calcium carbonate so perfectly fine in pregnancy, they just neutralise the acid in your stomach. The stronger drugs prevent it from being produced in the first place, but I guess - speak to your doctor or pharmacist first?

    Before starting on those I'd also stack a bunch of pillows under me so I could sleep semi-upright, keep gravity on your side!

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    Start with milk, then Zantac (ranitidine) then pariet. You only need a script for the pariet, can get ranitidine over the counter. They work a treat, no point putting up with heartburn!!

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    I had shocking heartburn both pregnancies. I found mylanta helped. I found those chalk like pills like rennies revolting.

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    No experience but have heard Tumms is good to use as well.

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    Milk, I drank litres of milk. It worked for my second pregnancy but not my first strangely.

    I also started avoiding foods that I knew gave me heartburn like onion, tomato etc.

    I'm sorry as it is truly uncomfortable.

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    I'm doing twice daily Ranitidine with Gaviscon liquid. The Ranitidine is only lasting 2 hours at the most. I've just been given a prescription for Pariet to see how that goes.

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    Drinking loads of milk. How I start the day food wise can make a difference. If I start with something like a basic banana smoothie and ease into a small meal mid morning (which covers brekky and lunch) I find that helps.

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    The only thing that worked for me was Pariet tablets (prescription medication).

    I'd try the over the counter remedies first though (Tums/Rennie/Mylanta).

    Some people also swear by Fruit Tingle lollies.

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    Thanks so much ladies. So far its the only pregnancy symptom that i have really had, so i cant complain too much. Think ill try a milk before bed tonight and see how that goes.


 

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