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    Default Acid reflux. ..anyone else suffering

    Hi im 14 & a half weeks pregnant with baby number one. Just wondering if anyone else has had acid reflux and what you do for it?? I suffered reflex before pregnancy but used to get pain in my back. My dr changed my meds as she didnt want me to have them while pregnant but havnt as yet tried them as I only got them today. Ive tried milk but its not working ive never had it like this before ( the whole burning in throat feeling). Thanx in advance

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    I like gaviscon, I find it better than mylanta as the alginate in gaviscon helps stop the reflux as well as neutralising the acid. Its not fun is it!!

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    Thanx, no definitely not fun. Im just looking at the big picture, it will all be worth it in 6 months

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    I used both gaviscon and mylanta (chewable tablets). I also got reflux really bad at night and I found sleeping on my left side rather than right side helped - sounds weird but it's something to do with the way your stomach sits when you lie down.

    Best wishes with it all!

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    Gaviscon dual action worked well for me. Milk made my reflux worse surprisingly.

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    Tums worked well for me. 2nd pregnancy my ob suggested ranitidine which also helped.

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    @Mopke my dr suggested renitidine as well instead of my nexium. Had my first one tonight so I'll see how I go. Thanx ladies

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    I ate a lot of Rennies during both pregnancies. I found some foods gave me far worse reflux than others, despite not really suffering reflux at all when I'm not pregnant.
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    Argh this was one of my worst pregnancy symptoms! Hated it!!! In my first pregnancy I managed it with the 'dual action' antacids. I had a very specific routine of taking them. Just trial and error helped me work out what gave the best relief. In my second pregnancy I saw a chiro for another reason and he asked about heartburn/reflux. I explained that I suffered from it but I was very skeptical that chiro would help. Well.... He did his thing and it really worked! About an 80% reduction in how my symptoms felt. I was shocked. Might be worth a try for you. X

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    I recommend pantoprazole. It is a PPI (Proton-Pump Inhibitor), and therefore significantly reduces the secretion of acid (H+, protons) into the stomach. Start with 20-40mg per day, and increase if needed. You may need to take it for a few days to allow your stomach and oesophagus to heal. Then just take it as needed.
    It is safe in pregnancy, and available over-the-counter at Pharmacies.

    Also, simple things like sleeping with your head propped up a bit higher on pillows, may help.

    Good-luck. Now send hubby out to get some pantoprazole!

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