need advice on really really bad heartburn
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Chey - posted on 01/16/2010
I had horrible heartburn from about 20 weeks on with my first, and it's even worse this time around. I started having heartburn a few weeks after I found out I was pregnant this time. And I get it from EVERYTHING. Milk, water, eating nothing, everything. My Dr. gave me Zantac which is the only thing that has ever worked for me. But I literally have to take it every 8-10 hours. I can feel it start to run out, and if I miss even by an hour I'm miserable. I feel nauseated and have a hard time breathing and swallowing, it's by far the worst part of this pregnancy, and this pregnancy's been pretty bad too! Talk to your Dr and see what they think, Good luck I hope it gets better!
Ieasha - posted on 01/13/2010
I'm going through that now. The best advice my doctor gave me is to not eat greasy ir spicy foods right before u go to sleep & to eat small meals through the day, stay away from larger portions. Eating 2hrs before I go to sleep seems to be working for me so far.
With my son who is now two I thought I was having bad heartburn but my Midwife had tests done and it turned out to be my gall bladder. All it was is a blood test I guess mine had been going on for so long it started to effect my liver. Not saying this is what is wrong but if it is still going on I would ask your Dr. if they could check. Good Luck! wishing you an easy delivery!
Renee - posted on 01/20/2010
I had really bad heartburn as well and tried just about everything under the sun from over the counter meds, scrips, and homeopathic remedies with no relieve. (Raw carrots worked for a little while) I would get heartburn from drinking water! You could see the acid pooling in the back of my throat when I would lay down. Finally my OB put me on aciphex and my heartburn was gone in about 2 days after starting the Rx.
Jess - posted on 01/12/2010
ive had severe heartburn and acid reflux for about a year before i even fell pregnant, the doctors ran a few tests and discovered that i have stomache olcers that have caused it, the acid reflux is absolutly horrible, its so painfull that it hurts to breathe! the only thing i have found that temporarilly cures it is milanta ant acids and milk takes the edge of it. trust me i have tried everything! the milanta your not supposed to take for any more than 3 days withoutr consulting a doctor and ive been on it for 2 yrs now because they only discovered trhe olcers while im pregnant they wont allow me to take the nesicary medication untill bubby is born. my advice to you is to speak to your local doctor and see what is safe to take while expecting and try a few different brands of ant acids because everyone is different and what may work for me may not work for you etc.. best of luck and hope your heartburn eases soon :)
Nicole - posted on 01/09/2010
I have it SEVERE too! I actually was able to avoid the hospital 2 weeks ago... it made me sick 4x in about 3 hours along w/ other bodily functions. They only wanted me to go to hospital due to fear of being dehydrated, in which case I found gatorade helps w/ both hydration & keeps the heartburn down but get the G2 version w/ the electrolytes in it! to save on money I mix 1/2 gatorade & 1/2 water, and it works just fine! Some things I've done that have helped me since then... 1) cut WAY back on anything acidic (orange juice, tomatoes, etc), esp at night when it's worse, 2) Make sure you stay seated up for about 2-3 hours after eating, 3) I know this is gross and not at all sexy but I have a hard time breathing when it starts getting bad & it helps if my hubby pats my back for me to burp (i feel SOOO much better after a good burp), 4) try to eat every 2-3 hours during the day even if it's just a handful of crackers (bready stuff helps soak up the acids too), keeping something in your stomach will keep the acids from working their way up, 5) eat very small meals, frustrating cus you get hungry in a hour again but it will minimize the pain, 6) mylanta worked better than maalox but then I used it so much that I turned to Pepcid that seems to be the best so far, except when I had it SEVERELY and it only worked for about an hour, tums did not work for me at all! 7) raise your bed about 6" at the head or if your sig other doesn't care for that option, use lots of pillows to prop yourself up GOOD or, I will sometimes just sit in our glider w/ a neck pillow to keep my neck from hurting after it's tilted while sleeping. If you google "milk heartburn" you'll find that milk can sometimes make it worse so be careful and dont drink a HUGE glass. I hope it gets better for you!
Becky - posted on 01/08/2010
my doctor prescribed famotodine (pepcid) for me to take. it helps but im still suffering a lot from heartburn even with the once a day medication. Im also taking tums.
One thing that seems to help a bit is drinking half a glass of milk when it gets really bad. Drinking something that contains a base instead of acidic seems to help more. If you find something that helps a lot let me know though, it sucks I know!
Caitlin - posted on 01/07/2010
I took Pepcid my firts time round and had to sleep in the lazy boy because it kept me more upright and prevented the acid from going up. It's really annoying, but it went away the day my first was born, this time around hasn't been so bad, but I still take the pepcid a lot, at least I can sleep this time.
Lisa - posted on 12/29/2009
I know that this is going to sound EWWWW but baking soda 1 tsp to 2oz of water really helps me but you'll burp really big when your done LOL....you have to drink it really fast it taste not so good...I hope this will help you it helps me and I am also 28 weeks a long :)
Melissa - posted on 12/29/2009
I used Rennie with my last pregnancy as they were the only ones that didn't make me feel like vomiting. This time around the kinda make me queezy. I have heard that Fruit tingles (the lollies) work? haven't tried myself....
You can try smaller meals, more often? I find that i can get it just from eating vegemite on toast with a cuppa for breakfast. Good luck let us know if you get onto something good!
Jules - posted on 12/28/2009
Someone on my facebook friends told me after i had written similar on my status that if you lie on your left side and drink a glass of milk it will ease it??? I have severe heartburn last night and nothing was helping, i tried it and had a comfortable nights sleep!
Hope this helps xxxx
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