Maybe someone can help me out here that are pregnant. I'm pregnant with my third boy and have had severe acid reflex. Never really had with my other children, but is there anything I can take other then tums that is safe for the baby and myself???

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Heidi - posted on 04/19/2009

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If nothing over the counter works ask your doctor for Reglan. Nothing else helped me except for that.

Melinda - posted on 04/19/2009

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My doctor had to put me on protonix...as long as I took the meds...my acid reflux was under control. If I missed though, even water could bring it on.

Samantha - posted on 04/19/2009

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yes I just had my boy and I suffered from reflex really bad, I also had it with my girl too. My doctor gave me a script for pepcid, one in the morning and one at night it worked great, and its also safe for you and the baby:) hope it works

Maggie - posted on 04/19/2009

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Zantac 75 is what i used when i was prego it worked awesome! But you can only take the 75 none of the other ones

Christa - posted on 04/19/2009

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I tried tums and they didnt help. i had also tried everything else they tell you to do like not eat spicy foods and sleep elevated and dont eat late at night and nothing seemed to help then my doctor told me to take pepcid AC and that still wasnt helping and i was having really bad reflux so i talked to my doctor again and he prescribed prilosec and i just have to take one a day and I havent gotten it since. and if i feel like eating something spicy or whatever it doesnt bother me because the prilosec works so well and its safe for you and the baby.

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I've seen a lot of posts saying to drink milk with reflux and actually that will make heartburn worse. The protein in the milk will actually cause more acid production as your body tries to break it down. I had horrid reflux with my baby girl (little hair on her head when she was born and not much better at 18 months LOL) and I took extra strength Pepcid. While it didn't make it go away, it certainly did help as did sleeping in a propped position. Also, eating yogurt for a snack during the day may help as well as the cultures in yogurt actually work to calm the digestive tract and lessen the acid in the stomach.

Robyn - posted on 04/19/2009

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Hi Jodi. My gyne prescribed Nexiam. it is bloody fantastic. I am not an acid indigestion person, but got it severely whilst pregnant (my son was born 3rd March 2009 - I also have 19 month old twins). You take one a day. After a week, I was only taking one every couple of days. Tums, gaiscon, rennies are all crap I'm afraid!!!

Ashley - posted on 04/19/2009

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Durning my first pregnancy with my son, I had the worst acid reflex, it made me sick a few times it was so bad. I just always carried rolaids in my purse and had some at my night stand. I am currently pregnant with my 2nd child, and I was having deep breathing problems and my doctor said it was most likely from my acid reflex. She gave me a prescription to solve the problem. I would say that rolaids or tums or even pepcid a/c, whichever you prefer works great or if it gets bad enough ask your doctor to prescription some kind of a medicine for the reminder of your pregnancy! :)

Saffron - posted on 04/19/2009

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I had awful heartburn and reflux throught both pregnancies and tried gaviscon, rennies, milk of magnaesia....everthing i cud find, eventually i was prescribed LANSOPRAZOLE. it was such a releif....i had to take one every mornin and it was amazing!!

Sammy - posted on 04/18/2009

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I take Rennie, it has added calcium in it (which is great if you suffer from leg cramps too) and there is no limit on how much you can take! I tried Mylanta but there is a limit to how much you can take and it doesnt have the added calcium =D

Kaitlyn - posted on 04/18/2009

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well, if u like milk i would suggest that, i never liked milk before i was pregnant and then i started to get the acid reflux/heart burn thing and just drank some milk, it was like 2 in the morning, and it helped me really well! good luck to you, it can be miserable sometimes

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Oh! You ladies that got relief from the Tums, Rolaids and Zantac.....I'm so jealous! And Kat, I heard the same thing about heartburn meaning the baby would have a ton of hair. So I fully expected Jacob to come out with a nice flowing full head of hair. Even during labor, towards the end when his little head would peek out for a sec, my hubby would say "I SEE HAIR!" Shoot....he was almost as bald as they come lol Even now, at 18 months, his hair is still really thin and fine. Like me....he probably won't have much hair until he's like 2 or 3.....I'm leaning closer to 3 lol!

User - posted on 04/18/2009

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Eat small meal every few hours instead of eating a big meal at one, hope that'll help.

Malicia

Kathryn - posted on 04/18/2009

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I had HORRIBLE acid reflux when I was pregnant and everybody told me my baby would have ALOT of hair... guess what... they were right! The only thing that worked for my heartburn was the strawberry flavored Rolaids soft chews and I took them like crazy! My doctor even said they were ok for me and the baby!

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I also took Zantac and it works wonders, I just had my OBGYN call it into my pharmacy and I was amazed by the foods I was able to eat. Please give it a try.

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Quoting Alicia:

My Doctor put me on Zantac.
It worked like a charm, the only downfall was it can cause a false positive if you have to take a pee test.

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I had horrible heart burn when I was pregnant and not much helped. Milk? Quick and temporary relief. Tums? Relief lasted a little longer but not much. The doctor even prescribed Zantac...but that didn't seem to help much either. I tried everything. Slept on my left side, propped on a pillow, used a body pillow....I had heartburn from the 1st month all the way through to the end of the 9th month. Your choices as to what to take are going to be limited because of the baby so unfortunately, you may just have to deal with it. Mine was so bad that even a sip of water would get me going. And bananas....wierd.

Bridgett - posted on 04/18/2009

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Post a reply!Are you a milk drinker. Sometimes milk will help. Check with your doc. Sometimes they can give you medicine for it.

Karen - posted on 04/18/2009

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There are alot of replies, so I am going to post some of the things that worked for me. First of all, I was told that I was able to take Pepcid AC. I did, but also sleeping elevated worked. Great tip, a wonderful friend of mine told me to put your favorite liquid antacid in the refrigerator that way when it hits you go to your fridge and take your trust antacid. Believe it or not, for some reason the cold antacid seemed to work quicker (I thought) and of course it tastes better going down. Good luck, I know Acid Reflux is difficult to deal with.

congratulations and healthy pregnancy.

Caitlin - posted on 04/18/2009

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I suffer from reflux normally, and with both my pregnancies it was unbearable. The only advice I can give is to watch the spicy, greasy, or any trigger foods. As for treating it, milk was the only thing that helped me. I even woke multiple times during the night to get a small cup of milk just to be able to sleep! Good luck!

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gaviscon worked a treat for me and also making a food diary helped me aswell to rule out the foods that were making me feel worse, hope this helps and good luck with the rest of your pregnancy !!

Adrienne - posted on 04/18/2009

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I started taking Nexium (prescribed by doctor) after my first child and have been taking it since including throughout my second pregnancy. It ended up my acid reflux was a hiatal hernia caused during the first pregnancy.

User - posted on 04/18/2009

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I can't believe that nobody said mylanta! it works best, believe me... I had the same problem for the last three months of my pregnancy and it was the best

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Jodi, I had the same thing.....you may want to mention to your doctor about an altra-sound of your gall bladder.........GALL STONES could be the culprit.......they were mine!

I went 2 months after Liam was born and started having the worst pain of my life (including birth) about once a week that would last for about 7-10 hours. Started right between my breasts and penatrated all the way around to the middle of my back....and NOTHING would take the pain away! Fatty foods was a huge trigger for the attacks. I was told it was acid reflux also.......check it out.....can't hurt!

good luck

Julie - posted on 04/18/2009

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I lived off Tums for both of my pregnancies. Also, prop yourself up when you sleep. An old wives tales says that acid reflux means your baby has lots of hair.

Christina - posted on 04/18/2009

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Prevacid is the only thing that works for me but I don't know if it's safe during pregnancy. I would check with the doc.

Adriana - posted on 04/18/2009

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I only had one child and I had acid reflux with him.Don't know if it will help you but I ate low sodium crackers and drank milk.Within minutes it went away.

Sarah - posted on 04/18/2009

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Also as said above, i drank half a pint of milk first thing in the morning and a couple of hours before bed time. it does help

Sarah - posted on 04/18/2009

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i suffer from gaviscon normally so when i was pregant it was 20 times worse. the only thing that worked for me was gaviscon after each meal. I went through 5 big bottles of it in the last 3 - 4 months of pregnancy

Kerry - posted on 04/18/2009

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i know it may sound silly, but drink milk every time its really bad thats what done. it really helped especially before i went to bed

Noel - posted on 04/18/2009

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nothing really safe for the baby but tums and rolaids. I had the same problem try staying upright and sleep with pillows behind you. It helps a little

Nattalie - posted on 04/18/2009

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Well i had it bad i would actually end up sick! I could not find anything that worked. So i made up this mixture and drank it before bed. Somehow it worked. Make sure you have an extra pillow, the more your head is raised the less the acid raises.I would make up a jug in the morning of milk, and several teaspoons of milo, shake it up well, then stick it in fridge.Drink it before bed, somehow it settles the acid enough for a few hours peace. Try it see if it works for you! Do not drink anything orange, like juice or water cordial, at night espescially.

Alicia - posted on 04/18/2009

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You need the prescription Protonix .. they gave me that and it's very safe and you will feel like a million bucks!

Krystel - posted on 04/18/2009

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DO NOT TAKE ROLAIDS!!!!! They are made with aluminum which has been closely linked with autism. Tums are better. You can also try cider vinegar (comes in capsules and liquid). Not eating two hours before lying down and sleeping with your bed elevated helps.

Allison - posted on 04/18/2009

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I just had this conversation with my Doctor on Thursday, She told me to take Zantec, Here in Canada you don't need a prescription to get it I'm not sure about where your from.

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Soda Crackers was my fix! With my daughter's pregnancy she used peppermints. Both worked wonderful for us. You might also try not lying down flat, prop up just a little with pillows. This also helps. Good luck with this and the Baby!

Lynette - posted on 04/18/2009

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I was the same way. Changed all my eating habits and it just got worse. My doc told me Rolaids / Tums were junk and prescribed Zantac (Ranitadine - generic name) Worked like a charm. Wish I had talked to my doc before my 8th month. My little one had lots of hair, maybe your little one will as well. Good Luck

Louise - posted on 04/18/2009

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you can take gaviscon, i have tryed both liquid and tablets and the tablets definatly worked better for me. hope that helps,

Megan - posted on 04/18/2009

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I have read that sleeping on your left side can aggravate this. Other tips eat small, frequent meals and keep yourself upright after a meal. I also found that taking papaya enzymes also helped.

Jodi - posted on 04/18/2009

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I just wanted to say thanks to all of those who gave me some wonderful advice on acid reflux. I have a Dr. appointment on Monday so I will talk with them before I make any decisions. Thanks again!!!!

Shawn - posted on 04/18/2009

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My doctor gave me free bottles of liquid mylanta. I had some at work and some on my bedstand and would take it RIGHT before lying down! Hope you feel better soon!

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also plenty of milk is good to cool the burn and settle the acid x and eating little but often, taking your time and resting more! mine was worse when stressed x

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hiya, blesss you i know how awful it is! i had it badly too, your doc can prescribe RANITADINE for you to take as long as you need to( i stopped soon after delivery and took the max amount prescribed) it is safe to take and it is about the only and best thing, you swallow with water so no taste like gaviscon, its usually very effective so a big relief! hope you get relief, good luck! xxx

Jennifer - posted on 04/18/2009

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Try not to eat, drink and then lay down. Eat mosely crackers when you need a snack

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I used Aloe Vera juice because I have bad Heart burn and acid reflux b4, during and after my pregnancy. Its helps with any stomach probems. I saw Aloe Vera juice for the 1st time a few yrs back on the Oprah Show, i gave it a try and its worked great. U can mix it with any juice or take it straight. U can purchase it from any natural/Vitamin store.

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