Heartburn!! What can I take???

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  1. Hellymay83

    Hellymay83 Well-Known Member

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    I have the worst heartburn in the world!! I only had a chicken salad sandwich for lunch then this damn heartburn started and it's making me feel sick!

    I'm at my wits end, I asked a guy at the chemist in Tesco if I could take anything but he said no! Please tell me he's lying, Im sure gaviscon would be ok :cry:

    Anyone else have this?
     
  2. grandbleu

    grandbleu MAL with Little Blue

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    I just started getting Heart Burn yesterday...it's awful...never had it before in my life.

    I took a Rennie (I hope that's OK!) I didn't check...I'm actually going to start eating smaller meals and it seems raw veg really makes it bad so I'll have to make sure I cook my veg.
     
  3. Hellymay83

    Hellymay83 Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure what you can take Hun but I hope I can take something, it's dreadful, I have my 25 week check up tomorrow so will ask and let you know xx
     
  4. Mama627

    Mama627 Mom & Preggo w/ #2

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    Maalox, Mylanta, Gaviscon, Tums, Zantac, and Pepcid are all OK! (I just copied that off my sale-medications list from my OB)
     
  5. Hellymay83

    Hellymay83 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks mama627 I'm off to drink the contents of the gaviscon we have in the cupboard.
     
  6. Teej

    Teej Growing a mini me

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    I asked my midwife about this as I have had it bad and she said all you can really take is Gaviscon which is perfectly safe, if you go to your GP you can get a huge bottle on prescription which of course is free now :) x
     
  7. gemylou

    gemylou Well-Known Member

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    gaviscon is all ok to take but also try a glass of milk before or after eating, chewing some gum and staying upright a few hours so try not to eat before bedtime! Sorry I sound so bossy but I understand your pain I have had it with both pregnancies and its horrible!!
     
  8. hellywelly

    hellywelly Mummy to Harry

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    rennie is definitely safe - am taking about 4 tablets a day - as soon as i wake up and as soon as I go to bed xxx
     
  9. JDG

    JDG Pregnant Mum of 1 & Angel

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    I take Morrison's brand antacid tablets - they work a treat and taste yummy too! They are fruit flavoured and are fine to take during pregnancy.
    Jx
     
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    iv had it really bad and got renitidene off the doctor they are the best things in the world not even the slightest bit of heartburn since i started taking them x
     
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    CharT Well-Known Member

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    I've been the same today and feel your pain! Gaviscon is ok and I've found cold milk works a treat :)
     
  12. Mom2Ben

    Mom2Ben Mom to 2 beautiful boys!

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    I had just popped a fruit flavoured Rennie's into my mouth as I read your post :) Says on the back that they're safe for pregnancy.
     
  13. Hellymay83

    Hellymay83 Well-Known Member

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    It's awful isn't it, before I got pregnant I thought the whole heartburn thing was just an exaggeration but my gosh is bad!
     
  14. sequeena

    sequeena Winging it.

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    Gaviscon, rennies, heartburn tablets etc. all are fine to use :)

    I usually have a cheap version of rennies but am currently using Morrisons heartburn tablets 6 for £1. I have horrendous heartburn when I'm in bed and it is a lifesaver!!
     
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    I take Tums and Maalox when it gets really bad.
     
  16. XPoisonGal

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    I take Peppermint oil capsules (very safe during pregnancy, its not drug) which helps but last nite i woke up with bad heartburn cos i slept on just one pillow which not helped. Use 2 or 3 pillows do help to stop the food backing it up.
     
  17. jacks mummy

    jacks mummy Well-Known Member

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    god i HATE heartburn it was by far the worst part of my last pregnancy i sufferd for 20weeks!! this time i thought i was going to get away with it but :nope: it started last week :( and its bloody awful!! i cant take gaviscon as it makes me sick! but i am taking atleast 2 rennies a day (fruit flavourd ones) and they say safe in pregnancy on the back of the pack :D also milk does help for about 2mins then it comes bk again! xx
     
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    Hellymay83 Well-Known Member

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    Gaviscon worked for all of an hour then I had a bagel and it's back :(
     

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