Holy Heartburn Batman!

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Second Trimester' started by katerdid, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. katerdid

    katerdid Momma

    Jan 28, 2011
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    Golly gee, I knew that pregnant women got heartburn, but this feels like my esophagus is on fire! A million times worse than normal heartburn :wacko:

    Anyone in the same boat? What are your remedies?
  2. HayleyJA

    HayleyJA Mum to April and Esther

    Feb 4, 2009
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    Totally in the same boat - had it in my last pregnancy too, but seems a lot worse this time around. Nearly made me sick today :(

    My only remedy other than Gaviscon (do you have that in the US?) is soda water - plain, little and often. It really does relieve it but doesn't last for long unfortunately.
  3. Maman

    Maman Guest

    soda works. milk as well if you need releif straight away.

    mucogel is the bomb!
  4. Mary Jo

    Mary Jo Mummy to Adam and Joel

    Jan 5, 2009
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    I'm suffering, too. Unfortunately it's mainly plain water that sets it off. I know I'm taking far too many Rennies and Gaviscon tablets, so will be making a doc's appt soon. In my last pregnancy they prescribed Gaviscon Advance liquid, which I was getting through about 5x faster than I was meant to, so eventually I was put on omeprazole, which helped hugely. I know it's available over the counter, but I'd get it free through the doc, and I want to be sure they think it's ok.

    Milk helped in the early days, but that was all. Never tried soda water, though, worth a try. :)

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