Post # 1
Just had my first heartburn episode while pregnant (almost 6 weeks). I’ve dealt with this a few times while not but now I’m not sure what’s safe and what’s not.
I also ddon’t know if my pain level is normal….feels like being stabbed over and over just under tbe boobs in the middle and it makes it hard to breathe. Is this typical heartburn or is it more severe?
Remedies? I have pepcid pills and tums chewables are these both ok? Is there any immediate cures anyone has found? Even taking these two things I was still in pain for about 30 min….the slowest 30 min of my life!!!
Help me please!!!
Post # 3
@AlbertaLolita: I’m almost 32w and had this for the first time recently. Some of the girls on the jan board suggested gum & it worked like a charm for me.
A friend suffered all through her pregnancy & swore by Zantac. I would check w my doc before taking any meds tho!
Post # 4
@AlbertaLolita: Check with your doctor! My friend took tums throughout her pregnancy. But the only think that cured it? Childbirth!!! LOL
Post # 5
Okay, it sounds gross and it taste like crap… But mix baking soda and water, drink it. You don’t need much.. Just a sip or two! And It works fast!!! (Be aware baking soda has a lot of salt so if you have swelling or blood pressure issues don’t drink it!)
Post # 6
Zantac was oked by my dr. And has been a life saver.
Post # 7
Tums worked wonders for me during my first pregnancy, where heartburn was part of my day every day..
Post # 8
@AlbertaLolita: I always suggest applesauce becuase my aunt has very, very bad heartburn (she’s tried every prescription available), and she came across applesauce, which helps dull the symptoms pretty much right away.
Post # 9
Zantac and gaviscon. Gaviscon chewable work way better than tums. Both are preg safe.
Post # 10
Thanks for the suggestions ladies! I’m sure ill end up trying them all! I don’t have my first appointment til dec 2 so I will ask then too Heartburn is horrible!
Post # 11
I’ve used zantac and tums… both have relieved some of the yuk.
Post # 12
Sorry to hear that but I totally feel your pain I had 2 so far of those and I am 16 weeks. Not a pleasant feeling at alll ;(
What helped me was Ice, I chewed on it and swallowed it, I did that a few times and it helped me. Try it hope it helps.
Post # 13
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Man, heartburn sucks. I took Tums at the beginning, but it became unbearable. Then i took Pepcid– it didn’t help much. Now I’m taking prilosec, and it works like a dream. Mine was severe, though. Every day occurances, and it was so bad it would even wake me from my sleep to throw up. I just have too much tummy acid. Talk to your doctor and see what she recommends– these were the steps my OB recommended.
Post # 14
@AlbertaLolita: I hate heartburn. When I first got it, i didnt even know what it was, because i just never ever had heartburn in my life. What helped me (slowly but helpful) eat small meals throughout the day, drinking milk before a large meal really helped me, chew gum immediately after any meal for about 30 minutes and they will help with the acids in your mouth. Avoid anything with mint flavor as this will only make it worse. Other than that, medicine didnt help me at all, but it has helped others, so you can give Milanta II, Zantac or Tums a try. I was told by my OB and my GI that these are safe during pregnancy. Also, when you go to sleep, try sleeping promped up, it helps the acids from coming back up. It will get better, I promise. I am on my 12th week now and most of my symptoms are slowly and gradually subsiding. GL and I hope you feel better soon.
Post # 15
I feel your pain. Ive had horrible heartburn/acid reflux with this pregnancy. A few things that help are drinking milk, chewing tums and taking Zantac. I also have tried drinking baking soda with water. It tastes pretty disgusting but if you drink it fast it’s not so bad. Warning – it makes you burp like a man though haha…but you will feel SO RELIEVED after. 🙂
Post # 16
@AlbertaLolita: Almost all heartburn meds are okay in pregnancy. Tums, Maalox, Pepcid, Zantac, even Prilosec are safe to take in pregnancy. If you’re really worried, you can wait until after the first trimester (when the organs form) and drink milk and stuff for now. Also things like not eating close to bedtime, avoiding spicy/acidic foods (like tomatoes), and sleeping propped up on pillows so your mouth is higher than your stomach.
I was struggling with heartburn, was taking Zantac twice a day and Tums and Maalox on top, and I finally switched to Prilosec every day, which has been a lifesaver. I still take Tums occasionally and sleep on extra pillows, but the Prilosec mostly takes care of it. Good luck!