(Closed) It’s a milk and pepsid day :(

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

What a nightmare!  I hope you feel better πŸ™  Are you able to take baking soda while pregnant?  If so, that really helps!

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper

Oh girl, I feel you. Mine has been so bad for the past few weeks that I’ve been popping Tums like no one’s business.  It’s no fun. For the past week, it’s gotten even worse because the pressure of the little one has been pushing the stomach acid up into my mouth when I sleep.

I found that milk and eating crackers with peanut butter calms it down a lot, though. πŸ™‚ That and Tums have been what’s getting me through.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@heathaah:  Yeah, I drink so much milk it’s become a joke in our house.  I can definitely sympathize, although I will tell you–after like 35/36 weeks or so, I still have it, but it got much MUCH easier to get rid of.  I was waking up 3/4 times a night to drink some milk, and now I’m down to once.

I’ll let you know next week if all this heartburn equals a baby with hair!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I feel your pain, though I am not pregnant!  I had ulcers, and occasionally the pain returns.  Pepcid was one of the best pain releivers for me, but I had to totally quit coffee, garlic, tomotos and carrots, pop (which still really sets me off now if I have more than one a week or so) and alcohol.

A friend of mine reccommended the Ginger, you can buy tea form the health store, also the ginger gravol is suppoed to help and pregnancy safe (check with your own doc though).  Another pregnant friend had soda crackers on hand 24/7  She said as soon as she started to feel hungry, thats when the heartburn/nausea started for her, so she munched pretty much all day every day on crackers lol.  SHe can’t touch them now!

Dairy makes mine worse, an brings on nausea for me, thogh I suspect I am somewhat lactose intolerant!

Hope it improves for you!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Oh, I feel you.  Sorry babe.  What kind of milk are you drinking?  I find that richer milk, like 2%, seems to help soothe the fire more than skim.

I think dissolving baking soda in warm water can help with the acid/alkaline balance in the body.  I’ve done it in the past to help a UTI, but I think you have to be more careful of dosages during pregnancy.

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

@heathaah:  My Darling Husband made me do it.  (Sometimes I get it so bad that it wakes me up at night.)  It says on the box just exactly how.  I think it is mix 1/2 teaspoon in 8 oz. of water- completely mixed!  And then drink.  I would ask your doctor to make sure it is okay, but it really helps me.  And it helps digestion in general.  Good luck!

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

The heartburn is unimaginable. I couldn’t survive without tums.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

Thankfully I haven’t had any reflux & it’s just the heartburn… I’ve managed to only have to take tums 1x, but that’s also b/c I’ve just accepted & gotten used to the burning chest feeling =/ Sigh….. even OATMEAL gives me heartburn these days sigh.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

1. I am so so sorry! I know how acid reflux and/or heartburn feel and it’s TERRIBLE! Hope you find relief soon :(((( *hugs!*

2. I am getting more & more scared of 3rd TRIeveryday when I read your posts ladies! It seems like the heartburn doesn’t relent!  But then I read the birth stories & I get why we all are doing this:) Good luck & good health to all the future mamas!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Oh man, I’m sorry.  I’m right there with you.  I take an extra strength Tums before and after each meal and sometimes it does nothing.  Someone suggested to drink pickle juice, but that seems a little counter-intuitive.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I am having the same thing.  My midwife suggested papaya enzymes, which helps with digestion.  I still am finding that I have to take a couple of tums before I go to bed at night so that I can sleep.  Also, the reflux had been so bad that I have taken to trying not to each really late at night with nothing to drink either πŸ™

 

 

@runsyellowlites:  Oatmeal gives me the WORST heartburn for some reason.  I have NO idea why!

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I feel your pain!! I sleep with a bottle of Tums next to my bed. lol Hope it gets better soon.

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