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#1 newseason

Posted 04 December 2012 - 11:11 PM

I'm getting reflux (well I think it's reflux, I've never had it before, it's a burning feeling in my throat).
Any tips on how to minimise/stop it?
Thanks  biggrin.gif

#2 fizzy19

Posted 04 December 2012 - 11:18 PM

I used TUMS from the supermarket they taste like orange (chewable) and worked well for me

#3 jane09

Posted 05 December 2012 - 06:42 AM

TUMS  wub.gif

Also avoiding any foods that make it worse eg spicy foods, citrus foods, tomatoes, coffee etc

#4 Jenganoosh

Posted 05 December 2012 - 06:55 AM

I'm a Rennie's gal biggrin.gif But any brand of heartburn/indigestion tabs will do the trick. I also have to avoid any wheat-heavy foods (bread), anything spicy... Drink lots of water too!

#5 jane09

Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:01 AM

Now I'm craving a TUMS and I don't even have reflux symptoms at the moment.......must resist!!

newseason- Just check with your pharmacist that whatever you choose is suitable in pregnancy, because not all over the counter reflux medications are. There are also stronger medications your GP can prescribe if needs be.

#6 sarkazm76

Posted 05 December 2012 - 01:56 PM

I sent DH off to the chemist the other day for Zantac for Heartburn and he came back with Gaviscon liquid - blech.  Pharmacist said a lot of them are not effective for what causes the probs in pregnancy and won't do much so Gaviscon it is - it's gross but it does work original.gif

#7 pisceschick

Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:44 PM

I am on medication for reflux anyway, but it gets worse when pregnant. I have been munching on mylanta tablets when it flares up and anything can trigger it for me, sometimes just a glass of water is enough to do it. Very frustrating! the nurse at my antenatal appt with my gp said gaviscon if the most effective over the counter product to take as it puts a coating across the top of the stomach, preventing the acid from coming back up. I have to get some!

#8 purple_daisy

Posted 07 December 2012 - 05:24 PM

My advice if you are trying gaviscon liquid is to start with a very small bottle to see how it goes. My DH bought me what looked like an industrial size one last pregnancy but the first time I used it I threw up violently and I can tell you the experience of throwing up that slimy chunky liquid was horrendous as it carried all the burning acid with it and my throat was on fire for hours. The entire bottle went to waste then.
Good luck.

#9 Jo-Anna

Posted 09 December 2012 - 02:46 PM

I have to avoid citrus or spicy foods, haven't tried any meds though.
I also have some mineral/soda water in the fridge which helps me to burp then I feel a bit better. Gross, I know!

#10 newseason

Posted 09 December 2012 - 09:04 PM

Thanks ladies original.gif
I tried tums and it seems to have done the trick original.gif I've been reflux free for three days biggrin.gif

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