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#1 spottydog

Posted 01 January 2013 - 06:58 PM

Hi ladies,

I have only even suffered from heartburn once before, and that was in the third trimester with DD.

Anyway i have it again, and last night i was up 4 times in 5hrs to get some milk to sooth it.

Does anyone else have any suggestions on how to avoid it at bedtime/overnight? i have gaviscon liquid, and the chewy thingys but overnight they dont help.

anyway im after anything to help.

cheers.

spottydog.

#2 AnnBB

Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:08 PM

When I was pregnant I seemed to have heartburn from the very beginning. It drove me mental. I tried to avoid things things that seemed to trigger it. I made sure I ate frequent, small meals as overeating was guaranteed to set it off. I avoided spicy food, juices and anything else that was acidic. When I went to bed I also kept my head / shoulders elevated. I also sometimes found some dry crackers helped as well. Best of luck with the rest of your pregnancy.

#3 babycat

Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:11 PM

My Ob recommended Zantac tablets which come in 12 or 24 hour options.  Works much better than the Gaviscon or Mylanta for me.

#4 elco

Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:18 PM

I second Zantac tablets - tried mylanta and other things but zantac is the only thing that actually works for me

#5 *Mrs_Cullen*

Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:20 PM

I agree with what AnnBB suggested.I was also told by my gastro-guy NOT to have milk.
The milk apparently produces more stomach acids to compensate for the acids that milk neutralises.

I love the chewy Quick Eze..they are almost instant and taste good.

You can buy Somac over the counter if its a constant problem, it is almost the same thing as Nexium which is a neutraliser ut by prescription only.

HTH

#6 JJ98

Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:21 PM

Milk before bed then sleeping for at least the first half of the night propped up on a few pillows under back/shoulders/neck/head helped me.  Eating smaller meals helps too.

Eating an apple also helped to neutralise the acid I found.  

But sometimes the only thing that helped was the Rennie tablets or mylanta liquid.

Goodluck it is horrible to wake up nearly choking in the night.

#7 spottydog

Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:21 PM

Ok i have MW in the morning, ill ask her aswell.

Do certain things make it worse? I never really get it, so dont really know. Someone mentioned acidy things, ill avoid that. Anything else to avoid? Last night my throat was on fire and i was just so tired of getting up for a sip of milk, then up to pee it out 30mins later, was a LONG night lol.

Getting me ready for all the overnight feeds i suppose!

spottydog.

#8 KDA

Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:25 PM

Dairy products made heartburn worse for me. Once I cut down on the dairy, the heartburn went.

#9 Escapin

Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:26 PM

I found orange juice and tomatoes were definite problems. Try to eat a good while before you go to bed, chew Rennies and if it's messing with your sleep, ask your OB or GP what else they can suggest. Don't just put up with it.

#10 Bart.

Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:37 PM

I have one miracle word for you:  Ranitidine.

I had chronic heartburn for both my pregnancies and this took it away almost completely.

It's the pharmaceutical name for all the long term heartburn remedies such as Zantac.  I found the 12-hour Chemist's Own brand worked the best.  It is safe to use in pregnancy and will give you the relief you need.

Occasionally I had to top it up with some antacids, but not every day.

Go get some in the morning, you'll definitely thank me for it! original.gif

#11 Bart.

Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:37 PM

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Edited by Bartholomew, 01 January 2013 - 07:37 PM.


#12 spottydog

Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:38 PM

Will mention it to my midwife in the morning, because it is waking me up now. Im just having a couple of glasses of milk now to see if that will help overnight. Ahhh the things we put up with!

spottydog.

ps thanks


#13 Madnesscraves

Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:44 PM

For me, I stopped drinking milk. Only had it with breakfast. Don't drink after dinner or the liquid sits on the good giving you heartburn/reflux/indigestion.

What dr told me to do and since doing that I've had no problems.

#14 Bart.

Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:50 PM

Re the Ranitidine, I had three independent pharmacists, my obstetrician, a midwife and a GP all confirm it was safe in pregnancy.  I was pedantic about taking things when UTD and wanted to be absolutely sure.  That eased my mind, somewhat!

All the best.  It totally sucks, doesn't it. cry1.gif

#15 BBV

Posted 01 January 2013 - 08:27 PM

I have been taking two Ranitidine twice a day, one in the morn and one early evening. Also I'm trying to avoid any foods that I know trigger heartburn, I sleep with three pillows and I'm trying to have tea earlier.

#16 Camizebra

Posted 01 January 2013 - 08:34 PM

Another user of ranitidine, just the generic chemist brand.  I suffered horrendous hyperemesis and heartburn during my PG and this is the only thing that helped me.  Tried every single remedy under the sun and my OB said it was safe to use.  Check with your OB and see what s/he says...

#17 cordyline

Posted 01 January 2013 - 08:40 PM

I have Gaviscon liquid almost every second or third day.

As others have said, the dairy made things worse especially in the second half of the day - so I had milk and yogurt for brekkie but steered away after lunch. Also sleeping with a few more pillows propped under my head and shoulders helps.

#18 erindiv

Posted 01 January 2013 - 08:48 PM

I ended up needing prescription medication for my heartburn during my pregnancy with DS. I showed up at the doctor's looking like a zombie, told her about all the things I had tried (everything I could get my hands on), she wrote a prescription. Two days later, heartburn gone. No more for the entire pregnancy.

#19 Leafprincess

Posted 01 January 2013 - 08:49 PM

I sipped water with my meal rather than drinking a lot after a meal
Ate foods like cucumber, apple cider vinager etc to help with digestion after a meal
Ate dinner early and nothing two hours before laying down.
Slept propped up on an angle, one night slept sitting up because it was bad.

Avoid acid inducing foods such as milk, cheese and meat

#20 Moo point

Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:05 PM

PPs have all given good advice. What worked for me: not eating AT LEAST 2.5 hours before laying down; sleeping on 2 or 3 pillows (with shoulders/head elevated) and if you need to lay on your side, laying down on the left; Tums antacids; and small sips of water, not too much liquid, after a meal.

Best of luck, hope you find something that works.

#21 dangermouse007

Posted 10 January 2013 - 07:01 PM

My OB basically told me not to bother with any of the liquids like Mylanta / Gaviscon and to just use ranitidine. I tried sleeping with my head / shoulders raised with pillows and sleep just didn't happen.

I've only had to take the ranitidine a couple of times, mainly when I've woken up in the middle of the night but it's worked great. Try not to eat anything in the few hours before going to bed, I haven't found particular foods to be a problem for me, just the time that I eat.

#22 JustBeige

Posted 10 January 2013 - 07:07 PM

I lived on Rennies.

Stay away from the milk.  sorry but dairy makes it worse.

Elevate your head at night.

Drink water / peppermint tea / ginger tea.

and yes Zantac work well too.

#23 Lauren Bell

Posted 10 January 2013 - 07:12 PM

Didn't quote it but JustBeige summed it up perfectly!

Avoiding heartburn? Drink lots of water, eat small meals, sleep with your chest/head elevated.



Unfortunately it can be hard to avoid during pregnancy so...


Curing heartburn? Eat a rennie.. Or 2. Drink more water.

#24 I*Love*Christmas

Posted 10 January 2013 - 07:15 PM

I feel for you OP. I had heart burn very early on in pregnancy and it continuued till I gave birth and then was instantly gone. Just about everything triggered it and I was chugging down some strong Gaviscon every day and night. I started with Rennies but they didn't take the edge off when it got worse.

I also tried the 12 & 24 hour Zantac tablets but they were useless too. Definitely don't drink milk. It goes away for a little bit and then comes back way worse.

I ended up getting a prescription for something to get through the last few weeks of my pregnancy with DD. I can't remember what it was but I wish I had gotten it sooner. I was to the point where if I ate even a bite of bread I would be in heartburn hell.

Oh and both my kids were born with ridiculous amounts of hair (The Old Wives Tale lol)

#25 dangermouse007

Posted 12 January 2013 - 07:19 PM

There was actually a prospective study published in the last few years about that old wives tail - they set out to disprove it and I think ended up with a positive correlation between heartburn and babies born with hair wink.gif




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