Jump to content

Heartburn
What is the best to take?


  • Please log in to reply
18 replies to this topic

#1 lozoodle

Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:15 AM

I thought I was going to avoid it this time but in the past couple of days heartburn has hit big time, I'm sitting here at work with it bad. I'm about to duck down to the pharmacy and grab something for it. What would you recommend and what is safe to take?

Thanks original.gif

#2 chookpea

Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:16 AM

A glass of warm milk might help.

#3 EffiesMum172

Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:17 AM

I have been using chemist own ranitidine after nothing else works and have found it the best thing original.gif

#4 MrsLexiK

Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:18 AM

Zantac, the 12 hour ones seem to work better for me rather then the 24 hour ones.  I had quick ease, maylanta and gaviscon and while they gave relief it didn't last long and I was taking it as many times as you were allowed (and it tasted horrible, chewing or drinking)

My OB told me Zantac and the pharamist explained that it worked different to the others so it might take a while to work. (as in a few days) and I could take gaviscon or whatever if I needed instant relief.  By the next day it was working, some days if I eat too much acid foods I can still feel it a bit before I am due to take the next course but I don't have the constent from the minute I wake up and drink a glass of water to the time I got to bad reflux only getting a short break after taking some yuk drink.

#5 Guest_AllegraM_*

Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:19 AM

Rennie. Doesn't last long but works instantly.

#6 raone

Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:20 AM

I used gaviscon from the supermarket the bottle specifically says its safe for pregnancy.

#7 ~chiquita~

Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:20 AM

You could try quickeze, they are easy to carry around at least.
Or buy a bottle of Mylanta to keep in your drawer at work.

These were only short term fixes for me, I ended up being prescribed Zantac but that didn't work either so towards the end I just stopped eating.

Anyhow, I hope you get some relief. Heartburn sucks.

Edited by ~chiquita~, 24 January 2013 - 09:21 AM.


#8 lozoodle

Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:20 AM

I'm past the stage of milk really doing much unfortunately original.gif

I was thinking Zantac as I remember how much it helped DD1 with her reflux pain as a baby LOL

I'll pop downstairs now and chat to the pharmacist. Thanks!

#9 .MrsM.

Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:21 AM

yep agree with PP's, Zantac 12hour has been a life saver. take one every day now mine is shocking. i find i get relief within about half an hour or so.

#10 Koobie83

Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:37 AM

I went to the pharmacy and asked them. The lady assured me that Mylanta Extra Strength is fine in pregnancy. The pack says it's ok but don't exceed the recommended dose.
I double checked with my midwife. She said don't take it but try milk and a tsp of bi carb soda.

Milk works fine. Haven't tried it with bicarb soda.

#11 lozoodle

Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:48 AM

They refused to give me zantac, but gave me some mylanta instead which seems to be helping.

I'll just take it on an as needs basis, I took one tablet not long ago and have done a few burps since with no pain so that's fine. I don't mind a bit of heartburn as long as it isn't hideous all day!

#12 BBV

Posted 24 January 2013 - 02:48 PM

Loz I ended u getting a script from my dr for Zantac, I would be in agony without it! Have been getting such bad heartburn especially when baby sits up high.

#13 butterflyme

Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:10 PM

I've found Tums work the best for me (but only from 2nd Tri onwards)

#14 ~Jot~

Posted 24 January 2013 - 06:29 PM

What, they refused to give you Zantac??? I've been taking it all along with the blessing of my OB. I tried everything else, nothing worked. I'm actually taking Zantac, Pariet and every now and then need to top up with Rennies LOL. The heartburn this time around has been horrendous.

Glad you're getting relief from the Mylanta though.

#15 ELH05

Posted 24 January 2013 - 11:16 PM

Zantac worked a treat for me for Baby #1 but this time it hasnt.  Told my ob this and he said Zantac is a preventative measure so in order for it to work effectively you need to take one every morning.  he also gave me a script for Pariet tablets again 1 a day and no heartburn.

#16 Kitty Fantastico

Posted 24 January 2013 - 11:49 PM

1 capful of apple cider vinegar in a large glass of water morning and night, and one in the arvo if need be. It really does work!

I threw up after mylanta and couldn't stomach the chalky taste. The cider vinegar was recommended by a physio at my antenatal classes and you can drink it everyday to ward off heartburn/reflux.

#17 Leafprincess

Posted 25 January 2013 - 12:56 AM

QUOTE (Kitty Fantastico @ 24/01/2013, 11:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
1 capful of apple cider vinegar in a large glass of water morning and night, and one in the arvo if need be. It really does work!


This, plus not eating before laying down.

Also spent a few nights sleeping propped up helped too.

Oh, and not drinking a huge glass d water after meals, instead sipping the water while you eat.

#18 LumpySpacePrincess

Posted 26 January 2013 - 11:43 AM

I recommend a prescription medication called losec. Its 100% safe in pregnancy and is even given to newborns for GERD. My LO had to use it, I've had to use it and so has my hubby. It works wonders. Its a one a day tablet that works by reducing the amount of stomach acid so there isnt enough to come back up the throat.

#19 lozoodle

Posted 28 January 2013 - 06:14 AM

QUOTE (~Jot~ @ 24/01/2013, 07:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What, they refused to give you Zantac??? I've been taking it all along with the blessing of my OB. I tried everything else, nothing worked. I'm actually taking Zantac, Pariet and every now and then need to top up with Rennies LOL. The heartburn this time around has been horrendous.

Glad you're getting relief from the Mylanta though.

I think they just refused as i hadnt spoken to a dr first. Its ok, the mylanta has done the trick original.gif




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Special offer: The Baby & Toddler Show 2014

At The Baby & Toddler Show, you?ll find everything you need to get ready for your new arrival and guide you through the early weeks and years of parenting.

The words I hated hearing as new mum

It was less than a week after my son was born that I first heard it - from my mother.

To the pharmacist who sold me baby formula

On the rare occasion I catch sight of you at school, or around town, I think back to our earliest exchange. I?m sure you have no recollection of it at all.

Babies may benefit from autism therapy

Children showing signs of autism don't usually receive early intervention until well into toddlerhood or later, but a new study suggests infants with symptoms of the developmental disorder might benefit from therapy from as early as six months.

Knatalye and Adeline born with an everlasting bond

Knatalye Hope and Adeline Faith are a lot like any other identical twin girls, but there is one dramatic difference: they're joined at the chest and shares several internal organs.

The question this dad wishes he'd asked his wife

I should have seen that my wife wasn't the same person I'd fallen in love with, but we were both too focused on simply trying to get by.

Why we should talk about the deaths of the Hunt children

The deaths are too horrible even to think about. Yet we owe it to the children - Fletcher, Mia and Phoebe Hunt - to think long and hard about it all.

Baby dies of meningococcal weeks after vaccine application denied

A six-month-old girl has died from meningococcal disease just weeks after an application for government funding of a vaccine for the most deadly strain of the virus was rejected.

Finding the right balance when playing with your kids

Being too involved in our children?s play and not allowing our kids enough free time for unstructured activities can mean our kids miss out on the value that play offers.

Creative DIY light shades

The Pop Light light shade comes in a flat pack already made - it's up to you to design it as you'd like.

The battle of iParenting versus imagination

Have we forgotten how to be imaginative, resourceful parents?

Why movement is so important for your baby's growth

Letting your child move as much as possible in the early years ? using all senses, engaging in the real world, preferably outside ? will help them grow up healthier, smarter, calmer and stronger.

Video: Toddler not keen on clean-shaven dad

This little girl thought she was taking part in a standard game of peek-a-boo, but her dad had a surprise for her.

When will I feel like myself again?

At some point I became 'me' again, but not the same me that I was ... and that?s not a bad thing.

Our Watch: ending the national emergency of domestic violence

An ambitious new national initiative aims to address the "national emergency" of domestic violence across Australia.

Decrease in stillbirths in late pregnancy and older mums

There has been a fall in the number of stillbirths among some groups of women despite the overall rate remaining stable, a new report reveals.

My baby was permanently injured during birth

My baby was a few months old when we first heard the term ?brachial plexus birth injury? and the heart wrenching news that he may never gain full function of his arm.

Being a yo-yo mama is the rhythm of motherhood

A flip-flop happy-sad can occur in the same minute, the same second. And it continues forever, throughout a yo-yo mama's tenure, beginning with pregnancy.

Is it okay to ask for money instead of gifts?

First it was weddings. Then it was engagement parties. Now it seems christenings are following the trend of asking guests for money in lieu of gifts.

Crash testing new parenthood

The new documentary series Crash Test Mummies & Daddies takes a fly-on-the-wall look at the first months of life with a newborn.

Itching for a solution to eczema

Around 30 per cent of children live with eczema every day. A dad shares his son's story and gets advice from an expert.

Video: The challenges and joys of making new mum friends

This hilarious video shows how making new mum friends can be awkward - but reassures that it is possible.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Special offer: The Baby & Toddler Show 2014

At The Baby & Toddler Show, you?ll find everything you need to get ready for your new arrival and guide you through the early weeks and years of parenting.

Win a House of Magic prize pack

To celebrate the release of the new movie House of Magic, we have 10 double passes and magic sets to give away just in time for these school holidays. Enter Now for a chance to win!

Losing yourself to motherhood

While watching your baby grow into a unique little person is exciting and wondrous, the intensity of meeting everyone else?s needs can ever so sneakily overtake your own needs for self-care.

Tearing during delivery: the facts

Almost all women will experience bruising, grazing or tearing after a vaginal birth. Depending on the degree of tearing, there are various treatments available.

6 tips for a day out with a baby and toddler

Outings can be lots of fun with the kids, but there are inevitable challenges. Here's some information about days out to help you be a little more prepared.

Why I invited a dozen people to watch my son's birth

I sent invitations on burgundy scrapbooking paper stamped with a field of poppies, and told each person why I wanted him or her there. I warned that there would be nudity.

Getting labour started: tips for a natural induction

When your baby?s due date comes and goes without so much as a pop - let alone a bang - it can be disheartening. Mums and a doula share their stories of natural inductions.

7 mistakes old hands make with new babies

As I sat across the table from my friend ? me, a seasoned mother of three; her, a brand new mum ? I thought of all the mistakes an old-hand parent can make when visiting a newborn baby.

That's my boy: a dad's diary of the first 4 months

Unbearable anxiety, unspeakable joy, constant exhaustion and bouts of frustration ... The many shocks of first-time fatherhood resound in a dad's diary of his son's early months.

One of the most important things a new mum can do

Finances may not be as cute as a newborn, but with many women?s working arrangements changing post-baby, monetary matters need attention too.

'I wanted a heart over the i'

After naming her other daughter Princess Tiaamii, glamour model Katie Price needed a special name for her new baby.

Personalised baby gifts

We've scoured the internet to find gorgeous personalised keepsakes and nursery decor to record baby name and dates. They make great gifts for christenings, name days and birthdays! (All prices in AU.)

 

Reader offer

2 FOR 1 TICKET OFFER

For Shopping, For Advice, For Baby & You. Enjoy a special day out with fabulous shopping from over 200 brands, leading parenting experts offering advice on a range of topics, and amazing children?s entertainment

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.