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#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?

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#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




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