My Dr. was so not helpful while on Friday, he told me to take Xantac. I bought the generic at Target. When I take it it only works if I take it before I eat. But it also makes me have a metal taste in my mouth. I think it might make me tired too, is that possible?
Anyway, is there anything else I am doing wrong? Eating or not eating? It is so bad in the evening....but 3 pm it starts flaring up and it gets progressively worse until bed when I am dying!!!!
HELP! I am going to lose it!
I take 2 tums and 150mg of zantac everyday about 3pm. It completely stops the heartburn before it starts, otherwise its agony.
I'm not sure about the metal taste of fatigue. I am insatiably thirsty at night, not sure if its related or not. I don't think any side effect could be as bad as the pain of heartburn! I don't know what is do without my 3pm drug cocktail lol
Baby #3 due July 6 2013
I take Xantac every day, but I take the little blue ones that smell like mints (not sure which one you're taking) and it does wonders for me. I take one every day and it keeps the HB away 100%.
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Not sure about what to take- but the heartburn has also flared up again for me. Starts about 6ish and its usually gone when I wake up in the morning. I have been drinking more milk and when I wake up in the middle of the night I end up drinking a glass of milk.
I have to take a lot of Zantac to get relief, and I have to be preventative with it. 75 mg every 12 hours wasn't enough. I take 150mg at 11pm, and then 75mg at 11am the next morning. It keeps it away. I found Zantac not all that helpful if I already have bad heartburn. An hour after the pill it would still be there, but tums/milk/ice cream would knock it out and then I'd be okay for another 12 hours. I haven't had the metallic taste or tiredness from it though!
I hope you find relief. Heartburn is seriously killer,mthe worst thing I've had to deal with in pregnancy so far
I'm on Prilosec every morning. It has eliminate my heartburn 100%. However, you may need to talk to your doc before taking it. I have heartburn so severe during pregnancy that it scarred my vocal cords when I was pregnant with DS, so they had to put me on the tough stuff.
Zantac did not work for me either.
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I was prescribed Prevacid SoluTabs for my heartburn during my 1st pregnancy. They dissolve on your tongue and taste kind of like strawberry. You have to take them before you start eating for the day (I sure did regret forgetting lol). They worked 100% for me. I had bad acid reflux and couldn't lay down or sleep etc. The SoluTabs were like MAGIC lol.