so far this, i have heartburn andplenty of it. on a bad day i have to take Tums 3x a day tops and that is a rare occasion. So i've been sick since friday, the congestion is easing up finally, but now i have a scratchy throat and a small cough, nothing major and i am in serious need of sleep! so last night we went to bed early hoping to catch up on some ZZZ's. i was up at 9:30, 10:30, 11:30, 12:30 1:30 and 2:30 to tinkle and with SEVERE heartburn! every stinking hour! i dont think i ate anything that would cause it but who knows. so needless to say, i am even more sleep deprived than i was. and now im at work, and i just took more Tums. i just read the bottle and your not supposed to take more than 10 in a 24 hours time span! i think its time to get a prescription from the doctor, i just hope she will call it in for me as i wont see her until next wednesday
anyone have any ideas that will help. i always heard that apple cider vinegar is good for this, but i just bring myself to try it, but then im getting desperate.
My midwife said you can take as many tums as you need since it is just calcium. She said if the tums don't work, try Zantac. I take it at night before bed and it helps me sleep, otherwise I burn like a witch!
Our mw said yesterday to drink milk and tums. She said tums is fine because it's just calcium and we need that anyway. Also, smaller meals more often and take your time eating. I hope it eases up for you soon.
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Before the hospital I took a Zantac every morning to prevent heartburn because I would have it severe like you described every day. Water has been my craving this pregnancy but it killed on the heartburn end. Now that I am in the hospital they give my a shot of Mylanta (quick relief) and it works like a charm!
Bummer. I have really bad reflux and heartburn but I'm on medication so it hasn't been that bad this pg.
There are a lot of OTC medications that might help you if your doctor gives you the ok.
Other than that, these are things that they say help with frequent hb and/or reflux
-don't eat anything close to bedtime
-avoid caffeine, spicy foods, and anything acidic (like tomatoes and citrus fruits)
-sleep slightly propped up if you can
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