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Have you ever used baking soda in water for heartburn? adult content

I just did... helped a little but I can still feel the burn. Just lower now.

But I have extreme pregnancy related heartburn. I wake up at night choking on it... kind of spooky.


Asked by staciandababy at 11:17 PM on Nov. 18, 2012 in Health

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  • Yes, it works like a charm. Use slightly warm water for the best effect, and don't do it all the time because the sodium could raise your blood pressure eventually. But it works when nothing else will.

    Answer by Ballad at 11:29 PM on Nov. 18, 2012

  • Staciandbaby, you should call your OB about taking something like Pepcid, Zantac, or Prilosec ASAP. You've talked about the heartburn before and there's an awful lot of sodium in baking soda. If it's constant, reducing your stomach acid may help a lot.

    Answer by SWasson at 7:42 AM on Nov. 19, 2012

  • You might need to sleep slightly elevated(upper body). Tell after you give birth.
    It works for me(bakingsoda and water).

    Answer by louise2 at 7:04 AM on Nov. 19, 2012

  • I will in a pinch but it's so hard to get through it. It's my last resort if we're out of milk and any form of antacid.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 11:28 PM on Nov. 18, 2012

  • Thank you for mentioning sodium content. Milk gives me heartburn and tums just sucked lately.

    Comment by staciandababy (original poster) at 11:30 PM on Nov. 18, 2012

  • I ate alot of fennel seeds when I was pregnant. that works well for some

    Answer by figaro8895 at 11:34 PM on Nov. 18, 2012

  • Yuck, no. I have used over the counter stuff.

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 11:50 PM on Nov. 18, 2012

  • what about apple cider vinegar?

    Answer by jeanclaudia at 12:12 AM on Nov. 19, 2012

  • I wasn't sure if I could stomach vinegar.

    Comment by staciandababy (original poster) at 12:32 AM on Nov. 19, 2012

  • Pepcid is the only thing I have used

    Answer by booklover545 at 9:40 AM on Nov. 19, 2012