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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.

 
staciandababy

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.
    Ballad

    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.
    SWasson

    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).
    louise2

    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.
    NotPanicking

    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.
    staciandababy

    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
    figaro8895

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

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

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

  • what about apple cider vinegar?
    jeanclaudia

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

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

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

  • Pepcid is the only thing I have used
    booklover545

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