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Any tricks for heartburn besides Tums?

The texture of tums makes me want to barf, but I get terrible heartburn. Any other tricks or ideas?

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Asked by Anonymous at 1:14 PM on Apr. 15, 2009 in Pregnancy

Answers (7)
  • milk , peppermint, dry bread or toast.
    you can also ask your dr for something they can give you a pill to help with it , tums didnt work for me so that is what i had to do recently becuase it got way worse

    Answer by Mrs.Owen86 at 1:15 PM on Apr. 15, 2009

  • Ask your doctor for samples of heartburn meds. You can also try drinking milk or eating banana's. You can also try to break the tums up and then take them like a pill instead of chewing them. Your doctor can give you samples of the more expensive over the counter products you see at walmart. Zantac or whatever it is.

    Answer by brailynsmama08 at 1:16 PM on Apr. 15, 2009

  • Fennel seeds or ginger root. If one doesn't work, try the other. Eat a piece of bread.

    Answer by MizKizzy at 1:16 PM on Apr. 15, 2009

  • Baking soda and water. Put them together stir it up. And drink it ,,,quickly,,cause it does not taste good..But it works great..And it's cheap.

    Answer by louise2 at 1:17 PM on Apr. 15, 2009

  • Pepcid Complete did it for me, but the texture is similar.

    Answer by Jodie118 at 1:18 PM on Apr. 15, 2009

  • try graham crackers or saltines also some bread or toast or like peppermint gum

    Answer by Queen_B619 at 2:03 PM on Apr. 15, 2009

  • Best advice is to stay away from ANYTHING that gives you heartburn, it only gets worse as you get farther alone. And try Rolaids, they have soft chew ones that are like chewy starburst. Otherwise peppermint in general is supposed to help calm your stomach - that's why they give them out at restaurants. But just reclining a little will also help relieve some of the pressure to help your stomach digest faster and then get rid of the food causing the problem. Also, if it's a constant problem you should look into possibly getting Prilosec prescribed, but I'm not sure if it's safe during pregnancy.

    Answer by BeccaBoo518 at 1:37 AM on Apr. 16, 2009

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