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What can i do for this heartburn?

It feels like someone is clenching my heart and lungs in their hand, and antacids like tums, maalox, pepcid and mylanta don't work.

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Asked by Miles2190 at 7:37 PM on Oct. 1, 2008 in Pregnancy

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  • try ice cold water the coldes tyou can handle it thats what i do ..

    Answer by iloveyall2008 at 7:38 PM on Oct. 1, 2008

  • TUMS.TUMS. TUMS. Holds it off for hours.

    Answer by Zarviemom19 at 7:45 PM on Oct. 1, 2008

  • I dont know, tums alwasy does the trick for me. Good luck and I hope you find something that works.

    Answer by vickwu at 8:08 PM on Oct. 1, 2008

  • if you're prego- good luck nothing worked on mine, i had to sleep sitting up sometimes

    Answer by mommymeg03 at 8:19 PM on Oct. 1, 2008

  • I was taking Nexium for my heartburn before I got pregnant, but can't take it now... Milk has helped mine, because Tums did NOTHING. I thought my chest was literally on FIRE!!! Cold milk has been the only thing that helps me. I have also noticed that I get it less if I drink milk with dinner - or any time I eat. I would also suggest not laying down after eating and to chew lots of gum... Good luck. I feel your pain.

    Answer by mrspio82 at 8:49 PM on Oct. 1, 2008

  • mention it to your dr because i had the same problem bad and she perscribed me some medication sorry i dont remember the name that was safe to take for it. but if i forgot to take it one day i would feel it! the day i had my son it went away....and be ready your baby is going to have a ton of hair!

    Answer by qsmommy88 at 10:01 PM on Oct. 1, 2008

  • try eating cold papayas. Sit strait up after meals for at least 30 minutes and drink ice water.


    Answer by sammorr at 11:02 PM on Oct. 1, 2008

  • Zantac 150 or start prilosec OTC
    It'll take a few days of taking it regularly to work effectively.

    Answer by legalmom343 at 12:23 AM on Oct. 2, 2008

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