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I am 29 weeks and having horrible heartburn

I have no tums, pepto, nothing for this. Any suggestions?

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Asked by treynlisa at 12:06 AM on Aug. 22, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • Water helped me. I tried milk and it seemed to make it worse.

    Answer by LovingSAHMommy at 12:07 AM on Aug. 22, 2010

  • I was going to say milk it helps some. Bread, crackers sometimes help.

    Answer by Melbornj at 12:09 AM on Aug. 22, 2010

  • I am 28 weeks and it can be unbearable. I would say avoid eating or drinking anything with acid.

    Try drinking Milk and Water.

    Good Luck Mama.

    I got the generic Zantac which is what my Dr. told me to get and it really helps.

    Answer by hsmominky at 12:32 AM on Aug. 22, 2010

  • I always ate ice cream and drank lots of water!!!

    Answer by anfisasmommy at 12:34 AM on Aug. 22, 2010

  • water, and try to get some sleep.. that's all that ever worked for me.. any other heartburn things always made me sicker.. well still do..

    dont feel bad Im going through that tonight too.

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 1:04 AM on Aug. 22, 2010

  • Do you have any Papaya? Fresh papaya helps a bit but if you can find Papaya capsules they work quite well for HB

    Answer by liss05 at 2:26 AM on Aug. 22, 2010

  • payapa enzyme tablets. be sure to get one without pineapple

    Answer by rkoloms at 9:35 AM on Aug. 22, 2010

  • The only thing that worked for me was Prilosec. I suffered thru 3.5 pregnancies (started around 6mo wth my 4th) and it was a godsend! Milk made it worse, and I couldnt eat anything without getting it bad!

    Answer by KaRaBaSsEtT at 1:47 PM on Aug. 22, 2010

  • Milk is commonly recommended, but I find that if you have a lot of excess acid, the milk is just curdled by the acid and in turn makes you nauseous in addition to the heartburn. Personally, I have heartburn so bad that often even JUST drinking water gives me heartburn.  Without an antacid or other medication, I can only suggest things to help prevent it. Don't eat citrus, or drink citrus juices, no tomatoes, no sauce, no caffeine, no chocolate are a few off the top of my head. Remain upright for at least 30 min after eating.


    Answer by Krysta622 at 2:20 PM on Aug. 22, 2010

  • ive had heartburn the whooooole time. my dr told me to take mylanta

    Answer by chriskris at 10:57 PM on Aug. 22, 2010

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