Long run help: (these may also help with the nausea)
Keep a food log, and see what foods aggravate your heartburn, so you can reduce or eliminate those foods from your diet.
Eat small, frequent meals, so your stomach isn't overly full at one time, pushing stomach acid up through the pyloric sphincter and into your esophagus.
Keep yourself upright (sitting or standing) for at least 20 minutes after you've finished eating, to allow your food to settle. This will help gravity work with you.
If you use something to neutralize stomach acid (including Tums, baking soda, etc), you are welcoming all kinds of other health issues. Your stomach has a pH of 2 for a reason, and when you mess with that, bacteria can get through, and you can get other gastric issues.
at 1:30 PM on Dec. 10, 2010