August 30, 2011 at 8:33 pm #12771Brenda2011Member
Hi there, I was wondering does anyone have any cures for heartburn,i have taken gaviscon but it doesnt work for me,is there anything else you can take or do while pregnant to ease it?.i have had it everyday this week & its quite an uncomfortable sensation.hopefully one of you will have a great tip.thanksAugust 30, 2011 at 9:06 pm #115968MauraMember
I find raw celery excellent. Also apples. Works for me but im not pregnant.August 30, 2011 at 9:17 pm #115971kjmamMember
rennie was good for meAugust 30, 2011 at 10:38 pm #115976Taylor5Member
I found Rennie and milk also a high pillow helped at night time. i did have to look at my diet on ds1 (only had hb 1 day on ds2) as i was dying with it, if i bent down it was much worse and i could feel my throat burning….. it wasnt nice at all, i had to cut OJ, oranges and a cucumbers out of my diet, that helped…August 31, 2011 at 7:30 am #115977
Calc flour tissue salts helped me, I don’t like rennie or gaviscon so went down the homeopathic route. you can pick them up in health stores, only cost about 3-4 euro and lastages
you poor thing, its such a pain to have it. They say its the sign of a baby with lots of hair and when I look at my daughers full head of hair now I realise why I had so much heartburn myself!! 😆 😆 😆August 31, 2011 at 11:01 am #115984Taylor5Member
Sabbi i had heartburn on ds1 and he was born bald… not a bit on ds2 and he had a head of black hair!!August 31, 2011 at 11:43 am #115994
its one of those mad old wives tales I guess.
I am sitting here eating a cheese & relish sandwich and enjoying the fact its not giving me heartburn!!
Sorry Brenda – thats not very helpful for you! Ah sure, before you know it, your babs will be here and the heartburn and middle of the night pees will be a thing of the past!! 😉August 31, 2011 at 3:27 pm #116005happymumblemumParticipant
I suffer badly from heart burn and used to drink bottles of gavisconby the neck on dd she had loads of hair .. Get heart burn all the time .. Wierd dh has never ever had it and doesn’t know what it feels like !August 31, 2011 at 6:25 pm #116013Razzle DazzleMember
I used to suffer from heartburn when pregnant as well and used Gaviscon but the GP did say to me that it was okay to use Zantac too. You would really need to double check this with your own GP as you may have to wait until your a certain number of weeks along for this. HTHSeptember 2, 2011 at 12:34 pm #116046BerryMember
Tissue salts can work very well for heartburn – Calc Phos or Nat Phos are the two that I would recommend trying (Sabbi are you sure it was calc Fluor?) – available from the health food shop. Also red apples help some people – they contain a higher amount of pectin – which is known to ease heartburn.September 2, 2011 at 12:51 pm #116048
I’ll trust your judgement on that one Bernie, may well have been calc phos. I am out of them now, so no way to check.
Brenda – they worked well for me, worth a go and cheap too!September 2, 2011 at 6:43 pm #116060Brenda2011Member
Hi ladies,thanks for all your suggestions.I asked pharmacist about Zantac,he said although it is an over the counter medicine because I am pregnant he wouldnt sell it to me without a prescription.am going to my doctor for 28 week check up next week so ill get prescription then.
when i asked him about the homeopathic remedies that were mentioned he said "sure they are just placebos they wouldnt work" i thought that was pretty closed minded of him but i suppose health shops are his direct competition!.September 5, 2011 at 8:31 am #116094BerryMember
Many chemists stock New Era tissue salts and homeopathic remedies.
A tub of Calc phos and nat phos costs about €4.50 each or New Era Tissue salts Combination E contains both calc phos and nat phos – with cost again about €4.50.
The tissue salts have no side effects and are completely safe to use in pregnancy.
I’ll be at the Mumstown coffee morning tomorrow tues in Drogheda if you are around and would like more information.September 5, 2011 at 10:28 am #116098rossylisaMember
I used Zantac the gaviscon didnt work for me
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