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Couple things to try...try not drinking during your meal. That may help some of it. Smaller meals more often may help too. And try eating earlier in the evening. Otherwise doc told me I can take 75 mg of zantac. It's been my life saver.
I've had acid reflux since i was 16. I'm 21 now and 37 weeks with my first and it's only gotten worse. It causes me to burp up food and bile. And sometimes it feels like the acid is literally burning through the inside of my throat. the Tums extra/maximum strength have been my life saver. i easy one before i eat a meal and after if necessary. I'll chew one up and wash it down with water. Don't ever take one with soda. It'll just fizz up and most likely come back up and out. I hope this helps
laying on your left side should help to keep the flap closed that goes to your stomach from your esophagus. So your best bet is laying on that side. I have to lay on that side for the first hour or so, and then I can start rolling over. What the strangest thing for me has been if I have dessert, I've been wanting rootbeer floats. And if I have one of those about 2-3 hours before dinner, it helps minimize the acid reflux. Still burp a bit, but it's not the acidic burning a hole through your gut type. I think it's a fluke. I've noticed most acidic drinks and juices I do have to stay away from even during the day unless I want bad heartburn.
I used to have it really bad especially if I ate 1-2 hours before bedtime (I get really hungry) but ever since I started snacking instead of eating 3 meals a day its gotten better. Hasn't completely gone away... I still get it when I lay on my left side every night. It makes me dry heave really bad but nothing seems to work!
Im 33 weeks pregnant now ans have had acid reflux for the past 8 years. I was popping tums left and right until my doctor told me it was too much calcium for the baby taking too many tums. She gave me a perscription for an antacid and i can take up to 2 per day although Ive noticed I only need one. I think it was something Rite aid makes. But ask your doctor if there ia something other than tums.
Milk or also yogurt can help. I have been having this a bit too, which for me seems to be a burning in my throat. It's no fun, but it hasn't been constant, and doesnt seem to connect to any one thing I eat or don't eat. I don't drink sugary drinks, and rarely drink juice. My favorite drink lately has been Spicy V8, and that doesn't seem to affect it one way or the other either, so who knows. Good luck!
Gaviscon dual action, avoiding cakes / pastry / crisps / fatty foods and fizzy drinks have all made it bearable. Had is from nearly 30 weeks and at 40 weeks I still have it but no way near as much. Most days are manageable without the gaviscon now but some days I need the gaviscon or I'd be sick. Hope yours eases x
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