I'm dying here ladies.....24 weeks pregnant and the acid reflux is SOOO bad-any suggestions?
yup, I take Zantac, twice a day actually. I have acute asthma and the acid reflux makes it worse. So Zantac it is. I didn't realize even how much i was suffering until I wasn't anymore. I highly suggest it.
You can take tums, but I understand that the calcium just causes your stomach to overcompensate and make more acid, so not really helpful in the long run
Another concern with Tums is they can calcify the placenta. I'm not sure exactly what that means, honestly, but I know I asked if DS's placenta was calcified because I had horrid acid reflux and took Tums so much (I asked for a better solution but no one offered Zantac! Frustrating.) and they said that it was. He was fine, but I'll definitely use Zantac next time.
I'm just curious, any of you that have used Zantac, how you had your baby yet? Tums is OUT for sure. I had reflux with my 2nd and 3rd (this is my 4th) I just suffered with the 2nd it wasn't too bad-but was seriously bad with my 3rd and took TONS of tums.....anyways she was my only child that had HORRID allergies. One of the first questions my ped allergist asked was if I used tums when I was pregnant......seems even though I was told they were fine to take there's new research that is showing that moms that takes tums are much more likely to have children with allergies- of course if I knew I wouldn't have taken them so I'm wondering if Zantac has of those same concerns. Btw, I have been trying the apple cider and its been helping thank god!