Mothering Forum banner

1 - 13 of 13 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
12,040 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
For the past week or so I've been getting pretty bad heartburn every night. Tonight it is REALLY bad. I don't like to take anything for it because I like to avoid all meds. Tonight I took a tums, but I can't keep taking them because I get kidney stones so I like to avoid extra calcium.<br><br>
Does anyone have any suggestions for dealing with heartburn? It BURNS!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
396 Posts
Right there with you. Had it terribly with my daughter and now it is back. I lived on Tums last time but they really did very little. I remember stumbling on a thread in the I'm Pregnant forum when I first got pregnant this time about heartburn that had some ideas and I told myself to remember to go find it when the heartburn started. I'll go have a look now and see if I can find it...<br><br>
Okay so here is what I found...<br><br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=603508&highlight=papaya" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...ghlight=papaya</a><br><br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=542258&highlight=papaya" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...ghlight=papaya</a><br><br>
Interested to find out more about the papaya enzymes. Anyone have experience? And I'm going to try to add more almonds into my snacking. We'll see.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
597 Posts
dont lay down for AT LEAST an hour after eating.... and lay off the delicious things... like tomatoe sauce and chocolate.... I know these things are true but I'm drinking some chocolate milk right now and heading to bed with my heartburn in tow!!!!!!!!!!!<br><br>
Milk does seem to help settle my heartburn a bit I've noticed.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
184 Posts
heartburn is the WORST. it can be so painful it is shocking. i have ended up curled into a ball crying because of it.<br><br>
i got sick of taking tums or rolaids or pepto bismal - they don't do too much to help especially after a while.. BUT i did start trying papaya enzymes and they help to some extent - though i have been told they too lose their efficacy if you take them too often. definitely worth trying though. also dried papaya is good and easier to take (not that the enzyme tablets are hard, just not as tasty as dried papaya).<br><br>
the other thing that i have heard is good though i haven't had the nerve (or been in enough pain) to try it is sauerkraut juice. sounds terrible, but is supposed to be really excellent in aiding digestion.<br><br>
i often find that the worst pain tends to stem from gas - and if you can cut down on gassy foods that might help. but maybe that is just me..
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,373 Posts
I've had two brushes with heartburn this time, both caused by spicy/tomato sauce foods. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
Last pg, I remember getting it every night in bed toward the end. Even drinking WATER before bed, which I do habitually (I take my folic acid tablet as I get into bed and keep a bottle of water on my nightstand), gave it to me. Luckily, Tums seemed to help me, but I hated going to bed with that stuff all over my teeth. Brushing my teeth triggered new heartburn, of course!<br><br>
Grr!<br><br>
--willo
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
963 Posts
My heartburn is caused by refined bread and bread-like foods. Pasta, cookies, etc. I could eat a whole pot of spaghetti sauce and not have any problems, but add the noodles and oh boy... Pizza is my worst enemy, but I'm alright with that because it doesn't sound good anyway.<br><br>
I can't take tums--makes me throw up--and papaya enzymes don't work on this for me. My solution has been to drink small (like 3oz) glasses of milk throughout the day. If the heartburn is really bad I take a few spoonfulls of ice cream. Nothing else seems to work for me.<br><br>
I Hope someone has a suggestion that works for you!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,348 Posts
yikes! I remember having heartburn with DD...but nothing yet!<br><br>
I dont' have any suggestions...sorry<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,895 Posts
the heartburn started for me as soon as the morning sickness ended! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> i get it depending on whatever position the baby is in (i think -- i don't notice any correlation to what i've eaten). mine doesn't matter if i lay down or not either. acid just rises on up my esophagus.<br><br>
last pg i took tums. this time i went and bought the payaya enzyme tablets. those also have calcium carbonate so they probably wouldn't be a solution for you. they're chalky and minty. they seem to help although they don't totally eliminate it.<br><br>
i remember last time thinking i would have heartburn the rest of my life and i thought it was miraculous that i didn't have a single speck of burning sensation after i gave birth. can't wait for that again <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> i've got a long 3 1/2 months ahead of me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
245 Posts
I have excrutiating heartburn daily now, and it was the same with my last pg too. I don't ever get it when not pg. With my last pg, I tried the almonds, papaya, and all the food/water tricks you've ever heard, and nothing helped. I was still vomitting acid into my mouth by day's end. Tums kinda helped, but only for a very brief time and I hated taking more than 4 a day. So now I'm trying something different...<br><br>
Pepcid Complete. I HATE taking meds, but I seriously can't handle this heartburn. I've checked on all the active ingredients in Pepcid Complete and the most "dangerous" one is in the same drug category with Tylenol (so not bad at all). Plus, you only take 1/day AT MOST. It does have calcium, but if you only take 1/day, maybe that would work? Anyway, just wanted to offer my current solution. I take 1 Pepcid Complete every couple of days and that seems to do the trick. I don't even need it every day. It includes an acid reducer that is longer-lasting, and I think that helps me over the next day or two.<br><br>
Hope that helps!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
673 Posts
I'm getting the hearburn as well. It started up pretty much after my morning sickness went away, around 18 weeks. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: It is not too severe but I get it usually a couple times a day randomly, usually between meals. The papaya enzymes work really well for me, and I usually just chew up like 4 tablets and that will get me through the heartburn. Someone posted they are minty, and I have to disagree. Mine taste like ymmy fruity candy. Good luck!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
726 Posts
Ughh. Heartburn. I've had it off an on for a while.<br><br>
I've been having some luck with the papaya enzymes too. Mine are very fruity and seem to work well.<br><br>
This seems really strange to me, but my heartburn seems to be somewhat related to the weather. I usually only get heartburn when it is really cold here (think single digits or below 0). I had excruciating heartburn last night when I took DH to class (it was about 5 degrees out) and I had not eaten in over five hours. I finally got it to go away before I had to go back to pick him up and got it again when I went outside (it was then about 2 degrees). I had it again this morning before I ate breakfast and the temperature was 3 below. Does this make any sense? Why would I only get heartburn when it's really cold?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,541 Posts
It seems to be a daily thing, somewhere around my 4:00 drive home it hits, and lasts until I've eaten dinner. Doesn't seem too connected to what I eat, maybe just to being in the car. Tums are my friend, never leave home without them.
 
1 - 13 of 13 Posts
Top