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Hi,<br><br>
I'm 30 weeks now. Yesterday morning I woke up feeling nauseous with horrible heartburn that lasted all day. I felt so awful that I stopped eating after noon. When I got home at 5 PM I had to go to bed because I was feeling so horrible. Today I've only eaten tiny amounts of food (I was dry heaving first thing in the morning) and nothing seems to be digesting. Spent the day in bed. I know that heartburn is common but I'm not sure about the rest of it - maybe I am just low blood sugar due to not eating. I haven't had problems with heartburn before now, in this or the last PG...<br><br>
This PG just feels like it's dragging...
 

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Ug, I sympathize. I want to buy stock in "Tums".
 

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I can't eat past 3:00 - otherwise at 11:00 PM without fail i am up and in PAIN. FIRE in my esophogus. blech.<br><br>
Tums does work wonders!
 

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Aw hugs! I'm already on my second bottle of papaya plex and there's only something like two doses left... gotta make a hfs run! I wish I could get it in a coop like I do most everything else I buy. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Thankfully my heartburn comes and goes (partly related to baby's position methinks) but when it comes it is AWFUL!<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2">
 

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Ick. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/grossedout.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="gross"> I hope you're feeling better Ksenia. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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My heartburn is unbearable and constant! But....I have to tell you guys that I have the best remedy!! However, it may be hard to find...<br><br>
I think they are called "crack seed" and are a chinese snack that is also used as a remedy for morning sickness, nausea, heart burn and other stuff. They are basically really dried plums. They have a very sour, harsh taste, but you get used to it. If you like tamarindo or sour candies, you should be fine with them. I'm telling you, tums has NOTHING on these for me. You can find them in stores in chinatown, but I haven't had to shop for them because my supervisor buys them for me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> (lucky me!). I will ask her what the Chinese name is, maybe that will help. Good luck with the heartburn... almost over!!
 

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Turns out my sudden heartburn was due to a gastrointestinal flu that developed other lovely symptoms on Monday <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: . No wonder I was so tired, weak, and achy.<br><br>
Nydia, I wonder if those plums are the same as the Japanese umeboshi plums that are pickled in salt? - I have read that they are recommended for heartburn too.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Nydia, I wonder if those plums are the same as the Japanese umeboshi plums that are pickled in salt? - I have read that they are recommended for heartburn too.</div>
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Probably... My supervisor told me the name in Chinese and now I forgot it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> baby brain!! It was Li Ming.... something. Sigh... This probably isn't very helpful <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:
 

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Oh please please please try and remember - this is one morninng sickness remedy I haven't tried!<br><br>
Allie
 

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Li hing Mui! Very popular here in Hawaii.<br><br><a href="http://www.crackseedcenter.com/Category.aspx?categoryID=28" target="_blank">http://www.crackseedcenter.com/Categ...?categoryID=28</a>
 

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So, I thought I was pretty much going to die all week from this heartburn.<br><br>
But then my friend said ,"Slippery Elm". And my whole life has changed.<br><br>
I take two caplets every few hours, and I am a happy girl. I can't believe it. It works better than friggin' prescription meds.<br><br>
She's been telling me this for months, but I didn't believe her. Then it got so bad I wasn't sleeping.<br><br>
I'm telling you, slippery elm is it.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Li hing Mui! Very popular here in Hawaii.<br><br><a href="http://www.crackseedcenter.com/Category.aspx?categoryID=28" target="_blank">http://www.crackseedcenter.com/Categ...?categoryID=28</a></div>
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Yes! Thank you! Actually, my supervisor brings it to me (in California) from Hawaii. She has one store that she likes to get it from.<br><br>
"slippery Elm" sounds good interesting. I will remeber that for next time. Luckily, I think baby has turned and/or moved down because all of a sudden I have no heartburn <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> (I hope I haven't jinxed myself <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">)
 

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I've been told almonds work. Our Rabbi's wife ate them with her last couple pregnancies and said she had no heartburn problems. I seem to be heartburn-less when I eat them, but I'm not getting is consistently so it is hard to tell if it's the almonds. I also know that lying on my left gives me heartburn along with juice (even diluted!) after about 4:00.
 

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Another remedy my MW told me for heartburn is half a teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water. She said it's a great back up for when you get can't to a HFS for papaya enzymes.<br><br>
Good luck everyone with taming these fires!
 

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I've noticed less heartburn this week too- crazy! I should have run out of papaya two days ago but I didn't because I haven't needed them much. I do look like I'm carrying pretty low right now, maybe that's why. Either way, it's better than that burning ache spreading up my throat.
 

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Yes. Slippery elm can be bought in capsules (which can be swallowed, I take two every few hours at night, or they can be opened and made into tea), powder (make tea), or tea bags. Usually the caps are highest potency.<br><br>
I have tried almonds,sleeping upright, cider vinegar,prescription acid reducers, tums, papaya, and baking soda...none of it worked for me. The slippery elm has been like a miracle.<br><br><br>
(man, the slippery elm folks should pay me for advertising)<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 
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