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I've been doing the soft chew Rolaids as needed, and as needed is becoming after everything I eat. At night I take a pepcid, the kind that's supposed to be 1 a day. Then the first time I wake (about 2 hours later) if I need to I take a few of the papaya enzymes to get through the night. And I'm starting to take more of those too and every night. I don't like taking the 1 a day kind of things because then what do I do when I need more later? I tried Tums and they didn't really help me all that much. What should I try next?
 

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Tums don't do a lot for me either.<br><br>
I have had the best luck preventatively with eating fresh papaya in the morning. I also eat fresh apple (including the core, not sure if this matters) chopped up in a blender at night, which has been really good at stopping the post-dinner burn.<br><br>
If it's still burning at night (rarely is, mainly if we're out of apples), then I go to sleep on my right side instead of my left. Also, I try not to drink too much water at once or with food, as that seems to make it worse.<br><br>
When I get heartburn midday, I eat a spoonful of ice cream if possible.<br><br>
Hope this helps.
 

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I have a piece of cheese (something mild, chedder, american, etc) I am finding it works better than ANYTHING else. The act of eating it cools and soothes my throat, the calcium in it buffers the acid, and the fat 'floats" on top of all the stomach juices and keeps them down.<br>
Pectin (like Certo gell) will also form a barrier.
 

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Now those are 2 nice remedies I haven't heard of, thanks! I will look into doing those!
 

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Frostys. (Yes, from Wendy's.)<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">
 

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DDC crashing as a fellow heartburn sufferer. Mine has no rhyme or reason, I don't even know if not eating would help. I've eaten red sauce some days and gotten horrific heartburn after, only to eat it another day and get no heartburn at all. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"><br><br>
Anyway, I also take a Pepcid, though in the morning. What I find helps GREAT for in between... liquid <b>Mylanta</b>. My doc okayed it, but you may want to get your own personal "okay". I have a generic version (TopCare) and while it isn't too tasty, the combination of meds in it (aluminum hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide and simethicone) really cuts the BURN before bed (and after meals if needed).<br><br>
I could eat Tums like candy... they help for about a minute.<br><br>
Funny that some of you think dairy helps - I've stopped eating yogurt for the time being, since I thought it made it WAY WORSE!
 

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I don't know if this would work for you, but it really seems to help me. I squeeze a hefty does of fresh lime juice into my water (usually sparkling) and sip throughout the day. It sounds counterintuitive, since lime is acidic, but for me it works better than Tums or anything else.<br><br>
A friend of mine recently told me that she added lime juice to Ginger Ale for heartburn, so maybe it's not just me . . .
 

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I drink heartburn tea and that helps a lot.<br><br>
I think having the baby is the ultimate remedy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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My tried and true trick until, oh, a month ago, was to dissolve a teaspoon of baking SODA in a glass of water and sip on that throughout the day (and night) as necessary.
 

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Eliminate caffeine and carbonation from your diet. They both alter the acid content of your stomach and can result in heartburn. Also, eating small meals seems to help.
 

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I've tried everything and anything .. the only thing that is working now is a careful diet and prescription Zantac (has a different name).<br><br>
Papaya enzymes worked for a while, as did milk, cheese, ice cream, and tums.<br><br>
good luck!
 

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I just asked my midwife about this, and she suggested swigging liquid calcium/magnesium as needed. It worked like a charm.
 

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Oh yes and don't try the not eating thing...now that I am farther along and baby is still happily heads up I don't get hunger pains any more...I go straight from being fine to having horrid heartburn. I know I need to eat as soon as I feel it kicking in and sure enough it fixes the problem! LOVELY!
 

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i'm a big fan of nutrasec...i literally was JUST on amazon buying another bottle! my DH loves it too. hope it helps you! it is also great for morning sickness.<br><br><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FNatures-Plus-Nutrasec-Chewable-Tabs%2Fdp%2FB0014JNLRK%2Fref%3Dsr_1_1%3Fie%3DUTF8%26s%3Dhpc%26qid%3D1274310355%26sr%3D8-1" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/Natures-Plus-N...4310355&sr=8-1</a>
 

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slippery elm lozenges. usually used for coughs, but are great for HB. they coat and soothe. and since you suck instead of chew, they provide relief for quite a while. the only place I have found them is at the natural food market. Vitamin shop might have them, too.<br>
small, frequent meals. apples with the peel work great because they have a lot of pectin, and also help aid digestion. calcium supplements sometimes help.<br>
I hope you find something that works!
 

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Prevacid on an empty stomach in the morning, Gaviscon after every meal/snack. It's the only thing that works for me. I've tried everything else (except papaya, because I'm at a high risk of ptl, and this kid has enough to deal with, without being premature, too!) and for a while, just pepcid (or zantac, I forget) was working, but then it stopped. There's a lot I can't take, like Tums, because I have an intolerance to corn. In fact, of all the flavors and strengths of gaviscon, only one doesn't have corn, and that's the one I take!
 

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Pickle juice.. sounds like it wouldn't work and I didn't believe it either, until I tried it. For when it gets so bad I want to cry.. I use Mallox/Imodium AD and pickle juice lol
 

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Mine is so random I haven't found a true remedy. I tried the papaya enzyme but that didn't really help but am on the look out for a grocery store that sells the actual fruit; I've heard that works better. Tums also helps and not lying down LOL which is pretty hard at night when it's the worst. A friends recommended mineral water but I haven't had a chance to try that yet.
 
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