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acid reflux?!

Postby sherry fisher » Thu Dec 04, 2003 01:23 pm

by sherry fisher (384 Posts), Thu Dec 04, 2003 01:23 pm

Need advice here from someone who has had acid reflux during pregnancy. Is this normal? I have had terrible 'heart burn' like sypmtoms, but I will actually have the 'acid' come up into my mouth?!?! YUCK! This has been going on for the last couple nights. Mostly when I lay down at night. I have found that Tums will help before hand...even if I dont have heart burn at the time. I experienced heart burn with all of the kids...but not to this extent!

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Re : acid reflux?!

Postby tribud » Thu Dec 04, 2003 04:34 pm

by tribud (18 Posts), Thu Dec 04, 2003 04:34 pm

I have had terrible Acid Reflux the last few days also! I have been eating tums like crazy! Doc says they are fine and they give me extra calcium! My mother has always said that if you have heartburn your baby will have hair! My first had so much that I could put a bow in it and my second was born at 36 weeks, so she didn't have much, but she did have hair! I didn't have heartburn all that bad with the 2nd one though! This one I am having like you, acid in my mouth and I hate it. Good Luck!

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Re : acid reflux?!

Postby julie f » Thu Dec 04, 2003 05:32 pm

by julie f (7993 Posts), Thu Dec 04, 2003 05:32 pm

Sherry & Trisch,

I'm sorry, that does not sound fun [xx(]. My doctor told me she thought that Mylanta works a little better than Tums. No personal experience with it but, just thought I'd share.



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Re : acid reflux?!

Postby kim » Thu Dec 04, 2003 05:44 pm

by kim (555 Posts), Thu Dec 04, 2003 05:44 pm

I was on 150 mg Zantac my entire pg for reflux. UGH the memories...
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Re : acid reflux?!

Postby sherry fisher » Thu Dec 04, 2003 06:55 pm

by sherry fisher (384 Posts), Thu Dec 04, 2003 06:55 pm

Well, I called the OB and she said to try Pepsid and if that dont work, call her and she will call in a script. Oh yes, and cut out the eating before bedtime...What am I ever going to do about that?!?! LOL

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Re : acid reflux?!

Postby sweetiesuzy » Fri Dec 05, 2003 06:13 am

by sweetiesuzy (2404 Posts), Fri Dec 05, 2003 06:13 am

Sherry,
I had it so bad with my last pregnancy I would be crying. I felt like I was having a heart attack at times. It is the WORST! I took mylanta and that kind of worked. It seems like you are doing the right thing - calling the doc and staying on top of it. I hope you get some relief. I experienced it even post partum - but I hope you don't.

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Re : acid reflux?!

Postby newmommymar04 » Fri Dec 05, 2003 07:05 am

by newmommymar04 (33 Posts), Fri Dec 05, 2003 07:05 am

Sherry--

I have GERD ( Gastro Esophigal Reflux Disorder ) or irrosion of the esophogus due to acid reflux.

Anyways.... IT has gotten HORRIBLE!! since I have been pregnant. I was taking AciPhex every day pre pregnancy and have had to continue to take it daily with this pregnancy. I have been told my my doctors that it will not harm the baby one bit so I feel okay taking it.

You may want to let your doctor know of this Reflux. The only reason I say this is because if you let reflux go without treatment it errodes away at the lining of your esophogus and your esophogus to protect itself starts to narrow and close off.
If you let it go too long you may be on meds the rest of your life like me and have to have surgery to re open your esophogus like I had to have.

AciPhex
Prevacid
and
Nexium
all work very well. I would say that AxiPhex would be the safest because that is all I have seen pregnant women perscribed but I am no doctor.

Tums does not help me and when you have such bad recurring reflux like you are experiencing tums wont do the trick but for about 15 minutes or so.
If you ever get an ithcy feeling in your scalp or back of the neck during your reflux that is a sign that the refulx is very bad and should be curbed with meds.


I hope this helps you,

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