1st Trimester

Heartburn

I am at 5 weeks into my pregnancy and have had terrible heartburn since the beginning. Has anyone else had this problem and if you have how did you cope with it?

Re: Heartburn

  • I don't know if its safe in the 1st tri, because my heartburn ramped up with DD in the 2nd tri but first I took Tums about every hour then moved up to Zantac... Zantac worked like a charm!
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  • Thanks for the input just trying to find away to get sleep at night thats when it usually starts in is bed time
  • Check with your doctor (do you have one yet?), but I was sent home with a list of "Pregnancy Safe" medications... and Tums is on the list. 
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    Check with your doctor (do you have one yet?), but I was sent home with a list of "Pregnancy Safe" medications... and Tums is on the list. 

    Yea, I'm not sure about other heart burn helps but Tums is clear during pregnancy.  

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    Check with your doctor (do you have one yet?), but I was sent home with a list of "Pregnancy Safe" medications... and Tums is on the list. 

    Yea, I'm not sure about other heart burn helps but Tums is clear during pregnancy.  

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  • Same issue here:(. Tums are safe, just don't take more than recommended on the bottle bc they can lead to kidney stones in excessive amounts.  Zantac worked better for me in my last pregnancy.
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  • I make a ramp out of pillows to sleep on at night, keeping my head and upper torso elevated-that helps.  Also, I'm trying to avoid my known triggers, but if I do happen to have something I know will cause me heartburn, I take a zantac at bedtime.

    During the day, I take tums and drink fizzy liquids (the fizz helps me burp which seems to give me temporary relief).

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  • Oh man, I feel for you. With my first pregnancy I had HORRIBLE heartburn. It started before I knew I was pregnant and continued through the end of the 1st trimester. I took a loooooot of tums. Other than that, I just tried to avoid foods that are fatty, fried, sugary or spicy in the evening. 
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  • Zantac is a life saver!! I'm only 4 wks!

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  • Yes, it has gottten better, but I had it BAD from weeks 4-5....I really just dealt with it...I didnt take anything.

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  • I started getting it really bad starting last week (8 weeks).  I've tried Tums, they kinda work, I find 7 up works the best for me (though I try to limit that to 1 or 2 a day because of sugar).
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  • Zantac was my saving grace with my first two. With this one, I didn't have any zantac on hand the other night so someone suggested tea with honey. Worked great! I feel for you. Heartburn is the worst symptom, imo.
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