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Mine has been terrible this time around, pretty much from the onset of pregnancy. I actually recently got a prescription because Tums & Pepcid were doing nothing.
Mine is related to nothing (I get it when I eat spicy food, I get it when I don't, sigh) but some things that might trigger it are acidic foods, caffeine, spicy foods, etc. and like pp said lying down too soon after eating (also good just to elevate your upper body a bit when you go to sleep). I'd start with Tums and hopefully that will work.
serobertson03:hmm I'm having a boy.. and carrying him very high as well! I'm hoping it isnt going to get worse the last couple months. I'm almost 28 weeks.
It got worse for me. I started throwing up from the acid coming up. It's miserable. A good day is when I don't puke from it. I'm taking Zantac 150 twice a day and Tums in between, and trying to stay away from problem foods.
Tums are good, but go easy on them, esp. if you are anemic--the calcium blocks iron absorption. And if a regular dose once or twice a day isn't cutting it, talk to your doc about what else you might take that isn't requiring you to take quite so much of it. (Not all doctors recommend the same stuff).
Other good steps to take are drinking a small glass of milk before bed and avoiding laying completely flat/get your heart above your stomach.
I had it so bad that on occasion, I would throw up! The doctor recommended Zantac, but before I bought that, I read online that gum would help. Since you're chewing so much and not swallowing, it increases the amount of saliva you swallow and pushes down the acid where it belongs. Works like a charm. I chew a piece before bed and I feel great. If I wake up in the middle of the night, I chew another piece for about 20 minutes and I go back to sleep:)
Cheap and easy.