Acid reflux at night

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Registered: 06-14-2005
Acid reflux at night
Tue, 09-22-2009 - 7:53am

I'm only 19 weeks pg but already I'm having really horrible acid reflux at night. Anyone else? I don't know what to do other than sleep sitting up in the recliner which kills my back. Last night I woke up feeling like I was being strangled from the bile, it was really horrible. I couldn't breath for several seconds and was wheezing like crazy. I had this with my dd but not until like 8 months along.

Thanks for any and all suggestions on what to do!


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Registered: 07-17-2008
Tue, 09-22-2009 - 12:15pm
Tums does nothing huh? Ask your OB for a prescription med. That's the only way I survived with ODD.

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Registered: 06-14-2009
Tue, 09-22-2009 - 2:16pm

Yep, I have that, only from time to time. But when it happens, it's unbearable. I try to ignore it, b.c I just want to stay in my bed, but it gets to the point where I can't sleep.

Sitting partially upright helps a little, but when it's bad, I take Tums. And it does help. But I don't get it every night, so mine may not be as bad as yours.

I know it's better not to eat right before bed, but I'm so hungry sometimes, I can't just not eat before bed. It's either feel hunger pains and weak, or get heartburn. Neither is a fun choice!

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Tue, 09-22-2009 - 5:01pm

*HUGS* perfectly normal! Pillows are great, the last baby I started sleeping on the COUCH, not the recliner after noticing hubby does so after he goes out with the guys! HERE we have NO meds except Liquid Mylanta, nasty! DID have something for my 2nd pregnancy & they WERE a godsend. (common a PIZZA party for a baby shower, whose sick joke WAS this!)(p.s. was a surprise, which it was supposed to be) I loved taking the leftovers when I was sick to turn my supply up, don't remember the name, they also prescribe it to babies for reflux too!

Turns out I probably have a ULCER which makes Heartburn WORSE during pregnancy! Took a case of pneumonia to figure that out! (was also bleeding in parts unknown, so if you have ANYTHING weird or just plain nasty, DON'T be shy about asking)

I also AVOIDED water like the plague, true 10 lb babies aren't twins but they DO take up TONS of space! I DRANK heavier things when possible. Weird oj does NOT contribute to my heartburn? Nor does coffee with milk (Not advisable while pregnant) Water = torture?

when awake or awakened

bread or similar soggy-able type thing

CHEWING gum (saliva neutralizes acid) LOVE orbit's longlife!


smaller but more frequent meals (I know, but someone's making me say it ok)

the prescription if you can get it!

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Tue, 09-22-2009 - 11:20pm
Don't torture yourself anymore and get a script.
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Registered: 03-17-2009
Thu, 09-24-2009 - 12:57pm

I feel so bad for you because I know how awful it is.

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