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    Default I have Reflux - Help!!!

    Hi
    Just wondering if anyone else out there has suffered from reflux during pregnancy? I am 32 weeks and have just got the fabulous symptons of reflux. Iam finding it very difficult and uncomfortable during the night and even sometimes during the day. I really would prefer not to spend the next 7 or so weeks sitting upright.
    Any ideas on how to prevent it or what i can do to reduce the symptoms?
    Hope to hear from you
    Thanks


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    IOMG i had it terribly with my first preg - I found the only thing that helped me was skulling icy cold ice coffee milk! I dont drink just plain milk but i have had a few people tell me cold milk helped them.
    I also ate quickeze and when in bed iu put myself in a slightly upright posistion that seemed to help sometimes.
    If it is terribly bad there are things that your doctor can give you for it!

    Good luck

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    All the worked for me with DD1 was Mc Donalds choc shakes....even though ur not ment to have them..it saved me!!!!

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    Rennie was my BF while preggers. I too slept with loads of pillows. Sux hey?

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    Well so far, it sounds like the iced cold milky drinks are the go. I guess this kind of makes sense...Milk lines the tummy.

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    i drnk lots of choc milk and ate lots of Mylanta!
    I had it lots, pretty much every day.

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    Oh, you guys are the best.
    I am off to the shop to buy some iced cold milk and mylanta/rennie
    Thanks again
    Signing off...

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    I found Rennie tablets better than Mylanta. I hate the heartburn!

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    Milk with milo helped me as did mylanta, both liquid and tablets

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    Wow why didin't I think of Milk....think i'll try that next time around.

    I found TUMS to be fantastic & they are in all the supermarkets..they dont taste too bad either so was able to take as many as needed. I'm not good with the chalky tablets, YUK! I still use them now when needed.

    However mine got so bad that I couldn't eat or keep food down towards the end that the doc prescribed me something but it didn't really work.

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    I have terrible reflux still - FRUIT TINGLES are the best for it - that and 2L of milk a day lol

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    Fruit Tingles were my best friend when I was pregnant. I tried the Rennie, Mylanta and quikeze and they did nothing at all for me. I was buying friut tingles by bulk lol.

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    I've been going through about 2 L of milk a day, too. Glad its not just me...!

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    Girls I drank peppermint tea when I had reflux. It worked really well.

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    Yeah fruit tingles...funny that's what the TUMS taste like - now that makes sense. And I'm still wondering why I did not figure the milk thing out!!! silly, silly me.

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    Fruit Tingles.... yummo, looks like i will be down the shop to buy some of those today.
    I find the chalky antacids quite gross and hard to take, but i do find that they work quite quickly.
    Had a better night last night. Had a big glass of milk before i went to bed... slept ok apart from the waking up 6 times to pee.... oh well, i would rather be peeing all night than having reflux.

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    I've been living on TUMS for the last few weeks which have worked well.
    I have also found that you need to be careful with your posture. We went down to Esperance (heaven) and I spent the good part of an hour bent over holding the hands of an 18month old as we walked around in the shallows. I then had the worst heartburn and had to throw up in the sand dunes (I was most distressed that people wpould be thinking that I was just another Australia Day drunk). I also find that if I spend too long slouching on a comfy chair it's also worse.
    The midwife at my antenatal class suggested sitting on your knees and flapping your arms up and down by your sides (after a meal) to assist digestion. Personally I think she just likes to make us look silly lol.

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    I have put up with constant reflux and heartburn from around week 20 to now (week36), but have just been given a cure that is absolutely brilliant. Apple cider vinegar!

    Put around a dessert spoon in a glass and top with a splash of water then drink. I do this in the morning, then before and after my evening meal.

    It has been an enormous relief - I got to the point I had to sleep upright the reflux was so bad. Started the vinegar on Monday and have had a fantastic acid free week.

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