Friday, September 12, 2008

Heartburn hell...

35 weeks today, 35 days to go, and last night was the worst night's sleep I've had in the past 35 weeks - well, it's a bit generous actually saying there was any sleep to be had at all, because there was just pained dozing...

Indigestion and heartburn were the culprits. Any time I tensed a muscle in my body, my stomach would try to expell the non-digested contents. I would end up with a mouthful of reflux which slowly but surely burned the top of my oesophogus...

I spent a lot of time sitting up with belly hanging (contrary to midwife's advice, but I had to relieve the upward pressure on my stomach), breathing through muscles contractions that led to aforementioned indigestion and reflux. If there had only been voluntarily muscle movement I might have been ok, but of course there were the usual regular braxton hicks contractions as well.

Spent some time playing Poppit on Pogo...

Dave is desperate to get me some sort of reflux remedy, none of the chemist type stuff is any good because it all makes me want to vomit. Chewing gum gets rid of the heartburn, but doesn't help the indigestion because I somehow end up full of air. I guess the cure will be birthing this baby. Right now, I'd be happy for that to happen sooner rather than later - like by the end of September - I guess I can live in hope...

6 comments:

Stitch Sista said...

I mentioned it on AB, but have you tried Zantac. It was a miracle cure for me. Take a tablet, heartburn goes away...magic. And I certainly know what chronic heartburn is like as I've had it with all three pregnancies. This is the only thing that gave real relief.

Kebeni said...

I had it shocking with both mine and found that fruit tingles helped a small amount

Spiralmumma said...

Oh god..I feel for you. I take it regular antacids like Rennie don't work :( Rennie was a miracle worker for me lol

Nic said...

Oh you poor thing ! Fruit tingles ! I tried that too, was good for me. What about milk ? assume youve tried that.

Leah said...

No more naughty foods, even when you are feeling good!! Watch out for those sneaky culprits like oilier breads, etc ... I am finding Rennies both before and after I eat to be working atm, the gaviscon is doing SFA atm.

Amanda O. said...

Sympathies Sif, constantly feeling ick is the absolute pits and just wears on you. I hope Dave is able to get something that works for you without making you queasy. I'd be going buggy without gaviscon... halfway there with it helping. ;-)

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