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What's your anti-acid?

PostPosted: Feb 07, 2013 8:00 pm
by LadyBug1
I don't think the zantac is cutting it anymore. The heartburn is about the same, but now it's coupled with terrible indigestion that gives me a terrible taste in my mouth and makes not vomiting much harder. I'm terrified of vomiting because I'm pretty sure it will start a cycle that will require an IV to stop. I'm going to talk to my doctor about switching next week, any ideas, or what has worked for you?

Re: What's your anti-acid?

PostPosted: Feb 08, 2013 12:11 pm
by Cin
I used losec (prilosec) after the zantac crapped out.

Re: What's your anti-acid?

PostPosted: Feb 15, 2013 10:10 am
by rachelandtyke
When the pepcid stopped working, I switched to prilosec. It has been so much better! Last pg I was on protonix, but the Rx for it would have been much more than the OTC prilosec this time.

Re: What's your anti-acid?

PostPosted: Feb 16, 2013 7:18 pm
by joy_g
i've used prevacid, the regular and OTD. when that no longer cuts it, i get 40/mg Nexium. plus occasional tums as i can stomach them.

sometimes a sublingual B6 helps with the taste in my mouth. not always, but hey...we're not that demanding!

Re: What's your anti-acid?

PostPosted: Feb 16, 2013 11:02 pm
by LadyBug1
The doctor didn't think anything would help the bad taste more or less than the zantac, and since I already have a ton of it, I'm just going to stick with it. She said not to worry about the tums as long as I stay within the daily limit on the bottle. My iron levels are just fine and that's the big concern since the calcium blocks iron absorption.

Re: What's your anti-acid?

PostPosted: Feb 17, 2013 8:22 pm
by joy_g
your Dr is probably right about the antiacid not helping with the taste. i think the taste is just a HG thing. it comes and goes, but it seems like all of us have it to some extent at some point. ah the joys of pregnancy...

Re: What's your anti-acid?

PostPosted: Feb 24, 2013 12:31 pm
by MichellevsHG
I tried Pepcid first, but it did nothing so then I took Zantac 150mg/3x a day. I was never able to get rid of the metallic taste in my mouth though. So your Dr is probably right about the taste. The Zantac helped the reflux a little. If you can try Nexium or Protonix, it might work better. I've used Prilosec, 20mg/2x a day (post HG), and compared to Nexium, was pretty close in relief.