Monday, August 16, 2010

Heartburn is Straight from the Devil

I have had heartburn since the very beginning of my pregnancy. I usually happens everyday in the afternoon and then also at bedtime, but it always goes away with a couple of Tums.

I am here to tell you now that in the middle of the night last night {great timing I know} I experienced the most horribly painful almost to the point of tears heartburn/acid reflux ever...I am convinced that it was straight from the devil {not really, but you catch my drift.}

I literally felt like I wanted to cry! I tried my usual remedy...tons of water to extinguish the fire along with 2 my surprise and dread, this wasn't doing the trick! I was pretty much up from 1am to 4am this morning trying to put the fire out...let me tell you, it was exhausting! As I layed there I wondered what could be the cause of this beyond deadly heartburn!?!?? I had 3 hours of thinking time, so I thought about a lot ha!

I propped myself upright because that seemed to make it a little bit better and I thought about what I had eaten for dinner...a chicken strip, mashed potatoes, and a roll. That definitely couldn't be it...pretty blah if you ask me! I thought about the old wives tale, that heartburn is the sure ticket to a child with hair. Could this baby boy of mine come out with full blown 80's hair band rock star hair??...because I am pretty sure that is what it felt like last night, ha!

I was finally able to drift off to dreamland around 4am after the heartburn ran it's course, I was of course super thankful! Now that I have rambled on and on about my horrible heartburn...the bottom line ladies is that I need help! I need to know if any of you have any secret remedies for heartburn. I am telling you now that if I have the devil heartburn that I had last night again tonight I may need to call into work tomorrow, ha!

Happy Monday Ladies!


  1. I had it horribly with Finn. The only thing that helped was Tums and even then, it didn't always work. Luckily having him cured it. :-)

  2. YUCKY!! I am convinced it's from the devil as well. I hope it was your last experience with it. Maybe this means your little one has a full head of hair! :) Have you tried Zantac?

  3. It is awful! I had it with Camden and I would cry at night! I'm so sorry:(
    but I will tell you that he was born with TONS of hair. Looked like a monkey;)

  4. I'm so sorry! Yuck. I have no remedies or help to offer you at all on this one.. however, I think it would be hiLARious if he came out with some 80's hair!! Maybe with a perm and everything! ;)
    Hope you feel better soon!

  5. I too had horrible heartburn with GG. I talked to my doctor about it and she recommended something that I now can't remember (Pepcid?) but I never took it because I was overly cautious about taking anything...I just suffered through it but luckily it got better. I did however eat a lot of ice cream and popsicles! Sorry you're feeling crummy!

  6. Even though I've never had a baby I have terrible heartburn at times. I've taken almost everything possible for it (both over-the-counter and prescription) and what I've found to be the most helpful is laying on my left side. Someone once told me that when you do that you line up your esophagus just right so that the acid stays down. It's helped me.

    Anyway, hope you start feeling better soon!


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