At my last OB appointment I mentioned that I have been having terrible heartburn and tums basically suck shit. So he told me to take Maalox and feel free to just chug it when needed because its safe. So, I've been chugging Maalox as needed (probably 2-3 times a day, about 2 tbsps each time). For the past few weeks I've been having diarrhea EVERY single day. Not like explosive liquid crampy diarrhea but every poo I take is wet. I know this is so gross and I apologize for tmi! This is bothersome in itself but now my butt is also so irritated that it is itchy and burning and I hate wiping because it hurts! I was getting concerned about what the hell this diarrhea is from, and then it hit me. I got the diarrhea right when I started taking Maalox! Soooo.... I consulted Dr. Google and he confirmed that diarrhea is very common with Maalox (and all other oral liquid antacids). In an effort to find an alternative, I asked a pharmasist today and he basically told me I was out of luck. He said I had to choose the lesser of two evils. Heartburn or Diarrhea? Which would you choose? This sucks!!! I'm going to for sure ask my OB at my appt in a week and hopefully he'll have more options for me! For now, I think I'm going to try to avoid the Maalox as much as possible. I am sick of being held hostage by my bowels! I even had a huge embarrasing moment last week(beware of even more TMI!) I was hit by a bout of uncontrollable diarrhea while on a hike with hubby...It was either in my pants (picture Charlotte in SATC movie) or drop it in the woods while him and Cosmo stood on the look out for passer-bys! Had to wipe with my undies and leave them in the woods...It doesn't get worse than this! So, wish me luck with my heartburn tonight. Any natural suggestions from anyone?
23 week update tomorrow!