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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Im 26 weeks pregnant and have a horrible pulsing in my stomach that starts when I lay down for bed and goes on until the morning. I know it's not hiccups or moevement. What can it be and should I be worried?

Doctor :   Hi THIS IS
Doctor :   let me read ur query
Doctor :   this issue is GERD , gastroesophegeal reflux disorder
User :   Is it safe?
Doctor :   this is due to relaxation fo the lower esophageal opening which is more common in pregnancy
Doctor :   its a harmless condition, but may cause slight dicomfort
User :   okay good to know because it has been happening for weeks!
Doctor :   to reduce the discomfort , u need to sleep with head end elevation with 2 pillows behind ur back
Doctor :   also , reduce eating to much spicy and fat rich diet
Doctor :   and try some antacids like pepcid, which will relieve the acidity
User :   thank you I will follow that because it's hard to sleep.
User :   Also, one more question? How long do you think it's okay to travel?
Doctor :   You can also take some acid reducers, like Nexium, with your doctors prescription , which will help u more
Doctor :   Is this your first pregnancy?
User :   Yes
Doctor :   in that case, u can travel as long as u can keep safe until 30 weeks
Doctor :   as such there are no contraindications to travelling even until the time of delivery
Doctor :   but for safety reasons and chances of injury, etc, it is adviced not to do so
Doctor :   have u understood my advice ?
User :   yes I have, thank you!
Doctor :   u r welcome

Doctor :   is there anything else i can help u with ?
User :   No not at the moment
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me here, please leave ur feedback as u log out
Doctor :   bye for now.
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