Heartburn Tips for Long Lasting Relief

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Pepcid. Though I was compensated for my post, all opinions as usual, are my own.

When I was younger I scoffed my family and friends who complained about heartburn. They were constantly looking for relief, as most nights it would keep them from sleeping well. I never realized their pain until after my first pregnancy. Heartburn ragged through my entire pregnancy – and each one after. After that I couldn’t eat some of my favorite foods without paying for it later that night. The suffering seemed to never stop, and I needed relief. So I started to do my research and found some great information about  heartburn relief.


What exactly IS heartburn?

Heartburn happens when acid escapes from your stomach into your esophagus. Your lower esophageal sphincter is supposed to prevent that, but  sometimes it relaxes or doesn’t close properly which causes the acid to escape. Unlike the stomach, the esophagus isn’t meant to house acid, so that’s why you feel the  burn!

Who gets heartburn?

Almost everyone has occasional heartburn (as I learned!) 2.5 million adults experience heartburn daily. What triggers heartburn varies from person to person, but some of the common culprits include:
Stress, alcohol, smoking, diet, being overweight, and caffeine.

Why do some foods hurt?

Food is the most common heartburn trigger. Your stomach may react to some foods by increasing acid production, slowing down digestion, or inhibiting the esophageal sphincter’s ability to prevent stomach contents from leaking back into the esophagus.  Tomatoes, fatty foods, and coffee are amount the usual suspects.


Best Tip for Heartburn Relief

  • Take antacids such as , Pepcid Complete, antacids are always my go to. I keep them in my medicine cabinet, and I even carry them in my purse (Hello Mexican restaurant after church!) PEPCID® COMPLETE® is an antacid and acid reducer. It starts to work in seconds, and last all day.

What I love about Pepcid Complete, besides that it’s so fast – and long lasting – is that it actually taste good. Most antacids are chalky, leave a horrible after taste, and actually makes you wonder which is worse..the taste, or the heartburn. I love the berry flavor, and it’s more like a soft piece of candy then an an antacid. The first time I tried it I took it right after a spicy meatball sandwich – it started working right away, and I had relief the entire night. The next time I tried it was after a nice ‘hot and spicy burrito’ at my favorite Mexican restaurant. Again – relief immediately, and long lasting relief. I’ve recommended Pepcid Complete to a few family and friends, and they are impressed as well. I definitely recommend you try it for long lasting heartburn relief!



For more information on PEPCID® COMPLETE® and the PEPCID® Tastemakers Series, visit the PEPCID® Facebook page


I have received information, product, and materials from McNeil Consumer Pharmaceuticals Co., the makers of PEPCID®. The opinions stated are my own. This is a sponsored post for Mom It Forward.

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40 Responses to Heartburn Tips for Long Lasting Relief

  1. Liz Mays says:

    It’s really an uncomfortable feeling, isn’t it? Thanks for all the helpful tips on minimizing it!

  2. I didn’t start getting heart burn until about a year ago. I attributed it to old age LOL.

  3. You know I carry some of these in my purse at all times? Best thing ever!

  4. Jaime says:

    Oh my gosh. I never truly experienced heartburn until I was pregnant. I’ve had it a few times since then and Pepcid definitely helps.

  5. I never had heartburn until I got pregnant.
    Oh my. How awful and over “normal” stuff that I’d eaten for years with no trouble.

    And I hate the chalky taste of some medicines, so I’d be willing to try Pepcid for relief.

    I also love the other tips you gave. I have to use apple cider vinegar for my gallbladder attacks so I already have it on hand.

  6. Jessica says:

    Heartburn is THE worst of the worst. I had horrible heartburn during my pregnancy and give years later it hasn’t left me. My stomach is so very sensitive to just about anything and everything. Pepcid is a lifesaver.

  7. Laura says:

    I only get heartburn when pregnant and even then it never was very bad. My father on the other hand gets it something awful. I will share this with him.

  8. Lori says:

    It can be such a bothersome thing to deal with. I will keep these tips in mind.

  9. Heart burn is no joke. They are the worst. I remember having them constantly when I was pregnant. ughhhh. Bad

  10. I tried a home remedy for heartburn once–it made me vomit. Since then I stick with treatments like Pepcid. I can’t count on it to work and not have unintended side effects!

  11. This reminds me that I have to replace the almost empty bottle in the medicine cabinet! We don’t use them a ton but I like to have them there for those moments when you really need one.

  12. Heartburn really stinks, it’s so uncomfortable! I never heard that about the vegetables before.

  13. Kiwi says:

    I like that slogan “Tame the Flame”. I like your tips I am a holistic girl myself so the vinegar tips was interesting along with the juicing vegetable tips!

  14. Kay Adeola says:

    I have not had heartburn for a while now thank goodness.Thanks for these tips.

  15. i hadn’t EVER experienced heartburn until i was pregnant. EVER. not even close. i literally thought i was dying the first time ( i might have a tendency to overreact) and went into a panic!

  16. Bekki says:

    Oh I have fought the heartburn nightmare for years!! I try not to eat very late at night or OH Boy will I regret it!!

  17. Rosey says:

    Hubby needs to hear about this now. I’ll tell him when he gets home golfing, he gets heartburn something fierce!

  18. Trisha says:

    Heartburn is the worst! I’m glad who ever figured out how to relieve the symptoms did so because so many people suffer from it!

  19. I have found sometimes a glass of milk can help as well. And if you don’t want to sleep upright, you can sleep on your left side and that can decrease your heart burn.

  20. Shell says:

    I never used to get heartburn but now I do. I’ll have to try some of these tips!

  21. Debbie Denny says:

    It is a horrible thing having your food repay you. Many nights up over that.

  22. Angela says:

    I have had the most uncomfortable heartburn these last few weeks. Thanks for all of these helpful tips. I’ll be trying some of these for sure.

  23. Staying upright and avoiding heartburn triggers are huge. When all else fails, Pepcid works wonders.

  24. This is very helpful! I have never heard of the glass of water tip. I’ll have to try that one.

  25. These are great tips for heartburn. My husband suffers so I will pass this on!

  26. Amanda says:

    Pepcid really works wonders! I’ve been using it for a while and never leave the house without it!

  27. Tess says:

    I could use some right now lol. It does work well.

  28. I get heartburn all the time. If I am out of Pepcid, one of my tricks is a small vanilla milkshake. For whatever reason it really helps.

  29. Luckily I don’t experience heartburn! Knock on wood. Thanks for these tips!

  30. I’ve had to result to a few of the things on that list. Vinegar works wonders. And I’ve also had to drink a glass of water with some baking soda in it. Pepcid has helped me at times too.

  31. This year I turned 30- and the heartburn set in! I pop antacids more than I care to admit. I have not yet tried Pepsid.

  32. I’ve been getting some real bad heartburn since I’ve gone on this diet. I might have to invest in something like a Pepcid.

  33. Christie says:

    My heartburn was bad with pregnancy! Thanks for these tips! I’ll keep Pepcid in mind 🙂

  34. alittlemoore says:

    Heartburn has been an issue with my last 2 pregnancies! While the first time it was unbearable enough to need a prescription. The next time I exclusively used Pepcid AC with great results! It is still my go to if heart burn arises again!

  35. It’s horrible, right? The first time I ever got it, I thought I was dying. Haven’t tried Pepcid- I just try to stay away from things that I know will cause it, but if it ever gets to that point, I’ll know what to buy!

  36. My husband calls these trucker candy as most of the guys eat them while driving. Glad to know they are longer lasting!

  37. Christina S says:

    I wasn’t a heartburn person until I was pregnant with my first. I had no idea what that feeling even was, but I didn’t like it!

  38. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you for these heartburn relief tips. Next time I feel heartburn, I’m going to drink a tablespoon of vinegar. It may sound weird to me but I’m down to try it if it will help! And, I’ll make sure to have Pepcid Complete antacids on hand as well just in case.

  39. Janet W. says:

    These are great tips for relief. Pepcid Complete really works for me when I need it.

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