I get the severe heartburn - feel it higher esophagus area. I've tried my DH's Prilosec and it doesn't always help. I've also tried the Tums Sugar-Free version and it helps a little, but not as much as I was hoping it would.
What I found works best for me............... I drink a RTD chocolate for breakfast and so I drink half of it, then take the tablet and drink the other half. Taking the tablet before or after the choc drink, I will sometimes still get the heartburn.
It's frustrating! Jen