I need comments please. I have suffered from Gerd probably 5 years now but it has gotten so much worse the past year. I have to take TUMS everynight so I can sleep or else wake up with the freight train coming up. Two doctors have told me they are completely safe but I wonder because I have to take them daily. Is that good for my stomach. I have tried Zantac twice daily and it did not help. I still had to do the Tums. The Zantac also made my stomach feel weird. I never sleep through the night and it seems everything I eat makes me sick to my stomach. I am just scared to take all these drugs. Have any of you taken Tums for years? Supposedly they have calcium and can be used as a supplement. My gyno told me to take them for calcium. I just wish I would have a good day and that I could sleep flat for once. I lost about 30 lbs and am not overweight now but that didn't help.