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Mar 13, 2006
beth anderson
PAGER Director and original GERD Nerd
Mother of Chris (1988) and Katie (1990)
Author of The Reflux Book
Member of PAGER since 1992
Donor since 1992
test older kids topic - is this working right?
We are trying to figure out why the Older Kids Forum is empty
Mar 16, 2006
lynn
yep
I can read your post. I am curious though...what age range does older kids constitute? My son, who has reflux, is 18 months old...not exactly an infant, but not an older kid either. Maybe others aren't sure too??
Mar 19, 2006
melpie
Mother of Tiernan-6yrs. old with GERD has had it since a couple of weeks old.
Is 6yr. old and "older kid"?
My son is 6 yrs. old and has had reflux since he was a couple of weeks old. He is just now getting to a specialist and getting tests done. We kept being told that he would outgrow it and didn't even start getting medication for it until he was 4 yrs. old. His teeth came in and started rotting almost immediately even though we brushed and flossed. He has had to undergo dental surgery and some of his teeth has to be taken out. He has been on two different medicines and neither would last all day long even though they were 1 a day medications. He is now on Prevacid 30mg and it doesn't last all day either. He just had a barium x-ray series yesterday and is scheduled for an upper endoscopy in a couple of weeks. Hopefully, we can start figuring out what he needs to improve his symptoms.
Mar 21, 2006
lynn
Tiernan's mom, I hope that specialist is able to help you better! Best of luck! You should definitely mention to his doc that the medication isn't lasting all day. I believe that Prevacid can be taken twice a day, if once a day isn't working for you. Definitely something you may want to discuss with his doctor.
Jul 25, 2006
mommyesqny
Perhaps "older" needs definition
Hi - First time for me on the boards here. I too am puzzled that there is little in the "older" kids forum. My daughter is 9 years old. Perhaps the title needs more definition, for example "Children 5 and older" or "school age kids." I have found lots of stuff on the net about babies and toddlers with GERD; far less regarding older kids.
Sep 23, 2006
specialneedsfamily
8 yr old with severe reflux
Hi, we are new here. But we had a very difficult time getting signed up. The link wouldn't work on the browsers. After several tries on our second email we entered it finally worked. Our first one never did work. We have a 8 yr old with recently diagnosised reflux. So far she has been on Previcid two times a day which hasn't helped. They have changed her to Zantac. However, she was sick again this morning. Has anyone here had allergies checked. We just discovered that she has allergies to eggs. We have also gone of milk on a trial basis. She also has Autism, Tourette's Syndrome, and OCD traits. She gets nausea about every morning. One morning she woke up crying saying she felt sick. She also has said her chest hurts and occasionaly has vomitting. We have gone of juices, chocolate, tomatoe based products. What about other foods? and Fruits in general? Thanks DJ
Jun 07, 2007
kody
BONNIE J.
RIGHT PLACE??
IM JUST WONDERING WHAT MEDS AT WHAT AGE ANY OF YOU HAVE USED THAT REALLY WORKED AND HELPED YOUR CHILD WITH AS LITTLE AS POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS? KODY IS 6 AND EVERY MORNING HE WAKWES UP HE SAYS HIS TUMMY HURTS. I TRIED GIVING THE PREVACID AT NIGHT BUT I COULDNT TELL ANT DIFFERECE. WE DID HAVE HIM PROP UP AT NIGHT WITH 2 PILLOWS.IM WONDERING IF THE REGLAN IS GOING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE OR IF I NEED TO GET THE DR. TO UP IT TO 2 TIMES A DAY.??ANY SUGGESTIONS
Oct 10, 2007
wheezey2
my 7 year old with severe symptoms
My 7 year old was diagnosed at 4 months old. Finally, a pulmonologist treated her with Zantac and Reglan because she was constantly vomiting and was a wheezey baby. We d/c'd the meds at 1 year old and she did ok. Then this summer she caught a bad cold (they think Whooping Cough) which aggrevated her reflux and she spent weeks coughing (especially at night) and vomiting. We started her on Prevacid 30mg once a day and she improved but a visit with an ENT confirmed reflux and a scope showed severe inflammation to her upper esophagus/vocal cords. Six weeks later she had some improvement but the scope showed inflammation. He suggests a GI doctor if in another 6 weeks she still has inflammation. Her symptoms are worse when she exercises and at night. She vomits on the soccer field. I feel terrible for her but I don't know what else to do. I also had her allergy tested. She is not allergic to anything! Her lungs are clear. She is constantly coughing, gags and has a lot of nasal congestion. Help!! Is anyone experiencing this?
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