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Jul 03, 2008
mainemom
Mom of 2 great boys. Payson is three and healthy. Willis is 1.5 and has possible silent reflux. We are still working with his GI to get a diagnosis. He is on Prevecid 15mg.
Could it be...
a milk allergy? Willis has been on the elimination diet for two weeks now. He was doing great and then yesterday I reintroduced a small amount of whole milk. He had more this morning as well. Yesterday and today he's been very glassy eyed and this morning he has a runny nose and he keeps sneezing. What do you think, allergy or just a coincidental cold? I may just go back to the basics for a few days and see if the symptoms stop. Thanks in advance for any advice!
Jul 03, 2008
maggiemom
Maggie is now 3 years old and reflux free (knock on wood). I still check in some to see how everybody is doing :) Hugs to all!
I guess that's the only way to know for sure. Just cut it out again and see. It'd be nice to have an answer, but I know that wouldn't be good news.
Jul 03, 2008
amber f
My doctor said if it is a true food allergy they almost always get diahrea. But I think intolerances may not. I hope this helps.
Jul 03, 2008
mdbarbagallo
Melissa - Mommy to Sebastian, born 9/28/07 @ 7 lbs 7 oz and 20.75 in. At docs at 12 months: 27 pounds and 32 in! Good grief! GERD - currently on Prevacid suspension (liquid equivalent of 45 mg a day). Allergic to dairy, soy, eggs, wheat, all treenuts, peanuts, fish, shellfish, peas, sesame, bananas, barley, coconut, dust, dust mite, dog, cat, latex. Seasonal allergies. Oral Allergy Syndrome (OAS). Neocate only - no solids - until further notice (drinks and loves water, too). Loves his doggie, our rescued Treeing Walker Coonhound, Louise, even though he is allergic to her. Louise will make your doctor a homemade pie if you would like her to. PHOTO: We couldn't do a cake on Sebastian's birthday, but that didn't stop him from tossing around the contents of a big bowl of popcorn! He now tries to eat it when we play with popcorn, so no more of that game.... :(
God, I hope not. It's awful! I do think, though, that when there is a true milk allergy, there is no question (at least not in our case or my niece's case). Sebastian has a milk allergy, and he would scream around the clock (not kidding - he NEVER slept, had a horrible full-body rash, had diarrhea (even on Alimentum and Nutramigen), and was coveredin eczema (in addition the weird rash). His was a pretty extreme case, I think. It doesn't hurt to try RAST testing...good luck! hope your little man feels better soon!
Jul 03, 2008
mom2halleyann
Donnessa, mom to Halley born 3/10/07
Reflux (mostly) resolved at 14 months
and Addison born 8/17/09. Currently exclusively bf and on 7.5mg Prevacid
Poor Willis! It may be worth pulling the milk again. However, that sounds like it may be environmental allergies (or a cold) to me, based on the reactions to milk others have described. Allergy testing may be a good idea.
Jul 03, 2008
eswrede
Mathias Johann - 12/14/05 - GERD, Hypotonia, Sensory Processing Disorder, Dyspraxia; Stopped silently aspirating at 20 months :)
First partial seizure on 7/2; First Endoscopy on 7/16; results: bile reflux gastritis.
New Meds: Zegerid & Carafate
Allergic to dairy
I am not allergic to dairy but when I drink milk or eat any dairy I get REALLY congested. Dairy can cause an increased production in mucus. Libby
Jul 03, 2008
mom2halleyann
Donnessa, mom to Halley born 3/10/07
Reflux (mostly) resolved at 14 months
and Addison born 8/17/09. Currently exclusively bf and on 7.5mg Prevacid
Libby, that's a good point - I get an icky cough after I drink milk...didn't think about that. I hope Willis' symptoms aren't related to the milk :-(
Jul 03, 2008
mollybeth
Cooper was born 12/19/07. Birth weight: 7lbs10oz. Weight as of 2/11: 8lbs9oz. 6/23: 14lbs12oz! Struggling again 12mo: 18lbs. Breast Fed exclusively, on strict elimination diet until Dec 08. MSPI as well as other food intolerances Diagnosed w/ GER at 5 days following barium swallow. Choking with apnea spells. Ftt. dx w/ Laryngomalacia following brochoscopy 1/29. Aspiration. apnea monitor until 5mo. pH probe 1/29 showed severe reflux. Sandifers Syndrome. lbrady and tackycardia. echo and EKG 2/18: Came back normal! Swallow study 2/29: some NG reflux. Unexplained seizure 4/1. Negative CF sweat test 4/4! EGD 11/19: reflux damage in esophagus. pH probe 11/19, reflux improved. Safe foods: pears, apples, peas, rice, small amounts of chicken, potatoes, and carrots.
Currently drinking Elecare vanilla 30cal/oz and breastmilk.
Meds: Nexium 10mg 2x daily. Carafate as needed, miralaxx as needed, probiotics daily
That is how my father reacts to dairy. I hope it's just a cold, though it will be good to know whatever you find out.
Check with your
doctor first!