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Aug 05, 2008
Sebi is 23 months, diagnosed with GERD at about 3 months after months of misdiagnosis. Allergies = milk, maybe soy.
Med free since mid-July.
Tubes inserted in ears Dec 17, 2007. Left one has fallen out. Endoscopy done Feb. 21, no tissue abnormalities.
update on Sebi
Hi all!

We've been AWOL for a long time, with my apologies. If I thought I was busy before . . . . I have been coming back once in a while to check on how you all are doing, although I haven't had the opportunity to post. I feel a bit out of the loop from not being on regularly.

I need to pick your brains though so I hope you will indulge. On July 10th, we went back to the ped's because ds was back to crying out in his sleep, not eating and comfort drinking. We'd had to hide his meds in his food for sometime because he refused to take them. She'd talked at the last visit about switching him from Losec to Prevacid but had wanted to talk to the GI first. She hadn't yet called, and I decided it was time to follow-up. So on July 10th, she did switch him to the Fast-Tab Prevacid, which were a no-go. It didn't matter how I tried to give them to him, he would just gag and spit it out. We were advised not to give him another tab in case some had gotten into his system so we left it. This went on for almost a week, and there was no worsening of symptoms so dh and I decided to take him off the meds altogether to see what happened.

Since then, I have seen some increase in refluxing, and a lot of hiccoping, but his sleep patterns are no worse really. (He still wakes at night and can't go back to sleep but I think it is mostly due to his fear of the dark and the nightlight still isn't enough.) I really am not sure whether he is in pain or not. What bugs me is that for the last 3 days, he is congested. Granted, dh and I didn't feel 100% last week, but it wasn't really a head cold.

So my question is for all of you who've had experience with both Losec and Prevacid, how quickly should the lingering effects of the meds have worn off? Should we have seen something more obvious before now if the reflux really were bad enough to continue medicating? I don't trust my instincts and I really don't want to go back to the ped. (After the last two visits, even my dh wants a different doctor, even if only a GP.) What do you all think?
Aug 05, 2008
amber f
I don't have any experience with the Losec. sorry I just wanted to say it is good to see you on here! I've been wondering about you and your cutie putie Sebi! I bet he is getting so big. One thing I have heard is that it takes a couple of weeks for the meds to be totally out of their system but it has been almost a month so I think by now it should be out. When I tried weaning we noticed on the 10th day that he was having wet burps and had acid breath but he was still sleeping good. He also was very whiney, clinging, and crabby so he went back on his full dose. After 5 days I was celebrating that it was going good. But I guess it can be stored in the liver. HTH! It was good to hear from you. Take Care! Amber F
Aug 05, 2008
Aurora born March 17, 2007
3 years, 8 months old
Weighs 25.8 lbs
8 lbs 11 oz at birth.
Recovered Chronic Projectile Vomiter
Prevacid Free since September 08
Egg allergy diagnosed Jan 26/09
Has a Pectus Excavatum
Has an Epipen
Hey Dee!! This is a toughie! We cut Rory cold turkey from prevacid last year, and noticed an IMMEDIATE increase in her appetite (like within 2 days) but she didn't exhibit any signs of pain for 3 months. She was always a refluxer, on and off meds, so we saw no difference there, but after 3 months off prevacid, she literally screamed all night long. I'm not saying it took 3 months for the prevacid to leave her system, but rather it took that long for the acid to finally cause her enough pain to actually exhibit pain. She has a high pain tolerance. It's tough to decide because he's a toddler (Rory now too) and they tend to be inconsistent anyway. If you were to ask him if his throat hurt, would he be able to answer you accurately? It could be, too, that if he's getting a cold, the post-nasal drip could be causing the hiccups. The only advice I can give you is to use your gut. Gotta run....Mike's home...ttyl
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