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Aug 31, 2008
jedd'smommy
Jessica, Mommy to Jedd, severe reflux, severe food and oral aversions, Finally G tube free!!! VSD repair 4-24-07 (open heart surgery), hypospadias, repaired 3 times and Ear tubes Visit Jedd at his CB site: www.caringbridge.org/visit/jedd
Spin off of Med Thread ???
I am amazed at how many of you have had your kiddos on Periactin!!! It'snot a bad thing it's just that I ask at MANY feeding clinic visits and I have asked at many GI visits and I am always told NO!!!!!

Go figure....*scratches head*

Sep 01, 2008
elysabethsmom
Sharon, Mom to Elyse, 17 mos (15 mos adjusted-preemie). Zantac/Elecare. History of: Respiratory Distress Syndrome with ventilation/CPAP/cannula, tpn, n/g tube, PDA, jaundice, apnea, bradycardia/tachycardia, severe anemia, blood transfusion, reflux, Sandifer's Syndrome, intestinal malrotation, hemangiomas, MSPI, feeding issues. ICU inpatient 53 days! 2 surgeries, 2 UGIs, barium enema, pH probe, endoscopy. Developmentally on target now! PIC: Yobaby Beard
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I just did a teeny bit of research on it (I have never heard of it) and didn't see that it was indicated for reflux....maybe you couldn't get it bc it is used off-label? Or bc it is for age 2 and up (like almost all the reflux drugs, haha)...
Sep 01, 2008
stickybean
I am Jacky, mommy to Joslyn Olivia (April 2008) and Katelyn Isabel (November 2009).
Joslyn was dx'ed with Silent Reflux with breath apnea at 5 days old. VERY SCARY!
Katelyn is a spitter reflux baby. Started at 3 days old as well. (Both were/are breast fed.. symptoms came on when my milk came in).
Joslyn has been reflux free since she was 12 months (suffered poor weight gain for a few months) and Katelyn is now on Zantac... waiting to see if it works.
i have not researched that one yet... will do so today!
Sep 01, 2008
lauren'smom
Jennifer - 1st time mom. Lauren (6/1/07) diagnosed 9/07 with GER at 3 1/2 months. Prevacid 7.5 mg in the am. Currently drinking whole milk and eating great!!
No longer aspirating! Yippee!
Picture: Why would Lauren play with the hundreds of dollars worth of toys scattered in my living room?!?! When she could play in a box! Estimated move date: Oct. 3rd!
Funny you should mention this, I have a friend at work who's son had horrible GERD as a lo and is now in 2nd grade and she swears by Periactin. I had never heard of it and honestly thought it was probably taken off the market or something since no one EVER mentions it here!
Sep 01, 2008
jedd'smommy
Jessica, Mommy to Jedd, severe reflux, severe food and oral aversions, Finally G tube free!!! VSD repair 4-24-07 (open heart surgery), hypospadias, repaired 3 times and Ear tubes Visit Jedd at his CB site: www.caringbridge.org/visit/jedd
The thing is Periactin is technically NOT a reflux med at ALL....it is an apitite stimulant. And, it is very hard to cycle. I fthe chid lstays on it for too long it will become TOTALLY ineffective. Most kids cycle 3 weeks on it and at least 1 week off it.

The reason we would like to try it is too see if it would spur Jedd to eat more on his onw, you know like a normal child. Right now he eats on a schedule and that is it!!!!

I just thought it was interesting to see a few here that are on it.

Check with your
doctor first!