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Sep 28, 2008
helen lai
Mom to Matthew, 01/16/08, GERD baby, has been on Zantac since 2 mos. Aidan, his twin brother, no GERD. Max-ed out on Zantac at 1ml-3 times/day, and switched to Prevacid 15mg split tab 08/20/08. Switched again to 20mg Prilosec 09/18/08 due to Prevacid's restlessness/headache side effects. Reflux was out of control again and had to switch to 10mg Nexium 02/11/09. Good result so far.
Question for Alessandra - Slimfast13
Can I ask you a quick question? In which form that you give 50mg Magnesium to your daughter? I'm interested to know because my son has a bad case of constipation. The nurse told me to give him 1 tsp of Milk of Magnesia on a daily basis. I tried and he could poop well but he seemed to be dehydrated and so irritated that he couldn't sleep till 11pm. I gave him about 1/4 of a 5mg tsp the next day and he did better with it. I'm interested to find out a way to give him appropriate amount of Magnesium to help him to go regularly. Does it help your daughter and is there any side effect for daily use? Thanks a lot.
Sep 29, 2008
slimfast13
This is our dd, Alessandra. Dx with GER 10/07. Ran the gamut with meds and now done with them (crossed fingers). Using magnesium, probiotics and prebiotic supplements. With the exception of teething and general sassy attitude, all is well now. They really CAN grow out of it!
We're doing a liquid form of magnesium chloride 50 mg/day in one of her bottles. The only side effect I can see so far is that she's much happier ;-) Allie's ped recommended it, since most people on a PPI do not absorb Mg effectively, and it helps regulate the nervous system.

We get ours from a pharmacy called Medicap (they are a national chain I believe), and the brand is nature's creations (I think) Meghann (Allie's mom)

Sep 29, 2008
helen lai
Mom to Matthew, 01/16/08, GERD baby, has been on Zantac since 2 mos. Aidan, his twin brother, no GERD. Max-ed out on Zantac at 1ml-3 times/day, and switched to Prevacid 15mg split tab 08/20/08. Switched again to 20mg Prilosec 09/18/08 due to Prevacid's restlessness/headache side effects. Reflux was out of control again and had to switch to 10mg Nexium 02/11/09. Good result so far.
Thanks so much, Meghann.
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