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Oct 06, 2008
molson1525
Mary & Nicholas 7-17-03 (non-refluxer)allergies, asthma on Singulair and Flovent & Aidan 1-28-07(my refluxer)Nissen Fundoplication on June 20, 2008, FTT, MSPI, DGE, ear tubes, allergies and severe GERD now currently taking just Prevacid and drinking Elecare Vanilla 1+.
Don't know what to do
I don't know what to do with Aidan. We cut out his nightime dose of Prevacid because we were supposed to attempt another wean before we see the GI again at the end of the month since he had a Nissen. And it has been wonderful without the night time dose he sleeps all night when he had been waking multiple times a night and he is eating like a champ pretty much everything I put in front of him. The problem is he is really hoarse now at times and sounds kind of raspy all day. He has had the hiccups a few times but I don't see any other obvious signs of reflux during the day. Do you think the hoarseness if from reflux or just coincidental. He doesn't seem sick at all. I hate to put him back on the Prevacid because I am loving sleeping again but if he needs it obviously I will. Any thoughts?
Oct 06, 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.... :(
Oh no. That sucks! I'm not sure where the hoarseness is coming from other than...are you using the heat in your house at all? We just started using ours at night, and I keep waking up with a stuffy head and a scratchy throat EVERY morning...I guess the air is dry? Any chance this could be it?

Hmmm...I keep hearing about kids sleeping better when the night Prev dose is dropped. Ours was just UPPED, and sleep still sucks. Did Aidan wake up wanting to play? Crying? How did you know it was the Prevacid?

Hope you get to the bottom of things soon!!

Oct 06, 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.
We have noticed that joslyn gets horrible hiccups without prevacid. It seems the prevacid keeps her hiccups at bay.... I would think the hoarsness is reflux......since he has a history.... just my thought
Oct 06, 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.
oh and joslyn's sleeping has gotten better too since we stopped all prevacid. She is not restless anymore and I can put her down to sleep!!!!!
Oct 06, 2008
molson1525
Mary & Nicholas 7-17-03 (non-refluxer)allergies, asthma on Singulair and Flovent & Aidan 1-28-07(my refluxer)Nissen Fundoplication on June 20, 2008, FTT, MSPI, DGE, ear tubes, allergies and severe GERD now currently taking just Prevacid and drinking Elecare Vanilla 1+.
Melissa-I didn't know it was the Prevacid that was causing the night waking until I removed it. He never wanted to play in the middle of the night it was always a painful cry and then I would put his paci in or give him a couple ounces of formula and set him right back down and he would be out in a couple of minutes. We live in California and it has been hot lately so we aren't using heat yet. Thanks for the thoughts. I hope Bassy settles down and gives you some rest soon. Aidan was on 60 mg of Prevacid at one time and it didn't bother his sleep at that time so if the Prevacid is really needed it probably isn't bothering him. Aidan was only on 7.5mg after surgery twice a day so we didn't cut out a huge dose.
Oct 06, 2008
katiesmommy
Tracey, mom to Katie. Diagnosed with reflux at 3 weeks and put on Zantac. At 8 months old she was removed from Zantac as it was giving her migraines, currently on Prevacid. Switched to Elecare since she is not gaining weight; trialing solids after being off for a month. Geneticist said reason she isn't gaining weight is she is stubborn. Upcoming appts.: Neurologist for developmental delay and EGD scheduled for September. She is one funny baby!
Could it be allergies?? We live outside of Sacramento and they are soooo horrible here. I have (TMI momment) a huge wad of phlegm in my throat and my mom does too, so allergies would be my thought.
Oct 06, 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
I was thinking allergies as well. Maybe try putting a humidifier in his room for a night and see if it helps?
Oct 07, 2008
blueleopard
Pictured: G'mom w/3 kids. I'm mom to 1 angel Melissa (dec'd 11/92 - hypoplastic left-heart syn.)
2 healthy daughters (knock wood) Cory (16), Kim (11) & Eric (4) diagnosed with e.e. (scoped 8/08), GERD & severe food/seasonal allergies, asthma. Cried non-stop first 17 mths. of life Found out he is allergic to cow's milk, soy, eggs, and peanuts. Takes Prevacid, Neocate One Plus & Flovent.
I'm not sure exactly, but wanted to let you in on something strange with my own health. I started getting hoarse a few months back & a few weeks into it, I started having upper abdominal issues. The doctors still can't figure it out, but they are treating me for reflux. I have had some of the signs: chest pains, stomach discomfort, tasting acid, feeling of fullness, trouble swallowing (sometimes). Maybe I do have it. Whatever it is, it doesn't feel good. Hope you find relief for him soon. Ellen
Oct 07, 2008
blueleopard
Pictured: G'mom w/3 kids. I'm mom to 1 angel Melissa (dec'd 11/92 - hypoplastic left-heart syn.)
2 healthy daughters (knock wood) Cory (16), Kim (11) & Eric (4) diagnosed with e.e. (scoped 8/08), GERD & severe food/seasonal allergies, asthma. Cried non-stop first 17 mths. of life Found out he is allergic to cow's milk, soy, eggs, and peanuts. Takes Prevacid, Neocate One Plus & Flovent.
P.S. I quit Prevacid after a week and a half cause it seemed to make it worse. I may try Prilosec or something new.
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doctor first!