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Oct 11, 2008
shellpebbles
Gross Motor Delays (upper body) and reflux
GERD caused low ferritin which caused Restless leg syndrom=not sleeping.
Does anyone have a child that also has a very low ferritin level (it is the hormone which absorbs iron in the brain)- Noah is now 2 we recently took him to the Mayo Clinic in Minn we are from Michigan. They finally confirmed his GERD but stated due to the low acid in his stomach he was not able to absorb iron well which leads to his Periodic limb movement disorder or Restless leg syndrom. Noah has probably on slept through the night 14 times since birth. They have just added Neurontin to his list of meds to help him not move so much at night. When they did the sleep study he moved 24 times an hour and woke up several times.
Oct 11, 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!
It's amazing how many things tie into gerd. Hugs to ya!
Oct 11, 2008
kubicki5
Julie - I have three children. My youngest Katie is my refluxer. My first Ben was very colicy and is ADHD. My middle Jakob is pretty easy going. Katie had it bad as a baby no sleep for two years. She was on Nutramagin, Prevacid and Zantac. Thought we were through it but after age three it came back big time. After her scope she was put on Prevacid 45mg a day and mylanta as needed. Scope was in Sept. Showed damage in stomach and espophogus. It took about 7 months of medication and Reflux diet for her to start feeling better.
Wow, never heard of that. Dumb question - wouldn't he have high acid in his stomach if he has GERD.
Oct 11, 2008
shellpebbles
Gross Motor Delays (upper body) and reflux
Normally but he has been on prevacid since he was 6 months old
Oct 11, 2008
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Low acidity in the stomach can cause the same exact symptoms as GERD except children get worse on things like PPI's and H2 blockers.

I had never heard of the low ferritin levels, but that is good information to have. R they able to do anything about the iron absorbtion of iron?

Wishing u the best. Engi

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