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Nov 01, 2008
jolexas
Did you go to a GI specialist?
Did they seem to be better with treating/dealing with reflux than just a pediatrician?
Nov 01, 2008
nicholasmom
Renee, mother to Nicholas, born 4/18/08 with silent reflux, moderate laryngomalacia, Sandifer's Syndrome& suspected MSPI. On Neocate, Simply Thick and Prevacid. Also mother to Nathan, born 12/06/06, who had mild reflux the first few months.
Yes, we did finally get Nicholas to a pedi GI at about 3 1/2 months. (He had a pulmonary issue that was more urgent and so the GI got pushed back a little.)They do seem more aggressive and knowledgable with the different reflux meds, which has helped us. I am also glad we have him now as we are introducing foods and having allergy concerns. I would recommend at least a consult with one if you are able.
Nov 01, 2008
maiam
maia m - GERD. Nissen Fundoplication w/hiatal hernia repair.
Mom to
Son (10) GERD(aspiration pneumonias, apnea, tracheomalacia), Food allergy, Asthma
Daughter (6) GERD, Heart Murmur, Food Allergy, Asthma, Mold allergy
absolutely -- both of mine see a PedGI.
Nov 01, 2008
stickybean
YES and ours dx'ed Joslyn as poor weight gain as her Pedi would not.
Nov 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
After Zantac did n't do anything for Jedd in about 5 days of taking it our pedi referred us to a GI.

He has seen 3 GIs in 2 states. One is here and is a reg. GI. The other is in Ohio and he is (he saw 2 while there) a motility specialiast (also a GI)

Nov 01, 2008
emibug
Kathryn, Pager Volunteer and mommy to Emily Mia 02/04/07. 3 years old with GERD. 30mg Prevacid and Pepcid AC. Mylanta needed for flares. Failed prilosec med switch. Tried and failed many med weans but GERD and pain are well controlled. Functional constipation. Reoccurring SBBO. Suspected IBD or autoimmune disease. Resolved issues: MSPI, CSID (acquired), Stage 2 kidney reflux, Chronic diarrhea.
Audrey Meadow 06/20/08. born 34/35 weeks. Still b/f and eats everything! ftt and chronic constipation.
if you are confident in your pedi and they are doing all they can to help your little one out, if your little one has not maxed out their doses on reflux meds and is eating and sleeping okay then stick with your pedi. But if somewhere in the back of your mind you think that more could be done that your child's puking seems out of control, if the reflux is not controlled with normal meds, if you just have this feeling that something isn't right- see a GI asap. Thanks to this board over a year ago, we did and it was the best thing we could have done for our dd.
Nov 02, 2008
jolexas
pedi is not meeting her needs- that is for sure. How long did you have to wait to see the GI? Same day:? Weeks after calling them?
Nov 02, 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 have a super ped, but she recognized that reflux is out of her scope, so we got referred.
Nov 02, 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.
I would always suggest to go to GI. It takes so long to get in that you don't want to wait until something is really wrong.
Check with your
doctor first!