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Nov 16, 2008
Aurora born March 17, 2007
3 years, 8 months old
Weighs 25.8 lbs
8 lbs 11 oz at birth.
Recovered Chronic Projectile Vomiter
Prevacid Free since September 08
Egg allergy diagnosed Jan 26/09
Has a Pectus Excavatum
Has an Epipen
Guess who's taking zantac??
ME! I got a resident at the hospital today who knew NOTHING about chronic hives. She was quite shocked that I have been living this way for almost two years. Anyway, I told her the reactine and benedryl used to work but that it is no longer working. She said, "I'm not sure what else to try, I have to check with my attending". 10 minutes later she comes back, says he is "too busy" (which is true, Canadian healthcare is free, but you pay in wait times).....anyway, she said she did some quick research and reactine and benedryl are H1 blockers, so I should try an H2 blocker, ranitidine. I was like, Zantac? Really? I was hoping they'd just give me a shot or something. She said to take it for 3 to 5 days, and get an allergy referral from my doctor. I tried to explain that my doctor says it's ideopathic, no cause, no cure sort of deal, and she looked confused, poor thing. Anyway, it's not a bad idea. Guess me and Rory will both be going for testing. hehehe. And the Zantac isn't working yet. UGH. I just thought it was amusing. I told her "too bad it wasn't prevacid I could take, I got TONS of that stuff at home". :)
Nov 16, 2008
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.
Oh, I hope your hives get better! Funny that you are on Zantac.

I am now on Zantac too! I have been taking Celexa and Xanax since Katie got sick and it has been reaking havoc on my stomach and my reflux has come back

So now I am in pain more that Katie! LOL

I was always praying that I could take her pain but really........

Nov 16, 2008
ethan's mom
Mom to Ethan, born 4/23/08. Diagnosed with Reflux at about 1 month, started medicating with Zantac, which wasn't helpful for us. At about 2.5 months, we started on Prevacid, twice a day, and that is working much better.
Ethan is breastfed and has a few solids that he is enjoying very much.
That's funny. I'd be interested to see if it works.

I was just thinking today that I needed some Prevacid. I'm so reflux focues that I am diagnosing myself and oters with it! lol

Nov 16, 2008
Mom to Jasmine aka: Jazz 01/24/2007
Dx with silent reflux at 8 months
FPIES, DGE, MSPI. Recently diagnosed with EC (Eosin. colitis and now Primary immune deficiency disease.
Also mom to Nathan. born Jan.20th, 2009, MPI . so far dx with reflux and has an extremely sensitibe GI system. Also dx with primary immune deficiency disease.
Interesting! I'd love to hear what your allergist says! I am eating Rolaids like candy these day, but my heartburn/reflux is preggo induced!!!
Nov 16, 2008
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.
That's funny! Let us know if it works.
Nov 17, 2008
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.
Nov 17, 2008
Cooper was born 12/19/07. Birth weight: 7lbs10oz. Weight as of 2/11: 8lbs9oz. 6/23: 14lbs12oz! Struggling again 12mo: 18lbs. Breast Fed exclusively, on strict elimination diet until Dec 08. MSPI as well as other food intolerances Diagnosed w/ GER at 5 days following barium swallow. Choking with apnea spells. Ftt. dx w/ Laryngomalacia following brochoscopy 1/29. Aspiration. apnea monitor until 5mo. pH probe 1/29 showed severe reflux. Sandifers Syndrome. lbrady and tackycardia. echo and EKG 2/18: Came back normal! Swallow study 2/29: some NG reflux. Unexplained seizure 4/1. Negative CF sweat test 4/4! EGD 11/19: reflux damage in esophagus. pH probe 11/19, reflux improved. Safe foods: pears, apples, peas, rice, small amounts of chicken, potatoes, and carrots.
Currently drinking Elecare vanilla 30cal/oz and breastmilk.
Meds: Nexium 10mg 2x daily. Carafate as needed, miralaxx as needed, probiotics daily
That is really interesting. Hope you are all better soon!
Check with your
doctor first!