Posted By Posting
Jan 29, 2009
8 yr old. recently diagnosed - has insomnia
My 8 yr. old was diagnosed within the past few months. We are still trying to get a handle on controlling his symptoms. (He takes Prvacid 15 mg/BID.) The worst part is that he wakes between 3am and 5am every morning and can't get back to sleep. He is so tired every day and it's making school very hard for him. His grades haven't fallen yet, but I'm really concerned about him. The stress is getting to him. His days are really starting to be one miserable day after another. Is insomnia common with reflux? He doesn't talk about feeling like the reflux is causing the wakefulness. (I am suspecting that.) Melatonin 2.5mg at bedtime doesn't seem to be helping him stay asleep through the entire night.
Jan 31, 2009
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Sleeping problems can definitely coincide with reflux. Mine would wake frequently when they were dealing with flare ups. You may try posting this in the general beginner and infant forum because it gets more traffic.

Is he sleeping on an incline?
Feb 15, 2009
Debbie, Mom to:
Derek,10/29/02 GERD,Can't have any legumes(soy, being the worse), allergic to PN/Tree Nuts, struggled to gain weight for years, my "picky" eater,Takes Zegerid. Johnny, 12/05/99 GERD, managed by diet, allergic to cashews/pistachios.
Hi, this topic is a little old, but if you are still following it, I'd like to offer some help. My 9yr old was just diagnosed with GERD and they put him on 30mg Prevacid before dinner, and we give him a 75mg zantac in the morning, could your sons dose be too low? I'm certainly no doctor, but you can check yourself on dosage for Prevacid on the Prevacid website. Also, my son seems to have trouble breathing a lot, don't know if he has asthma or the reflux causes it, but when we added an inhaler daily, he slept better. Good luck. Debbie
Check with your
doctor first!