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Mar 26, 2009
debbieb
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.
How long for Nexium to work?
My 9yr old was put on Nexium 20mg twice a day. He was on Prevacid 30mg before that, but had non-stop diarrhea, so we are trying the Nexium. It's only the 3rd day, and he is so miserable with stomach aches, anyone know how long it takes to help? Thanks
Mar 26, 2009
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
It can take up to 2 weeks. My 9 yr old is also on Nexium. :) Did they recommend a med he could take (like Mylanta, etc.) for breakthrough pain in the interim?
Mar 26, 2009
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 say at least a week. I would use some over the counter meds to ease his pain - Mylanta ect.
Mar 26, 2009
debbieb
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.
No, they don't believe me that his reflux is this bad, they are trying to say he has "functional abdominal pain", which I don't believe because he had chest pain, throat pain, and congestion and coughing with the stomach pains! Plus his scope showed esophagitis with eos. Ugh! I'm going to ask about the Mylanta, how much Nexium is your 9yr old on, if you don't mind me asking?
Mar 26, 2009
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
How many eos? Not enough for a diagnosis of eosinophilic disease?

My kids and I have severe GERD, and my son is on 80mg Nexium daily (40 am/ 40 pm) and my 5 year old is on 40mg (20 am/pm). They've been scoped, no eos. disease, etc. Family history of severe GERD. I had my fundo in August of last year. My dad had Barrett's and has a fundo and is still on Prevacid.

Mar 26, 2009
debbieb
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.
He had 15 eos. in the esophagus with hyperplasia and esophagitis. How many did your kids have?
Mar 26, 2009
jeddsmommy
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
With EOS present on a scope I'd really be talking about taking out those top foods that cause food reactions to see if you can get that number down to zero.

What did the DR tell you about the EOS that were present???

BTW I know some kids who are under 2 that take higher doses of meds than that. So I'd look at getting it bumped if you don't see some relied inside a week or two.

Mar 26, 2009
debbieb
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.
The doctor thought the eos. was just from reflux. I mentioned EE, but he disagrees. I guess if I don't get anywhere, I will have to go elsewhere.
Mar 26, 2009
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.
Yeah,you may need a Ped GI if you don't already have one.
Mar 26, 2009
debbieb
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.
I have a Ped. GI, thanks, but we're still struggling.
Mar 26, 2009
jeddsmommy
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
I would go elsewhere. With EOS present you can be looking at an EE disorder. that can do all sorts of other things along with the GERD.
Mar 26, 2009
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
Was he on reflux meds at the time of scope? My kids both had *zero* eos. If he was on meds and still had 15 eos, I'd be looking for a GI who is familiar with Eos disorders (cinci childrens, etc.)
Mar 26, 2009
debbieb
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.
He was only on zantac, a very low dose, thanks.
Check with your
doctor first!