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Apr 20, 2009
mommy2k
how to tell if meds or diet making reflux better
Kody has been on axid since Wed. and started acting like a happier boy on Friday. He's having better days and somewhat better nights. He's also eating a lot and doesn't seem as bothered by it. I bf and I was told to take out milk which I already had, eggs, fish, nuts, corn and peanuts and try that for a week to see if things improved. I'm confused though to see what we're looking for. Does anyone have experience with knowing what symptoms would get better taking out those things? I've only taken out those things for a few days now but he was doing better before that. Does it always have to be something that causes the reflux or can it just be the way it is? My daughter who is 9 now had silent reflux too but she had hirschsprungs disease and she was better on zantac. So we just assumed that was why she had reflux. I don't want my lo to go through all of these awful tests if nothing will come of it. They want to do a gastric emptying test next if things don't improve. Well for now things are going much better for him so I'm praying that the axid will continue to work at least until our next gi appt. Thanks everyone in advance.
Apr 20, 2009
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!
You know, these are just "trials". It may turn out that you reintroduce milk and find no difference. For some, it makes a huge difference. It can definitely "just be reflux" and have no food cause. It just seems that there's foods that can aggravate it. Any way...do the trial. If it seems like he doesn't get any better, reintroduce in a week or so and see what happens. If he gets worse then, you'll know that milk is at least part of the problem. :) Hugs!
Apr 21, 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.
Hi there. I am so glad that he is feeling much better. As mentioned above the only way to know is by trial. Since you started the meds and the diet around the same time it is hard to pinpoint which is helping the most. It could be both. I would bet that it is both the diet and the medicine.

I would keep going status quo for a while and then start reintroducing foods once he is stabilized with his pain.

Apr 21, 2009
mommy2k
Thanks
Thank you! That helps me to talk about this with others that have been through it. It makes more sense the way you put it to just do as a trial and reintroduce. We had a horrible night with him but he had some oatmeal in the morning. I don't know if that's what did it to him because I can't figure out what else it could be. He was super gassy last night and kept moaning, pushing and crying out. Now I'm not feeling good from a possible breast infection as well as a throat infection. To top it all off I had to start antibiotics yesterday. I hope that doesn't add chaos to everything. We always seem to get two steps ahead and then only to take three steps back. It's so frustrating. I haven't noticed any difference really in my diet affecting him yet but I'll give it longer. The GI said that she would check in on us this week to see how things are going. I'll believe it when I see it but she's finishing up her dictations this week since last week was her last week at the practice so we'll see. It's hard not to be caught up in being negative sometimes about things when it's seems I can't get out of the hole. Well right now he's sleeping for a nap. Crossing my fingers that he'll have a good day since typically when he has a bad night his day isn't always that great either. I'm not even going to try to take a nap because as soon as I try to lay down he wakes up and it makes it worse for me. Hope everything is well with all of your families. I'll let everyone knows how it goes with all of this. GI appointment is scheduled for May 12 so that doesn't seem so long to wait I guess since he's feeling better for now.
Apr 21, 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.
It is definitely a roller coaster. It seems that taking it one day at a time helps a bit with the mommy sanity side of it. Also, this site was a life saver for me.

Hang in there.

Apr 21, 2009
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!
I think I have said "knock on wood" more times since Mags was born than in my whole life. I'm not superstitious but like you said, it seemed like every time I got comfortable and said she's doing better, it got worse. We never honestly never would discuss her sleep with anyone. People finally figured out to not ask bc we wouldn't tell them :) If I said "oh she slept sooo good last night", she'd sleep like crap the next day.

I'm sorry about the breast infection. I was on the virge of that once. It was extremely painful, I feel for you. The thing that helped me most was heat. Hugs :)

Check with your
doctor first!