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Jun 10, 2009
I have 3 boys, youngest has gerd, 18 months of no sleep. Prevacid 2x/7.5 mg thinking of switching to prilosec.
I think we are finally done with prevacid!!
Hello Pager Mamas. About one month ago David (now 26 mo.) took his last prevacid! He's been doing great. He spent 24 of his 26 months on it, 2 x 7.5mg. The weaning was not terrible. A few wet burps and hiccups, and then it was done. It was time. Over the past two yrs I worried that we'd never get him off the stuff. He still nurses, and he still wakes up to nurse 3 or 4 times, sometimes less. But he is not in pain, and he is meeting all his milestones. What a journey. I'm going to check in now and then to see if there are any questions out there for me. I'd be happy to help. I know there are new Mamas out there with new babies and you are trying your best to survive. hang in there. Listen to your intuition. hold your baby close. You will get through it. Your baby is completely dependant on you and his/her wants are his needs! Thank you to all the supportive, kind, compassionate Mamas that were there to help me. You will remain in my prayers- Kim
Jun 10, 2009
Hooray!! That's great news and definitely gives a glimmer of hope that someday we too will be med free and maybe even get more than four hours of sleep a night :)
Jun 11, 2009
Lorenzo b.4/25/07 1 week in NICU w/ aspirate pneumonia from a reflux episode; diagnosed GERD at 9weeks; Used Zantac for 5months. Currently using Chinese Medicine and Craniosacral Therapy. GERD, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Sensory Processing Disorder. Ask me about breastfeeding a refluxer! Pic: day 5 in the NICU.
YIPPPEEEEEE!!!!! I am so happy for both of you!!!!
Jun 11, 2009
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!
*happy dance* Great news, mama!
Jun 11, 2009
helen lai
Mom to Matthew, 01/16/08, GERD baby, has been on Zantac since 2 mos. Aidan, his twin brother, no GERD. Max-ed out on Zantac at 1ml-3 times/day, and switched to Prevacid 15mg split tab 08/20/08. Switched again to 20mg Prilosec 09/18/08 due to Prevacid's restlessness/headache side effects. Reflux was out of control again and had to switch to 10mg Nexium 02/11/09. Good result so far.
Congratulation and big hugs to both of you. This gives me hope that we too will get there some day.
Check with your
doctor first!