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Jun 24, 2009
vigilantmom
Ryan was born May 20th 2008. 9 lbs 2 oz. Ryan’s magic bullet was 30mg of Prevacid capsules mixed with Caracream from Marci-kids (I am forever indebted to the team at Marci-kids), Claratin for the mucos, and Mirlax for the constipation. Within 2 months of this combo he jumped from the 6% to the 50% for weight and continues to climb. Be strong, listen to your instincts. Read his story for more specifics that just might help you too - Karen
Teething and Reflux
Anyone know what it is about teething that makes reflux worse. Ryan was doing soooo awesome for 7 weeks after his prevacid was increased to 30 mg. Eating and drinking like a champ. On the 6th of run the wheels started getting wobbly but we were getting by. Few good days a few bad days then some really bad days. I discovered that his top molars had come in so I guessed that was the problem. We got 2 days of reflief and now the wheels are totally off the bus. Fluids are out and now he is even throwing his table food which he has never ever done before. He has been running a temp since Monday but no runny nose. I took him into the doc and he said his ears were clear and throat looked good. Only thing I can guess is bottom molars??? They dont look swollen though. I am only guessing this since the top ones just came through. He is in pain from something and when he is hurting he blames fluids/food so back we go again. He is 13 months old. This should be ending for us but it isnt it. This is the 5th time that he has gone on strike and I no longer have the mental stabilty to handle it anymore.
Jun 24, 2009
kris10
Kristen
Twin girls born 1/9/09, Kayla (my really bad refluxer) and Kamryn (my semi-bad refluxer)
I was just about to ask this same question!! Looking forward to hearing the answers!
Jun 24, 2009
zack'smom
Zack born 09/28/07 @ 31 weeks. Dx silent reflux @ 6 mo. Now not so silent. Switched to Elecare @ 9 mo. On Prevacid 15mg 1x daily. Looking to stop the puke and gain some lbs.
Puke stopped about 24 months and he's learning to eat...very slowly.
Still on prevacid and periactin.
The increased saliva is the real kicker. They swallow a TON more saliva when they teethe making reflux worse as it's reacting to the increased volume and making the tummy fuller resulting in less eating...not to mention it can be uncomfortable for them to eat. Hopefully it wont last too long...we are in the same boat right now...Z is WAY more gaggy and has his hands in his mouth all the time...threw up a couple times yesterday...he's eating OK for him, but I can tell he ain't right...MUST be teeth!
Jun 24, 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.
We're also going through a hard time with teething molars too. Matthew was reducing his solid intakes by more than half at worse and very cranky, throwing food at table, refused to eat food that he loved before, taking 1-2 hrs to fall sleep, night wakings, etc. I never thought teething would make babies so miserable until we go through the experience. With all the crying, eating/sleeping changes, toothache, etc. definitely makes his reflux worse. We've seen more vomiting and refluxing. Oh, and light fever is on and off. I couldn't remember how many times we brought Matthew to his pedi with strong conviction that he must have had an ear infection or something, just to hear the doctor said ear/lung/eyes, everything was good. Some days are worse than the other and nothing could help much, especially at night: motrin, tylenol, teething tablet, frozen celery, wet cloths, teething rings, orajel, etc. My gut tells me it's not the acid burn pain from reflux because there're days that he would eat/sleep so well with no refluxing sign/sound. These stubborn teeth must have been protruding and then submersing in to the gum like a submarine, kwim :)) I totally feel your pain and frustration going through hard days trying to figure it out what's going on with the little ones. Hope your baby would get the molars in soon. Mine still takes ever to come in. By now, I guess he kind of got used to it and developed a higher threshold for teething pain. Good luck and keep us posted!
Jun 25, 2009
lorenzomama
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.
My understanding is that, in addition to the increased saliva, any physical or emotional stress can exacerbate reflux. Since teething probably involves some level of all of those things, it's no wonder it causes problems. The real kicker is that for some kids, when their bodies are working hard to cope with some other physical or cognitive development(s), teething can take much longer than it does for other kids. Lorenzo is 25 months and is still just pushing out his one year molars and eye teeth...
Jun 25, 2009
vigilantmom
Ryan was born May 20th 2008. 9 lbs 2 oz. Ryan’s magic bullet was 30mg of Prevacid capsules mixed with Caracream from Marci-kids (I am forever indebted to the team at Marci-kids), Claratin for the mucos, and Mirlax for the constipation. Within 2 months of this combo he jumped from the 6% to the 50% for weight and continues to climb. Be strong, listen to your instincts. Read his story for more specifics that just might help you too - Karen
Interesting day yesterday... Ryan's feeding specialist went to visit him at the daycare yesterday at lunch time. It did not go well at all. She said he started screaming the minute they put him in the high chair. Long story short she thought his tonsils looked enlarged and swollen. I as really ticked because I had just had him in at the doc a day and a half before that to check his thoat and was given the all clear. I called the ENT that did his tubes and begged to be seen and they fit us in. No red throat or swollen tonsils. I felt so stupid that I begged to be seen and there was nothing there. The ENT immediately put a stop to that. He said that I was exactly where I needed to be. He looked over all the documentation I brought and was concerned about the number of drinking strikes and swollen red throats he has already had not to mention the trips to the ER for fluids. He consulted with 2 other ENTs in the practice and they decided that the three of them are going to put their heads together to see what they can figure out. They are calling the GI and the ped to see what they can find out from them and they have marked my file that if I ever call in to be seen they are to work me in that day no matter what. It made me feel like someone finally is willing to jump in the raging waters with me and grab and oar to help me row. So, even though it was a false alarm and really just likely teeth I think I finally landed with someone that wants to help. I hope that is the case. Ryan fell asleep at 5:30, I snuck a bottle in him at 6 and another one at 9:30pm he continued to sleep until 6 this morning when I woke him up. He finally had a wet diaper this morning. The 12 hours of sleep must have helped a little because he wasnt near as cranky. The morning feednig still wasnt fun but it was manageable.
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