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Jul 08, 2009
abbysmom
Andrea: Mom to 3 crazy girls!
Jackie (3/01)
Payton (9/03)
Abby (4/06) Prevacid 7.5mg (evening), MSPI, goats milk (currently trying to wean off Prevacid)
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How to switch from Prevacid to an H2 Blocker?
Abby turned 3 in April. She has an appt tomorrow for her 3yr check up with her pedi. She no longer sees a pedi GI. We weren't happy with her. She have weaned Abby from 7.5 mg's twice per day to 7.5mg in the pm. We tried to split the 7.5mg in half but she started with these gagging/coughing episodes for no apparent reason. Once we put her back on the 7.5mg at night she hasn't had any. So I was thinking about trying an H2 blocker instead of the Prevacid but wondering how to make the switch.

Has anyone done this? And how did you do it?

Jul 08, 2009
mommy2luca
32week preemie DOB 11/6/07 Diagnosed w/ Gerds 4weeks old. Zantac, Tagamet and reglan all tried. Sleep eater for the first 7 months of life. Now prevacid twice a day-- Finally ate table food at 15 months! Gagging and then vomiting when eating 99% better thank goodness!
Out of curiosity, how is going on the goat's milk. We just went back to it and so far so good. We had tried it before ear tubes in Feb but saw o significant change. It sure is easier than all the formula buying. But I like the powder or evaporated cans best because they already have added folic acid and we dilute the one from the can with water to turn into whole milk. Which did you find to be best? Or do you supplement the carton with folic acid? Where did you get it, your pedi or did you find it ove the counter? Thanks! I am on the same boat as you, as I just emailed my GI about going to an H2 Blocker, so if he explains to me how to do it I will forward the info to you. Thanks!
Jul 09, 2009
abbysmom
Andrea: Mom to 3 crazy girls!
Jackie (3/01)
Payton (9/03)
Abby (4/06) Prevacid 7.5mg (evening), MSPI, goats milk (currently trying to wean off Prevacid)
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Mommy2luca: Actually Abby did really well on goat's milk but she hasn't drank any in about 1yr (ever since we got rid of the bottles). I usually got the cartons of it or the powdered. I never added any other vitamins to it.

Abby's pedi said to just stick with the Prevacid. I have been giving her a Vit. B supplement so I am not as worried about keeping her on the Prevacid longer. I know it works for her so I hate to mess with it.

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doctor first!