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Sep 05, 2009
jillsey15
Ranitidine questions...
Cody has been on Ranitidine for a couple months now. When he first started, he was 23lbs, now he's 25lbs. I'm wondering if this is a significant weight gain and his dosage should be increased? His reflux has never been super bad (basically just at night when he was sleeping...or trying to sleep I should say. But I am starting to see him spit up again. Is this because he has gained weight and should be getting a higher dosage? Thanks!
Sep 05, 2009
slimfast13
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!
It is very weight sensitive, so I'd at least call the doc to see if a weight check for dosage is recommended.
Sep 05, 2009
jillsey15
Thanks, I will call on Tuesday I guess since no one will be in till then! I'm very worried now, as he has been spitting up TONS today. He's also making this weird noise--almost like a growling? I think he's trying to maybe clear his throat or something? And he's been shoving his whole hand in his mouth--I thought it might be teething, but I don't notice any teeth looking like they are coming in. Has anyone seen this before? I've never seen him do that.
Sep 05, 2009
slimfast13
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!
It very well could be teeth. Or environmental allergies (tis the season!) Teething makes reflux worse, so even if you don't see or feel them , doesn't mean they're not starting to erupt. It causes excess saliva, which can irritate the throat and can increase vomit due to gag reflex. I'd still call the doc to make sure, and as long as the vomit doesn't seem to bother him much, then the Zantac is working. These kids just know how to combine problems so we can never pinpoint it!!! HUGS, mama. As long as he doesn't seem to be in pain, I'd guess teeth are the culprit.
Check with your
doctor first!