|Sep 10, 2009|
Weening Process?My doctor wants me to try weening my son off of the Prevacid. He takes a 15mg solutab. Of course, however, the doctor does not give me any direction other than to lessen the dose every few days. So, I cut off a corner here and there as needed. But, this does not seem efficient? Is there a method anyone has tried with success?
|Sep 10, 2009|
Jessica, Mommy to Jedd, severe reflux, severe food and oral aversions, Finally G tube free!!! VSD repair 4-24-07 (open heart surgery), hypospadias, repaired 3 times and Ear tubes Visit Jedd at his CB site: www.caringbridge.org/visit/jedd
|How old is your little one?? Will the DR let you wean from the PPI to an H2 blocker??|
I'm not a big fan of weaning meds...sorry. If everything is going fine, I'd feel bad lessening the meds and then hitting a hard patch because of it.
We have successfully weaned from a PPI full time to an H2blocker full time. We did one dose of each for a long time and then just took the plunge. Jedd still requires the max for his body weight for his H2blocker though.
We will not do a full wean off of all meds until Jedd can verbally tell us how he feels throughout the day when he doesn't take his meds.
|Sep 16, 2009|
DD 10 mos.
15 mg prevacid solutab/day
dx GERD at 4 weeks
had relatively peaceful 5 months-9.5 months
now regressing, waking 10+ times/night,
not sleeping longer than 1-2 hours,
waiting for bronchitis to go away
docs say secondary reflux b/c of chest infection
|Wow. Now I really feel guilty about stopping the prevacid (accidentally, but still) for my little one. Probably a big mistake, huh?||Check with your