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Sep 11, 2009
debbieb
Debbie, Mom to:
Derek,10/29/02 GERD,Can't have any legumes(soy, being the worse), allergic to PN/Tree Nuts, struggled to gain weight for years, my "picky" eater,Takes Zegerid. Johnny, 12/05/99 GERD, managed by diet, allergic to cashews/pistachios.
Still sensitive to reflux triggers even on meds
I have a 9yr old on 40mg prilosec 2x daily and my 6yr old on 20mg 2x daily. They are both doing great, but my 9yr old can pretty much eat what he wants as long as he doesn't over do something really spicy. My 6yr old has always been super sensitive. One tiny 1 oz. bag of Doritos and he has reflux all day. Chocolate only a tiny bit or the same thing, garlic, onion, all the same. Our family is so tired of eating bland. I never can have anything with my seasoning, maybe one day, but then if he has ketchup on something the next day, he's miserable! ANyone has a child this sensitive?
Sep 11, 2009
marcyk.momoftwo
Has your youngest been tested for celiac disease? Just a suggestion.
Sep 11, 2009
debbieb
Debbie, Mom to:
Derek,10/29/02 GERD,Can't have any legumes(soy, being the worse), allergic to PN/Tree Nuts, struggled to gain weight for years, my "picky" eater,Takes Zegerid. Johnny, 12/05/99 GERD, managed by diet, allergic to cashews/pistachios.
Yes, he was tested, biopsied, and blood tested negative. Thanks
Sep 11, 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!
My hubby is that way too - just a little too much and he's miserable. Been this way for at least 20 years. It could be the prilosec isn't the right med for your boy - I'd ask his doc about trialing Nexium or Prevacid, and there will be a new one coming out come November I believe (Kapidex or something). Unfortunately, this may be something you all will be dealing with for life.

Just a thought, probiotic therapy has been shown to decrease these problems to a manageable degree (nothing proven, but some statistically significant findings.) There's also a form of licorice (DGL is what I think is labeled) as an herbal supplement. I've got my hubby on both of these and he's able to maximize his diet somewhat. Nothing crazy, but pizza at night won't keep him awake for hours now. HUGS - it's so tough when you have to plan your meals around a sensitive GI system.

Sep 11, 2009
debbieb
Debbie, Mom to:
Derek,10/29/02 GERD,Can't have any legumes(soy, being the worse), allergic to PN/Tree Nuts, struggled to gain weight for years, my "picky" eater,Takes Zegerid. Johnny, 12/05/99 GERD, managed by diet, allergic to cashews/pistachios.
Thank you, it is tough to plan meals, I appreciate the response...really!
Sep 13, 2009
jenrackley
PAGER Volunteer Services Coordinator
Nutritionist
Melina 7/24/02 now reflux free!!
TWINS:
Ella 5/3/05 GERD, asthma, hypotonia, food intolerances, esophagitis, IBS //
Ava 5/3/05 asthma, food allergies
Pic: My girls! They are getting so big!
My four year old is the same way... chocolate is rough. I literally had to yank an Oreo out of her hand after bible class one day. (They give the kids candy for good behavior, ugh). Tomato anything is bad here too.... have you had to eliminate all of that as well? :( I know what you mean about meal planning. It makes it really hard. Sooo difficult with kids this sensitive. I will say that my daughter was scoped and they determined she wasn't on enough medicine and doubled it. It has helped in that a little ketchup doesn't do her in anymore. Chocolate still does but, hey... its the little things. ;)
Check with your
doctor first!