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Oct 19, 2009
its always something...
i dont know what to think anymore....i stoped giving Sarah the Axid 2 weeks ago and started the Prevacid..15mg split in half in the morning and at night..i try to give it to her 1hr to 1 1/2hr after her bottle and than another one 1hr to 1/2hr after the medicine....its been 2 weeks now and there is almost no improvment (maybe a little less of spit up)i do notice that when shes sleeping at night in my arms(1 1/2hr streaches) that the whole time shes moving and moaning like she has gas...when i give her a bottle thats when she starts passing is this because the it going to go away or i should look for a diffrent drug...if yes what else is there???ohhh and there is no way of putting her down at night or day when shes sleeping...the secong i do that she wakes up screaming!!! what to do next???? did any of u have this problem???it seems like theres always i cant get it right!!
Oct 19, 2009
Hi my son is now 10 months old but he was the same way when he was younger. He got better when we found the right formula and started making sure he wasn't constipated. He doesn't do the moaning and groaning at night hardly at all but he still gets gassy. I feel for you because I still remember those horrible nights and days when nothing I did seemed to work to help him feel better. I will tell you that it took time with us. We also had to be real careful with his diet to find out what would cause the most problems. I also used mylanta or maalox at night which bought us a little more sleep maybe we would get 2 1/2 hours sleep rather then an hour. Hang in there. You're doing a great job! You could try to give her the prevacid a half hour before she's going to eat to see if that helps. I also can't remember if she's on the tabs, compounded or the granules of prevacid? The tabs caused my ds problems when he was younger but now they work great for him. Some kids just can't tolerate the solutabs. Good luck
Oct 20, 2009
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.
I know Prevacid works great for many people. My youngest son reacted severely to it with diarrhea and gas. I myself have reflux and my doc said meds can have different side effects for people, and no side effects for some. If she is on the proper dose...check for dosing for her weight and age, and it still is not working, you are certainly in your right to ask to try something different. There is many PPI's.
Oct 20, 2009
Mary & Nicholas 7-17-03 (non-refluxer)allergies, asthma on Singulair and Flovent & Aidan 1-28-07(my refluxer)Nissen Fundoplication on June 20, 2008, FTT, MSPI, DGE, ear tubes, allergies and severe GERD now currently taking just Prevacid and drinking Elecare Vanilla 1+.
Yes my son was severely constipated which can make the reflux worse. You may want to try adding Mirilax into the regime and see if that helps. Also, if you are not on a hypoallergenic formula yet I would try that because even MSPI children without a true allergy can be in that kind of pain from drinking a milk based formula. That could be what is causing all the gas.
Check with your
doctor first!