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Oct 19, 2009
luke's mom
flare up? drug interaction?
We've been weaning my son off his prevacid at the suggestion of the pediatrician for several months and were doing quite well with it, until recently. We were down to half a tablet every other day when we had to start giving him pulmicort via nebulizer 2x a day for his asthma. Since then, he's been having more wet burps, and 3 instances of spit up/slight vomit after a burp during a meal. Flare up? Drug interaction? I plan to call pediatrician tomorrow, just wondering if anyone else has experienced this...
Oct 20, 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:
What testing has been done in the past??? Just FYI Jedd is three tomorrow and we have yet to do any full wean on him. Kids can take these drugs when needed for longer than a year.
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.
Are you seeing a Gastroenterologist? Sometimes the Pediatricians think the kids should outgrow the reflux by a certain age, mine are 9 and 6 and still have it. Personally, I would get him on back on the Prevacid pronto before he gets worse. Both my kids have asthma as well, and one effects the other. Also multiple asthma treatments a day make my 6yr olds reflux worse because the inhalers relax the muscle that lets the reflux up the throat causing more reflux, it's a constant balancing act for us. I would rather have him on the PPI than more steroids though.
Oct 21, 2009
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Melina 7/24/02 now reflux free!!
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Asthma meds flare my kids' reflux sometimes so that is possible. It is also possible that the reflux meds have finally decreased enough in his system to present with symptoms again. A GI is a good idea, IMHO.

Reflux and asthma can be a rough combo and uncontrolled reflux can aggravate asthma. Talk with both a pulm and GI about the issue. You don't want to reduce the reflux meds if he needs him, both for his GI tract and to protect his airway, kwim?
Check with your
doctor first!