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Mar 08, 2011
chloepear
HELP! PPI friendly ped in Chicago (Oak Park) area?
Hello all, I took a quick look through the forums, but didn't see anyone address this, at least, not recently. Does anyone know of a PPI-friendly (for kids under 1 year) pediatrician in the Oak Park or Chicago area? We are willing to travel for the right doc. Both my children have GERD. My oldest turned 2 this past Saturday, and his younger brother turned 6 months a day later. We recently moved to the Chicago area (Oak Park) from California. My oldest has been on Prevacid solutabs with great success for over a year. His California pediatrician is willing to continue prescribing them for him, for the time being, at least. We have found a pediatrician in Illinois who is willing to prescribe Zantac (ranitidine) for my youngest son, but she indicates that she is not willing to prescribe a PPI for him until he is 1 year old. We have started the Zantac, but I fear what will happen when he develops a physical tolerance for it. I can't handle (and don't want to put him through) another 6 months of screaming through the night. Any input is welcome! Thanks!
Mar 08, 2011
wooleeacre
~Carolyn~
mom of an Achalasian Child!
Chicago area
My son's surgeon heads the esophageal research center at the University of Chicago. It is new! He moved from CA to Chicago 2 years ago and is now well established. Center for Esophageal Diseases University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine 5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 5095, Room G 201 Chicago, IL 60637 Telephone: 773-702-486
Mar 13, 2011
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.
Could you get a Pediatrician to prescribe it for you? Or just buy it over the counter.
Check with your
doctor first!