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Mar 08, 2011
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
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
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!