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May 07, 2011
Vanessa Cox
Possible Reflux?
Hi! I am new to this forum and have a question regarding my 3 year old son. He has had an issue with vomiting periodically. We have associated it sometimes with dairy, sugar and stuffing his face but it's not consistent. He can have dairy sometimes with no apparent effect and then one time he has a problem. For example, yesterday, he had a cheese sandwich at home then 2 hours later he had a mini chocolate cupcake and within minutes vomited it up. It was only happening maybe once every 3 or 4 months but over the last month or two, he's done it maybe 4 or 5 times. He's also recently awakened at night a few times crying and acting like he's in pain. He saw a gastro doctor who did a blood test with allergy testing and stool testing. They found a slight egg white allergy and microscopic blood in his stool. The doctor said my son might have reflux. The solution was to try Prevacid for 4-6 weeks and see if things improve (which is hard because it's so infrequent). I haven't filled the script yet because I am hesitant to get him on something without a definite diagnosis of the cause. With the infrequency of the noticeable symptoms, it makes me wonder if the mildness of it requires a strong medicine. Plus, I really don't like doing medications unless absolutely necessary especially if it's something that he may need for a long time period. I prefer natural things for myself and would consider something like that for him if I know it's safe. So I am curious if anyone has any advice or suggestions regarding this or if you have dealt with a similar situation. My friend also suggested him being checked to see if he is properly processing simple sugars as the majority of times, he vomits in response to something sweet. However, based on what I am reading on this site and based on symptoms he dealt with as a baby, I am thinking it might be reflux. Thanks! Vanessa
May 10, 2011
Ryan was born May 20th 2008. 9 lbs 2 oz. Ryan’s magic bullet was 30mg of Prevacid capsules mixed with Caracream from Marci-kids (I am forever indebted to the team at Marci-kids), Claratin for the mucos, and Mirlax for the constipation. Within 2 months of this combo he jumped from the 6% to the 50% for weight and continues to climb. Be strong, listen to your instincts. Read his story for more specifics that just might help you too - Karen
It wouldnt hurt to trial him on prevacid. Can't hurt. Sounds like the reflux is in response to something, not the root cause. I would do a food journal and see if you stumbled upon anything that way. He can have food sensitivities even though he is not "allergic." Was he tested for H-pylorie?
Check with your
doctor first!