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Aug 12, 2011
Prevacid & Gas? Thrashing in Sleep
Has anyone ever experienced Prevacid giving their child gas? For the past 4 nights my son has been sleeping horribly and wakes up at 1:30 and thrashes around in his sleep for the rest of the night. He wants to be unswaddled but when you do he scratches at his face which also makes him mad. He is never fully awake when doing this, but he does it all night. The past couple of nights he has passed tons of gas and I'm not really sure why. I haven't changed formula, medicine or anything else. He has been on the current dose of Prevacid from 1 week to the day he started being extra gassy. Anyone else ever experience this?
Aug 12, 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
Excess gas when starting on a PPI is very common. The body is learning to digest food with less acid. It should subside in 10 days. If it does not, I suggest you look for another source such as MSPI or lactose intolerance. The scratching at the face leads me to believe that the reflux is making its way up to his nose and ears. My son had a permenant scab on his nose for 3 months from attacking his face all the time. Do you have your baby well elevated at night?
Check with your
doctor first!