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Sep 05, 2011
mommaofmia
excessive sweating
Hi I have a daughter with relux she sweats alot exspecially when sleeping or eating. I have not found this to be a symptom of furd and her dr said there is no relation but i just wondered if anybody has experienced this. She sleeps with no clothes just a diaper, no blanket, while we sleep with a down conforter and she wakes up dripping wet, same with feeding.
Sep 05, 2011
vigilantmom
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
I have not heard of excessive sweating too be a symptom of reflux. Could there be something else going on? Does she have troubles breathing... is is labored is she aspirating her reflux? Any reason to believe she has sleep apnea? Is her weight good?
Sep 06, 2011
ljoy_22
I know a little boy who was like that. He ended up having his tonsils out... not sure if that helped the sweating, but I know he had reflux also and sweated a lot whenever he slept!
Sep 06, 2011
lorenzomama
Lorenzo b.4/25/07 1 week in NICU w/ aspirate pneumonia from a reflux episode; diagnosed GERD at 9weeks; Used Zantac for 5months. Currently using Chinese Medicine and Craniosacral Therapy. GERD, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Sensory Processing Disorder. Ask me about breastfeeding a refluxer! Pic: day 5 in the NICU.
Excessive sweating during sleep can be one of many symptoms of sleep apnea, though in the absence of other symptoms it can also just be a metabolic individuality thing. Here are some links to more information about sleep apnea:

http://www.sleepapnea.org/

http://www.bcm.edu/oto/grand/121996.html

http://www.stanford.edu/~dement/childapnea.html

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1004104-overview

In general, sweating is the effort of the body to cool itself. You might consider taking her temperature when she isn't sweating, and also when she is -- it could be interesting to see if she already runs a little warm, and then is releasing the excess heat as she goes through metabolic processes via sweating. My son, who has apnea episodes awake and asleep, rarely sweats, but his body temperature is normal around 96, so it takes a lot to get him hot enough for his body to feel the need to cool itself. You might also just consider taking her temperature at various set times of the day and night, to get to know what the usual rhythms of temperature are for her, because we all fluctuate throughout a 24 hour period and during various activities.

Sep 07, 2011
jeddsmommy
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: www.caringbridge.org/visit/jedd
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