Posted By Posting
Oct 24, 2011
Mom to two refluxers. DS 4.5 years, on prevacid since 5 weeks. Trial wean this Intolerant of dairy and soy DD born Nov 2010. Currently on zegerid. Had stomach malrotation & surgery at 9 months. Avoiding dairy/soy with her while BFing.
Back to GI with 4 year old
Oh, the reflux roller coaster! Anyone have an older child on reflux medications?

My 4 year old has been off prevacid for 3 months. I thought he was doing great til about a month ago. He started getting up extra early and not returning to sleep. Which is not normal for him. Cranky behavior during the day. The past 2 weeks he has been waking up early and telling me his stomach hurts. he is saying his belly button and chest hurts. He will describe the pain as "a volcano bubbling hot lava or my blood boiling". I have never prompted this type of talk about pain. To me is sounds like how one would describe reflux pain. But I hate always thinking any time he complains it is reflux related. I did do mylanta and tums at it seemed to help a little.

I took him to the pediatrician and she told me to restart the prevacid and take him back to our GI doctor. I am so nervous to restart medications. I just want answers on what is wrong. Is it reflux? Is it something else? Is it behavioral? I don't want the rebound acid of going on and off.

I know GI wants to do a scope if they suspect reflux as he has never had one. I will most likely call them tomorrow and talk to a nurse about restarting meds or what they think. Ugh. I know there could be worse things but it has just been a roller coaster the past 4 years dealing with these issues.

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