957 days ago.
Okay, i took my LO to the doctor a few days ago, because he has been having trouble breathing. He cries and can't catch his breath and is always raspy. He also gets choked when eating (I am breastfeeding) and he spits up and projectile vomits. He is 3 weeks old today. The doctor told me he has reflux, and gave me Zantax to give him. The trouble is I can't get him to take the zantax, he gets really upset and screams and spits it out even though I give him the tinest bit at a time. Since I started giving it to him though he now screams for no apparent reason, as if the zantac is hurting his belly. I am keeping his head elevated and have since birth because in the hospital he was gagging and choking on spit up. I also read that this can be caused by foods. It said to cut out milk and acidic foods. I'm allergic to milk so thats already out of my diet. As of yesterday evening (when I read that) I am tomato free and I am not drinking my regular orange juice. Does anyone have any other suggestions? Food allergies run in my family, should I take him and just have him allergy tested??? Please post any comments on my page, thanks in advance.
Bek 30 -
1225 days ago.
Hi girls, just coming back for a read. Their is light at the end of the long tunnel for u all. It is just a matter of finding the right meds that work. My daughter was diagnosed as a severe case of silent relux, and I too was palmed off for weeks as a narotic mother that didn't know the difference between colic and gas...until I found a compassionate dr ( who scared the daylights out of me talking of operations)...She is now a happy boisterous 2 year old. I will give u all a major tip though, when it comes to solids stay away from green vegetables, they contain high levels of acid..also keep baby upright during feeds, and 30mins after feeds, tilt their cots and keep them upright for as long as possiable...and always take help when it is offered, even if it means sleeping while ure mum or sister has the baby...good luck to u all, just stay calm, no matter how tired u all r
1240 days ago.
My son was diagnosed with reflux at 2 weeks of age. He just turned a year old today. It has been a long journey, but we are hoping that he's almost over it. If there are any questions that others may have, you can post them to my page. I will do my best to answer them and hopefully share some helpful tips that we have picked up along the way.
1248 days ago.
my son is 10months old, he was diagnosed with reflux at 3 weeks,ever since he has been on gaviscon in his milk ,domperidone and sma staydown, he now has to have merbentyl as well for the pains and trapped wind. he cant eat solids i have tried time and time again but it jus comes back up and he is left screaming. i had to take him back to hospital the day b4 nye as he had a screaming fit and nothing would calm him,i was told by the dr there that he should have had a follow up wit the paeds due to the meds he is on but he has never had 1 and i was aware he should have had it a long time ago. the dr told me that a paed app wil be sent out and harvey wil be admitted to hospital for 2 days, during whioch time he wil have a feeding tube fitted,and various tests done on his stomach like acid tests etc to see what is goin on in his little tum.as much as i dnt want him to go in i cant wait, its been awful the last 10 months he has been in so much pain, he screams and turns blue its that bad. at times he cant even have his milk, he also cant lie down he has to sleep in his bouncer as thats the only way he can.xxxxxxxxx
1316 days ago.
My son is now 8 months old. Giovanni has spit up more than usual since he was born. I breast fed and everyone felt it was something I was eating. Giovanni stopped breathing and turned blue at 2 months and the ambulance was called. After a Pedi Upper GI it was found that he has GERD. At 4 months I switched him to formula and it has been a battle finding something he can tolerate. I haven't found anything that doesn't make him vomit constantly. I am doing laundry for both of us continually. Poor little guy. Anybody have any advice? Zantac doesn't seem to help him, he still gets acid well up in his throat and it makes his little eyes tear up. I just feel terrible that nothing I do makes it any better and the doctors keep saying he will grow out of it.
daydays mom -
1482 days ago.
if your child is having this issue, or you are told its this dont be satisified with just one thing. Check more things out. I was told my daughter just had acid reflux and i let it go on with meds not working until one day the first of MAY of this year...she had this ACID reflux spell and she turned blue and passed out and stopped breathing...turns out its been seizures all along. so if you got a hunch its more than they say it is DONT be afraid of doing more tests it will be worth it in the long run...I PROMISE!
1561 days ago.
Dayday- it's called Sandifers Syndrome. It goes hand in hand with AR. Once the AR is gone, so will the Sandifers.
1569 days ago.
Well my son's reflux is kicking my butt, I am so mentally and physically exhausted!!! To make matters worse he has Sandifers Syndrome. My son is in pain and I feel very frustrated that I can't take his pain away. He refused the bottle all day long today, he finally drank 4 oz before bed. I hope he gets some relief soon!!!!
1600 days ago.
Well I was so thrilled that my baby seemed to be doing great with zantac and his very expensive hypoallergenic formula, but now all of a sudden 2 days ago his symptoms have come back along with throwing up, which he never did before. I am so frustrated, I don't understand why the reflux stopped and now it's back again all of a sudden! So now I will call the doctor and let her know that his symptoms are back with a vengeance.
The throwing up thing is horrible, I was sitting there while feeding him and then all of a sudden huge amounts of formula came right back up all over the baby and me, this has happened twice now! uuughh I want to cry, again!!
1604 days ago.
I have medication questions. Alright my son in 5 months old and we found out he has silent reflux when he was 2 months old (after an upper gi). So he started out on prevacid 1/2 tablet a day and that helped but he would still be fussy during the night and hardly slept. Then we switched him to prevacid 15 mg 1/2 in am and 1/2 in pm. It helped but still no sleeping. Next we added zantac 1ml 2x's a day. Fussing pretty much went away but still not sleeping. Then last week we went to a specialist and they took him off of the prevacid and zantac and placed him on Zegerid. That medication did horrible things like made him throw up (2 plus oz of milk) and he screamed for 10 min. after I gave it to him. It came to the point where he would spit the meds. out. Now the doctor wants to put him on Nexium. Wondering if anyone has had any experience with Nexium. I read that it isn't FDA approved for children under 12. Also, I heard that Nexium and Prilosec are very simular. Our insurance won't cover any of these meds and it is getting expensive to keep changing them. I am starting to think that the meds. are all the same and I am just going to have to be happy with the small relief my son gets. It is just so hard when he isn't sleeping and I also have a 2 year old I am trying to keep up with. Also we have taken him to the chiropractor and used probotics. If you have any other ideas let me know. I don't know what to do anymore.
1608 days ago.
Hello ladies, I want to thank all of you that responded, you all were a big help. I took Cadence to the doctor yesterday and she prescribe him Zantac and we changed his formula to alimentum. I have already seen a big difference, last night and today he has been so calm, and he is eating like a normal baby should for his age. I am so relieved and I am really happy that the doctor didn't brush it off as colic. I am hoping that this will do the trick for him because reflux is truly a miserable thing for the baby and the parents. Thanks again!
1611 days ago.
Our pediatrician first said that my son just had colic as well. I didn't agree but I thought I'd give it another week because I knew we'd be back in a week for his shots anyway. I'm glad I pressed on the issue because he definitely has reflux. As the mother, we know when something just isn't right with our babies. Keep going back to the doctors until you are satisfied and your baby is back to normal.
1612 days ago.
Hello- I believe that my baby has silent reflux, he cries during feedings, looks like he is in pain, arches his back and doesn't eat that much like he should, this goes on every night and now during the day as well. It is really frustrating to see him like this. 2 weeks ago I told the doc but he brushed it off as colic, but I know it's not just colic, the poor baby can't eat, I am worried he will start losing weight. So I am going to take him to the doctor again this week, and hopefully we can get something to help him. I now dread feedings when I should be enjoying every moment with him, and it really bothers me to see him in pain. This is a horrible thing for babies to go through and I feel for you other mothers going through the same thing.
1615 days ago.
My son was diagnosed with silent reflux 2 days ago. I'm happy we figured out the problem because at least it's a place to start. He was put on Zantac 3 times a day. It seems to be helping because I have my sweet, happy baby back, but it's hard to tell bc he just had his 4 month shots so he could be calm and sleepy because of that. I just pray the Zantac works and we don't have to keep trying to figure out a medicine that works. It is so painful for me to watch him scream in pain through every bottle. He eats as much as a 1 week old baby and he's 4 months. That's awful. Soon we will start to really see him lose weight if we don't get this cleared up. Best wishes to you mothers that are dealing with this as well.
1622 days ago.
I couldn't agree more Angelmom!
1626 days ago.
My daughter was diagnosed with GERD at two months old after many trips to the ER and doctors office. First they gave her Zantac, that didn't work...then they gave her Prevacid...that helped a little. The formula side of it was the part that made the most difference....first she was on Similac Advanced, she was taken off of that and put on Alimentum. The Alimentum didn't show any signs of improvement. I went over her pediatrcians head and made an appointment with a Pedi GI doctor at the Boston Children's Hospital. The Pedi GI put her on Neocate. Since then, she is comfortable, no vomitting, no arching and is a very happy baby!!
If your baby isn't getting relief from the current treatment...remember you are the parent and make the calls!! Be persistant because you are your baby's voice!! It worked for me and my little one!
Bek 30 -
1644 days ago.
My daughter was born with silent reflux, was put on Zantac, came off it at 6 months, and now at 14mths she has it back again and has just started the zantac again..... This is so dreadful!!!!
1659 days ago.
jennifer.. my son was on nutramigen. We just switched to Good Start and he's also doing great on that. The choking is the GERD, not the formula.
1670 days ago.
My baby was diagnosed with gerd yesterday... What is a formula that has worked for everyone? My son takes Enfamil lipil and He spits up all the time, and chokes on it. So, I guess I need to change his formula..