Liquid prevacid for infants

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For many years, GER [Gastroesophageal reflux] during infancy and childhood was thought to be a consequence of absent or diminished LES tone [lower esophageal sphincter, which is sometimes also referred to as the Cardiac Sphincter due to its proximity to the heart]. However, studies have shown that baseline LES pressures are normal in pediatric patients, even in preterm infants.
and only when it gets bad enough that they find a DX then they all say, OH YEAH you were right! My 17yr old was on Prevacid for a few years and recently they found out it was all Gallbladder related and her GB was removed after a HIDA Scan showed only 4% function!!!!!! Was that the test your little daughter had? I am so sorry .. it is long and must have been hard for her to endure. They thought my dd had IBS for a long time and blamed it all on that ..
First was on Pepcid which stopped working after 2 weeks, then onto Prilosec for a week which did nothing, now I'm on Prevacid 30mg for the past 2 weeks and it doesn't seem to be doing anything. In fact I feel worse. I will see dr in 2 days, but don't know what to ask for. More tests? Did they miss a gallstone? Do I need a different med - like Nexium or aciphex? I was told it may take a few months for these to work, but I'm getting horribly depressed and scared something is terribly wrong.
Right now he is on Prevacid for it. The Prevacid helps with the burning but it doesn't stop him from spitting up. I would definately mention it to your pediatrician. At first they tried to thicken his feedings with rice, but that didn't work. So now he takes the Prevacid and we also use Simply thick to thicken his bottles. The NICU nurses said that breast milk is very thin. We also saw a Gastrointerlogist b/c he had upper GI and a suck swallow test done in the hospital. He was a mess...
He stopped spitting up right after his endoscopy (7 mos old). Avoid Prevacid, the liquid formula is milk based. For the rice cereal, use either Earth's Best or Beechnut. Gerber's rice has soy in it. We used to put rice cereal in his bottles to add bulk to his formula but it didn't help. It's often suggested though so it must work for some. It sounds like your son is in pain, I really think the Neocate is the place to start. It's expensive but your sanity is worth it.
Wake him when you need to for feeds, and see how it goes for a couple of days. Trust your intuition, though. If this is bugging you and really seems out of the ordinary for him, get him checked out.
The Zantac should be working in a few days, I think. If you can swallow it. They do make a liquid for babies.... I would insist that the FNA be done NOW! Why are they making you wait for a procedure that may rule in /out cancer? If it was a member of the ENT's family, it would already be done. AARRGGHH!! I hope some of this helped. I think I pretty much echoed the above 2 posts with a little extra on the side. Find another doctor for second opinion- bottom line!
It causes me to have spasm coughing and if I cannot control this to 3 or 4 coughs my windpipe closes over making it hard to breath in or out. The last one about 2 years ago stopped me breathing in and out completely for 10 to 15 seconds and I thought I had bought it. The spasm cough causes it all and when it goes away (usually 4 to 5 days) things are relatively normal although a normal cough stays with me for weeks after.
And honestly I would suggest asking your doc for both Zantac and Prevacid meltaway chews, those 2 combined did wonders for us. However the Prevacid is very expensive. It cost me nearly $200 dollars for a months worth.
I am only eating liquid foods so far. The surgeon asked me to keep taking my Prilosec for a week as a precaution to ensure acid doesn't irritate the surgery site. As others in the forum have indicated, be sure to have the motility test. Mine indicated that my overall esophagal strength was good but my LES was extremely week. I did not have the ph test as there was no question of my reflux - I have had it for > 15 years and have been scoped at least 8 times.
I fasted on water only for 14 days, while 2 others fasted for 40 days. While you are there, you rest mostly, but watch videos and attend live lectures 2-3 times a day. I learned a lot about how the body works when fasting or on a VLCD (very low Calorie Diet). The center I'm referring to only takes patients with Medical conditions to correct. I was defintely one of those, severe case of RA (Rhuematoid Arthritis), but I also lost 16 lbs.
I took some Prevacid for a while and it went away but has recently returned over the past 4 months. This time I have had another ultrasound, bloodwork, urinalysis, chest xray, and a HIDA Scan with ejection fracture, all of which have returned with no answers, showing absolutely nothing! I have an endoscopy scheduled next. I am at a loss as to what is going on and I feel that everyone around me is beginning to think that I am just making this all up!
my son is 35 mths old and we have been having the prob of high fever but in a cycle for at least 4 months.... we have finally been referred to children's st.louis for a possible answer nwxt week. They say it can be a multiple of problems or just toddler high fever wich he will grow out of... we will see.
Hi - I've been having difficulty breathing for at least the last 9-10 years...and it's a daily thing. I am 31 years old, am healthy (exercise almost daily, eat healthily, am not overweight, do not smoke, and only drink socially), and yet I always feel like my breathing is extremely laboured. I constantly yawn to try to catch a satisfying breath.
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