Prilosec and infant reflux

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Avatar n tn If she seems healthy and is gaining weight I wouldn't worry. My neice had reflux also and took meds until about 8 months of age. she's nine now, healthy and happy.
Avatar n tn Mine started a year ago and sound simiar to yours. I take prilosec which I don't like because it causes bloating and I feel prevents some nutrients from food to absorb properly. I take Mylanta or Maalox which works well. Im due for a test next tuesday where they take a camera down my throat. Mine started out like yours but got worse before i thought I was having some kind of heart attack and went to emergency room.
Avatar n tn Infants and toddlers that have reflux issues may have speech delay...and should work with a ST..... And it could be that ur child associates the bottle with not feeling well and could be y he/she will not take it....try pedialite in a cup with a straw and see if they take that.....but since this developed after the 6 month shots, there may have been something in the mix that caused the flare up.
Avatar n tn With in the past two years I have taken her off of any meds as I have learned what causes her reflux to flare up. She will still have some episodes here and there.But my main concern is her weight gain with this ever since age 3 she has kept all her weight in her belly and she is now 74 lbs and just under 4 feet tall now dont get me wrong she is a big girl (her dad is 6'7 and i am 5'8) .But she has a prutruding belly...
544341 tn?1234992477 He has a lot of developmental delays (you can read my post which is 2 or 3 down from yours and our dialogues and the very last one posted by me is more on his story) and would be up SCREAMING at night and coughing. It was the reflux. We didn't sleep for about a year and a half. I was taking him to the doctor every day saying "He's up coughing and screaming ALL night and somthing is wrong." Finally, they sent us to a GI doc and a pulmonologist.
Avatar n tn There is tons of info available on It's geared specifically towards infant reflux and it was an eye opener for me. It also has forums where you can chat with mommies who are going/gone through the same thing. It was a life saver for me b/c I thought I'd lose my mind with DD. Hope he gets better soon.
Avatar f tn Silent reflux is awful. It can do more pain/harm then regular bcz it isn't coming up and out but is making the esohpagus raw. I'd cry out in pain too! You are your son's advocate .... I am so glad you found this community to speak for him so we can help you with some ideas. UPRIGHT SLEEPING SEMI RECLINED: There is a tucker sling that many use. It is used in hospitals and helps .. http://www.tuckersling. I'm not promoting this or trying to sell this item ..
Avatar n tn Not sleeping more than 3 hours a night is pretty little, mine needed 9 or more hours at that age, and a nap too. GERD (gastroesophageal reflux) could certainly cause those symptoms, and axid and reglan often help. Zantac is another medicine in the class of medicines like axid, histamine type 2 receptor blockers that can help. Proton pump inhibitors like prilosec or prevacid can help as well. Good luck!
Avatar f tn She was put on several meds, and eventually we stuck w/ liquid Prilosec, made at a compounding pharmacy. The medication is clear in color, but they do put a flavoring agent in it. I noticed that often times, even hours after she takes it, if she spits up from a feed, there will be globs of purple in the spit up. After speaking to the pharmacist, I found out that the flavoring is a light purple color, but the medication appears clear b/c there is such a small amount in it.
Avatar n tn He did great on Neocate. He's also had the upper GI and endoscopy. He was given Prilosec and Zantac. He's 15 mos now and still on Prilosec. Zantac didn't help. 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.
Avatar n tn My son was diagnosed with reflux when he was an infant. He was on prilosec until the age of 2 1/2 and couldn't be taken off of it before then. He would start refluxing again. He was put on zantac for about a period of 3 mths when he was maybe 3 because he was sticking his hands down his throat and had a lot of stomach trouble. He has not been on any medication since then.
1222635 tn?1366399886 should i use a different formula (like maybe similac reduced spit up?) or if it truly is reflux and shes eating for comfort and spitting up from overfeeding what do i do? the doctor didn't seem concerned about that possibility so now i need yalls help. please; any suggestions are welcome because idk what to do.
Avatar f tn Originally they couldn't decide if it was colic or reflux but he was vomitting the hypoallergenic formula, so it's definitely reflux. He's on Zantac and I'm hoping that we dont have to make too many med changes.
168348 tn?1379360675 She got much worse on the Prilosec, and then I figured out it has dairy lactose in it. We put her on compounded Prevacid, and suddenly she got better. She was dairy intolerant and I'm sure that the lactose bothered her. I've heard a lot of mom's say the same thing, even though their doctors tell them it's not possible. It's too bad that they aren't making the Prevacid powder packets anymore, because they were dairy-free. I hope your little one feels better soon!
Avatar m tn Hello, My 9 month daughter has had a tilted head intermittently for the past 1 1/2 months. It has always been to the right and seems to last for a week and then goes back to normal. She is on her 3rd time of having it tilted. When she is reaching forward it seems to straighten up but when she is sitting or on her tummy, it is tilted. She also shakes her head side to side like "no" when she is tired, excited or done eating.
Avatar n tn My doc ran a bunch of tests, ultrasound, Upper GI, blood tests and they all came back negative. He put me on Prilosec and wants to say that that has "cured" me. But as I told him, I haven't eaten enough in weeks for me to be able to say that the pills are working. He wants me to slowly add food back into my diet. I've been living on Bagels & crackers and water. This past weekend, I did eat different foods. And on Tuesday morning, I was sick as a dog.
Avatar f tn I had an open Nissen 24 years ago as an infant to correct a hiatal hernia and theoretically my GERD. It seems I had almost all the side effects possible while growing up. I've never been able to vomit, swallowing can be quite difficult and painful sometimes, and I'm quite gassy with no easy way to relieve it (can't belch). However, up until about 6 years ago, I was GERD-free. About six years ago, I started to notice a little heartburn which has escalated to sometimes quite severe pain.
Avatar n tn She is on nutramigen formula, prilosec and carafate, she was on reglan but had side effects from it and we tried prevacid but she hated the taste and projectile vomited when we gave it to her. She has a squeal like breathing, not a seal like breathing. She has had croup, but this is not croup.
Avatar n tn There are infant probiotics on the market and they have been tested against Mylicon with good results for the probiotics.
169867 tn?1327602254 I never thought I'd put my child on daily reflux meds, but we started two weeks ago and the change in him is remarkable. Good luck to you and little Blaise.
Avatar n tn As far as the infant goes, I would wait and see what happens. My best friend's daughter had this problem as an infant, and it self-corrected around nine months of age.
Avatar f tn Prilosec is a medicine known as a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) that is used to treat stomach and duodenal ulcers (ulcers in the upper intestine), heartburn and symptoms associated with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and to treat and maintain healing of erosive esophagitis (inflammation and ulceration of the esophagus [the tube that connects your mouth and stomach]).
1194973 tn?1385507504 So I've been prescribed Omeprazole (Generic of Prilosec) for Gastritis and Acid Reflux, and checked it out today and it says I shouldn't use it while nursing. I'm going to the doctors tomorrow, and will also be asking him about it then, but will it actually do any harm to my daughter? I've been taking 20 mg for around 5-6 days now. He knew I was nursing when prescribing it as well. Is this a risks/benefits thing, or will I have to completely stop taking it?
Avatar dr m tn If you’re susceptible to sleep-breathing problems at all (most modern humans are to some degree), any degree of inflammation in the throat will cause further swelling, starting up a vicious cycle that brings up more stomach juices into the throat, which causes more obstructed breathing and stomach juice reflux. It’s important to realize that whatever comes up from your stomach includes not only acid, but also bile, digestive enzymes, and bacteria.
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar n tn my 7 year old son woke up one morning nearly 3 months ago coughing up bright red blood he did this several times that day the next day approx 12 times then a handful of times the next few days The blood was always bright red and in vast quantities,soaking approx dozen nappy liner type cloths each time He had black poo as well for a few days He had an episode of coughing up blood 2 1/2 years ago but not as severe After the coughing up blood he was complaining of headaches, dizziness,his blood pre
Avatar n tn When he was a baby he didn't sleep at all until they put him on prilosec. And I have talked with people who have acid reflux and they say they don't sleep at all when it's acting up, laying down makes it hurt worse.
Avatar n tn his esophagus is very sensitive and it doesn't take much for it to happen again. He has battled SEVERE food allergies since he was an infant, and I can't help but think that this has made his entire digestive tract more sensitive and fragile.
Avatar n tn My daughter is 19 months old and has had a reflux problem since birth. She has been on Zantac and Propulsid for the past 19 months with no signs of helping. : She just had an upper endoscopy and a biopsy showed that she had esophagitis. What exactly is this and how serious is this to treat? She is now on Prilosec for this : problem. She is still vomiting and when she does, she is bringing up foods from the previous day and they aren't digested much.
Avatar n tn I even no people that seen a specialist and was recommended in giving cereal in a bottle to stop the reflux, and also read web sites that back this up. If it's so dangerous why do they make feeders for this and different nipples. I could not find your websites all I found was one on strokes and preg.