********* Posted January 20, 2012 Share Posted January 20, 2012 Moose was diagnosed this week with acid reflux. Far as I know, he didn't have it as a baby. He wasn't particularly fussy, and he didn't spit up more than average. But I've been suspecting he's had acid reflux for some time now. I'd say it's been almost a year since the first time I went 'hunh; what he's complaining about sounds like acid reflux'. So I finally took him in to the doctor this week, because he's been consistently complaining about the 'bad taste in his mouth, and bad smell in his nose', plus a sore throat. No cough, congestion, fever, etc. I kinda suspected he was having a bout of reflux, and it was causing him a sore throat. But his throat got so bad that he was CHUGGING water all day long. Then the last straw was he couldn't sleep, and ended up in my room at bedtime, crying and chugging water. Poor guy. Well, the dr checked his urine for sugar just to be safe (because of the chugging water, we wanted to make sure it wasn't diabetes), but it was fine. She agreed it sounded like classic reflux symptoms. She wants him to take a daily pepcid or zantac INDEFINITELY. I did some research, and dh and I are not comfortable with that idea. We have decided to give him Mylanta twice a day for a few days to get the acid under control, and then just give him mylanta when he has symptoms. But I want to help him with some dietary and lifestyle changes. I cut out oj (which is what we suspect caused this most recent bout), and now I'm suspecting his voracious eating of grapes is irritating it, too. I mean, he doesn't gobble grapes all the time, but he LOVES grapes, and if we have a bowl in the fridge, he munches on them whenever he wants. I'm starting to think maybe that's irritating his reflux. Any other ideas? I'm not willing to cut out chocolate for him, at least yet. I see that as one of the joys of life, :D, and would hate to restrict that unnecessarily. I mean, right now I don't suspect it's one of his triggers, but I know it's a common one. He doesn't like tomatoes (besides ketchup sometimes). What have you found that triggers your child's reflux? What have you found that helps? For example, I'm going to try and get him to drink some chammomile tea. TIA! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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