If the meds aren't working, more than likely you're facing allergy issues as well. Now for some kids, getting rid of the allergens will get rid of the reflux, isn't the case for all. Eliminating the allergens is what made the meds work for Evan (he was on meds till 21 mos). I did the Sears elimination diet (w/ some changes b/c we knew some things that already bothered him) and the meds worked like a charm finally. I had a happy baby who was gaining weight etc. He was 11 mos old then and was only allowed bm, Neocate formula (I have supply issues and we had to supplement) and plain white rice. I weaned him at 12 mos and he stayed on the formula and rice till 15 mos and we started food all over again w/ him, one at a time. It took a long time, but he was a new child. He did great on the Prevacid. Prevacid does have medical grade lactose in it though and Ilana reacted to it. She did great on Axid though and it's cheaper than Prevacid. Also be sure you're asking your DR for samples when you go in. Ours was great when we tried Ilana on it since we were still waiting for insurance stuff to kick in etc, they really stocked us up (or was that Evan, either way). Ilana was only on meds for 6 mos, but I had to be dairy, soy, and egg free and should've been wheat free too but she wasn't having visible sx, hind sight is 20/20. Good luck.
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1/28/09 at 12:56pm