I've read through the new replies on my phone since I can't seem to find a time to open up the computer, so I apologize if I miss something! I'm going to go back over them once the little ones are a bit more calm (like 2014, lol).
Right now she is taking Prevacid 2x daily (15mg morning and 15mg evening). She has been doing this for 12 days now. During the day time she seems to be very similar in symptoms to my other DD who had reflux (cept DD2 was projectile, not silent), BUT she is soooo fine at night. My last DD was the worst at night.
As far as food allergies...she does seems a little congested all the time, but here is where I get all confused. My last DD was always congested from the contant spitting up that made it's way into her nasal cavity. and she cried then, causing more gas.
So the whole cause/effect thing throws me. Is it reflux & the other things are symptoms of that and we need to stay the course w/ medication options? Is it a food allergy causing everything and I'm dosing her up w/ Prevacid for nothing? She is on day 5 of infant probiotics as well. Today is day 5 of the elimination diet for me...NOTHING potentially allergenic at all. Clean as clean can be. My hope is that if it is food, there will be SOME noticable difference very soon. I'm tolerating the diet okay, mainly because I'm too worn out to really care.
Her poop seems pretty normal. Yellow, she doesn't seem uncomfortable prior to pooping, but she only goes every 4-6 days...not a daily pooper.
Tuesday will be 2 full weeks on Prevacid and a full week on the elimination diet and probiotics. I'm praying we have an answer.
I do know that her non-nursing random screaming fits are gas/gut related. Maybe more than one thing going on? It just makes me sad that she is never content. She never just sits there happy. Even when she is not crying for a period of time, it requires a sling, binky and walking about. I feel like she is missing out on discovering the world as she is upset so often.
Note- the last 24hrs have been near "normal" nursing patterns. If nothing else, having a day like that makes me feel good.