My 6 year old daughter has recently been diagnosed with GERD and started on Ranitidine, twice a day. Her dosage was low (the pharmacist said so), and so just this morning we increased it to a hopefully more effective dose. When she first started it at the lower dose, I found that the medication would reduce her belly pain almost instantly but she was still complaining intermittently (but several times a day) about that "weird feeling in my throat".
So, we started the higher dose today but so far she is still complaining a bit about the weird feeling in her throat.
Any insights? How effective is Ranitidine typically speaking? And what else can we do? She's taking probiotics and eating a good solid diet of whole foods. Over the past few weeks she has been obsessed with "gymnastics" and has been spending much of her time upside down, so I have encouraged her to remain mostly upright until this is resolved. Seriously though, I just want it resolved already. Hate seeing my baby in pain.