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#1 of 3 Old 05-05-2013, 09:16 PM - Thread Starter
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My son who is almost 3 has had GERD all his life, I suspect anyway. He spit up alot as a baby and has NEVER slept well. I am not talking about sleeping through the night, I am talking about putting him to sleep at 7 and he will wake every hour til I go to bed and then he tosses and turns all night, sits up randomly from sleeping. He is refusing to sleep in the bed and wants to sit on the couch, he won't lay down on it, he doesn't want to lay down for diaper changes. In the last month he told me he "tastes fire" and to top it off his dentist said his molars have some reflux damage. He takes probiotics but they seem to do nothing, we also have yeast issues and his appetite is poor and he is underweight. We co sleep and I am a wreck from the lack of sleep I have had since he has been born. I knew his sleeping patterns were not normal but I couldn't put my finger on it....also his pedi is useless and I am searching for a new one.

My question is, I bought some digestive enzymes by enzymedica. Here are the exact ones: 


http://www.iherb.com/Enzymedica-Kids-Digest-Chewables-Digestive-Enzymes-Sour-Berry-90-Tablets/39357

 

I didn't realize when I bought them that there is no age requirement listed and there are other things other than enzymes. Do these look safe for a 25 pound 2 year old? I took one to see how they tasted and it hurt my esophagus so bad, but my esophagus is already inflamed (I have GERD too).

They are my last resort before I try giving him Zantac which I really do not want to do. I cut dairy and most sugar out for both of us 8 days ago, I am benefiting but his reflux does not seem better. I am desperate and worried for him : /

 

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Enzymes are safe. I would not expect it to cure the reflux. It hasn't in my experience.

You are describing severe symptoms and a great deal of pain. I actually think you need a PPI (like Priolosec or Prevacid) and I know you won't want to hear that. My son did them for years but he's off now. Use probiotics. But search for cause too.

Are you seeing constipation? That can be a trigger. Any other health issues that might point to a cause?

A sleep study might be a very good idea. Yes, those things might be wholly reflux but they could be sleep apnea too and, actually, apnea can cause reflux. I have apnea and am thin. My son had mild apnea too.

If a PPI doesn't work you may need pediatric GI to look for things like EOS disease. I think it's probably not that.

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