Reflux..better and not better
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|Thu, 04-30-2009 - 7:34pm|
I posted two weeks ago about starting Madeline on Prevacid for what the Dr.'s thought was reflux. I was hesitant but did so.
It took about a week, but we started seeing progress. She seemed happier during the day, wasn't screaming as much, and overall, seemed much calmer.
However, she has become much more sensitive to sleeping, particularly on her back. Madeline used to be a great sleeper. Now, she is up 3-4 times per night. What concerns me more is that after feedings now, she will wake up and actually shriek, arch her back, and kick out. You can tell she is in pain. She will do this for a while. It is very difficult to get her back to sleep sometimes. I have tried keeping her elevated for 20 minutes or so after feeding--but shortly after I put her down, particularly in the evenings, she starts this behavior.
My concern is that she NEVER did this before the prevacid. I thought it was just because she was actually spitting up now (she had not before) and maybe it was irritating her. But, I am confused because at times, she seems like she is in more pain than before (during these episodes) but overall, seems better.
We have our 4-month appt tomorrow where we have to decide where to go from here and whether to seek assistance from a ped. gastroentologist. I wanted to get some feedback as to your thoughts and experiences--anyone had anything simliar happen after starting meds?
As always, thanks for your support!