Hi @bbhope sorry to hear about your struggles. We went through some difficulties with our little girl and paed diagnosed silent reflux (she's exclusively bf though so slightly different setup to you). Her symptoms were:
- screaming (hours and hours each day) and generally extremely miserable and unhappy
- lots of trouble sleeping and nothing would settle her/calm her
- coughing and congestion
- absolutely hated laying down or being held in cradle position, much happier sitting upright
- lots of hiccups
- arching all the time/ body going stiff as a board in full stretch (in obvious pain)
The symptoms started around 6 weeks and got steadily worse. She started losec around 10 weeks and within a week I had a totally different baby. The main issue was she wouldn't sleep and while she was awake she was miserable. She cried most of the day - and so did I. Life was awful. She's 18 weeks now and I can do things like put her on the playmat for 20 minutes wow!
The reflux support association has a list of all the symptoms here: http://www.reflux.org.au/how-reflux-presents/
If you think it might be reflux it won't hurt to pursue this and trial losec. If there is improvement in about 5 days then you might have your answer. Hoping things get better for you soon.