I have a DD who is 3 months old. From pretty early on, she had the signs and symptoms of reflux and the GP initially put her on Zantac - 1ml, twice a day which seemed to be working for a while, then it seemed to stop working.
I took DD back to the GP, who suggested we put her on Losec - 5mg, twice a day. This also seemed to be working, although much messier to administer.
However, today and yesterdat, and the other odd day here and there, she has been inconsolable. She is bringing up a lot of milk after her feeds and windy too. Nothing seems to calm her down and it's like the more she cries, the more she can't stop herself and just gets worse and worse, to the point where she is hysterical.
It takes me ages to get her off to sleep, which is only ever in my arms, and she's a big baby (7kg) and is killing my back !
Today it took me 30 minutes in my arms walking around with her. She fell asleep finally, then I put her in the cot. I went outside to hang out some washing, came back in and she's going bananas again in her cot.
It's very tiring.
I thought the Losec was supposed to be better than the Zantac ?
Now I don;t know what to do - should I take her back to the GP ? He said last time if the Losec didn't work, that he would give me a referral to a pediatric docotr that specialises in this sort of stuff and they may have to do some sort of invasive investigation to see what's going on.
Now I'm thinking - it's not EVERY day she is hysterical like this. But there's more and more of these days more often.
AT what point do you agree to do the invasive investigation ? What else can I do before we do this ? I mean, how 'bad' does your baby have to be suffering from reflux before you decide to have this done ?
Why isn't the Losec working now ? Some days it seems to work, some days it doesn't.
I'm just hoping that I can ride it out until she is on solids and maybe that will settle her down.
I thought that the invasive procedure would be for babies worse than mine - am I making sense ?
Today she was so bad I just had to put her in her cot and let her cry. She was crying in my arms and I was getting worked up too so I had to put her down and walk out. I felt terrible for doing that too.