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My 9 year old daughter appears to have acid reflux and is on increasing doses of Zantac to try to get symptoms under control. She also has a variety of other (fairly) recent conditions such as hearing loss (cookie bite, mid-range...hearing loss fluctuates from -50db in 1k,2k to normal range - left ear most affected) "ice pick" severe headaches which last typically 20 secs but are excruciating -- these occur 2-10x per month.) Headaches occur close to ear(s) but towards face (other causes of headaches ruled out - eyes / dental) No MRI yet. She gets upper chest pain, chronic sore throats (which often turn into strep) She is constantly clearing her throat which is chronically irritated. She often has so much mucus in her throat that it obstructs her breathing (which is terrifying)
She woke up with hearing loss in September - she complained that she couldn't hear at all out of left ear. Hearing fluctuates. 4 audiology tests have given different ranges of loss -- all in 1k and 2k with left ear more significant. Last test showed normal range, but a week later she complained again of loss of hearing. I'm being told that these things aren't related, but my gut is telling me that they are ie: when she forgets to take Zantac, hearing loss seems more pronounced or she gets severe headaches. Can any one offer any advice? How do I help her. Are there any studies showing a link or am I crazy?
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