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MY son of 11 (a former preemie) has suffered with reflux since he was still on the special care unit. We were told it was infact reflux which he'd grow out of and given infant gaviscon. He didnt grow out of it as a baby so he was given ranitidine and domperidone at around 6 months old. This never really did a great deal so he was put on omeprazole as a toddler. JUmp forward several years, and he still suffers. He's had 2 endoscopies, a barium ,ph study (as a baby) , also had coeliac test last summer. He currently takes 40mg omeprazole daily and has now had to have GAviscon Advance added in a month ago. He's due to see his paed locally in 10 days or so, but I dont know what else they can/ will offer him. I'm not overly happy about his long term use of omeprazole, but dont know of an effective alternative. He also has asthma, rhinitis which he has cetirizine daily for. He seems to have more of a cough recently and although doesnt have as much pain since the dose increase, I do wonder whether the cough might be linked. Poor child also has migraine for which he has pizotifen each night and cyclic vomiting syndrome which is linked to the migraine.(Dont want to jinx anything but that seems better at the moment). So, he's not a straightforward case at all. He was recently discharged from his gastro dr last month because the coeliac endoscopy showed no damage - thank goodness we have a nice general paed who's looked after him since birth. Any thoughts/ ideas?
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