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What is the problem?

Syd is having a horrible time sleeping. She's cranky n tired but wakes up clearing her throat or coughing. She sleeps better in her car seat or my arms...but as soon as u lay her down flat she starts this weird squirming and wakes up. She sometimes has gas n we've used gripe water...but she won't sleep more than 2 hours at night and is up for 3 to 4 . I'm dying from no sleep. Has anyone btdt? We r going to the doctor tomorrow...just curious if anyone has any suggestions?

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We can't lay ours flat either. We have been co sleeping or the bouncy seat. Mine don't spit up alot....but I'm going to ask about reflux next week at their checkup.

I sympathize about the sleep.... I usually only sleep 2-3 hours at a time.

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my friend's baby did that and it was 'silent reflux.' spit up doesn't have to come out, to be coming up...they often swallow it back down. does she arch her back and look uncomfortable? if that is the problem look into the fisher price rock n play sleeper...we have it and love it and it keeps baby elevated.

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Thanks for the ideas. I will drag DH to Target tonight to check out that sleeper thing. We got reflux meds at our appt this AM. She said it would take a couple days to see results. I was SO impressed with this doc. I went in thinking I was going to have to fight to get meds, but after I went through the things we have tried she ordered meds right away. I guess I was suprised she actually listened and validated my concerns. She saw the symptoms just at the visit. Poor syd just looked miserable. I actually liked this doc's vibe so much I think I will use her as Syd's primary care doc when we make our final move over here this summer. I'm really hoping these meds do the trick. My poor 3yo is missing her fully functioning Mommy.....and so am I!

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I'm having the same issue with one of my twins but the medicine the doctor gave us is not working, so now I am wondering if it's a milk intolerance/formula we're using. I just phoned the doctor up now and asked for someone to call me back; we are desperate for sleep. The medicine they gave us is Prilosec but it has to be grounded, which is another thing I don't like because now I'm reading online that if it's not made correctly, it's useless. Sad For now, Finn sleeps in his swing all the time and his bouncer chair, cannot put him flat down.

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"WhiteWolf68" wrote:

The medicine they gave us is Prilosec but it has to be grounded, which is another thing I don't like because now I'm reading online that if it's not made correctly, it's useless. Sad For now, Finn sleeps in his swing all the time and his bouncer chair, cannot put him flat down.

We got a liquid Zantac. It's 1ml 2x a day. The doc said it took a couple days to take effect, so I'm hoping we see progress today.

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Sleep issues are so tough. DD slept terribly for the longest time. A lot of it for us was dairy intolerance and teething which all hit at once it was brutal.

Jennifer - Are you grinding up the medication yourself? There's no reason your pharmacist wouldn't be able to do it for you and keep the potency the same/as close as you're going to get. If that doesn't work, I'd tell your ped about it and see if they can't prescribe something in liquid form.

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The pharmacy did it for us but now I read online that if it's flavored it was not made correctly plus it may expire / go off 14 days after being made. I've left 2 messages for the doctor, still waiting for a call back, think I prefer it if they gave us Zantac maybe. Zantac is what my other son was on when he was born and it worked well.

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Syd FINALLY slept last night with only 2 wakes to feed! She also slept flat for the first time in weeks! Yeah!
Definitely get on your doc and see if you can switch meds.

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Yay!!! That's great!!! Smile

We got new meds, same prescription, but different pharmacy. The doctor was unsure about how the other pharmacy did the "grounding" process so she sent us to a recommended specialized pharmacy. It's about 40 mins away but they deliver via UPS which is great. ::fingers crossed this works::