Need help with 19 year old son

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judy3
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   Posted 11/24/2008 9:19 AM (GMT -6)   
He has been complaining for a while that he has no strenght, and I kept on thinking he is stressed with school.....anyhow he came home from school and he was hickuping for hours and has shortenss of breath , we took him to our pediatirican and he gave him Maalox, it does help but he needs to take it constantly, he needs to go back to school and I wonder if there is a pill out there so he can keep in his pocket, I also think he panicks when he feels weired, any suggestions would be appreciated

CathyA
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   Posted 11/24/2008 10:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Has he had any testing?
Sounds like his vagus or phrenic nerves are getting irritated from something. Does he drink alot of carbonated drinks? I think I would look at his diet and try to cut back on carbs. But I think he needs to see a big boy doctor. hahaha No offense! I found that when I still took my older teens to the pediatrician, he just was't up to speed on adult problems. Good luck to your son.

yuckygut
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   Posted 11/27/2008 2:04 AM (GMT -6)   
If he is short of breath, I would get that checked out again, especially if his symptoms persist. Better to be safe than sorry, then if he gets a diagnoses of GERD, you can get a prescription from your doc and then follow up with treating symptoms or using natural remedies.

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