My daughter's been treated for GERD for the past year or so. We haven't tried any homeopathic remedies, but we have done other things like giving her smaller meals, not feeding her right before bedtime, eliminating lactose. The only thing that gave her real relief was dexilant, a pretty powerful ppi. She's been on it for about 5 months. We go for our follow-up visit next week.
I think my daughter's reflux issues got really bad when she started puberty. I think the hormonal changes make the reflux worse. She's 11.5 and isn't menstruating yet, but I can still track her good days/bad days on a monthly calendar.
We eventually had an upper endoscopy done. The DR didn't see any erosive changes in her esophagus or any gastritis, but he did find microscopic inflammation in the duodenum. I have an inflammatory bowel disease, so it's possible this is what's causing my daughter's pain, too. We'll see.
48 yrs old, IBD diagnosis in spring '01. Proctitis, gastritis, ileitis.
Currently taking Pentasa (3g/day), Sulfazine (1.5 g/day), Prevacid, folic acid, vit. D (2K iu), flax seed oil (2 tsp/day), mesalamine enema as needed.