I am new to the gerd forum. My daughter was on medication for acid reflux when she was an infant, but she seemed to grow out of it at around 12 months. Over the last 4 or 5 months she's started having issues again. She gets heartburn a lot, stomach aches and worst of all these violent uncontrollable hiccups that make her lose her breath. At her last well check, about two months ago, the doctor suggested she go on Prilosec for up to a month and that hopefully this would take care of the problem. She stayed on it for about 3 weeks, she hated the taste of it (it was dissolved in sodium bicarbonate) and it only helped a little. After further researching the drug I am not comfortable with putting her back on it. I would like to try a homeopathic route, instead of medicating. Unfortunately homeopathic doctors are hard to come by in my area and the ones that are here don't accept insurance. I'm in NY state and they can't be legally licensed here. I am getting so frustrated. Why is it easier for me to put my 9 year old on drugs than to get homeopathic help?! Anyways, I just bought some probiotics for her yesterday and I'll try that for a month. I've heard that slippery elm can also help. Has anyone had success with these treatments? I have cut out acidic foods, what other foods should I try to eliminate? Have any of you found success with those wedge pillows that keep your head upright at night? We can't raise the whole mattress because my daughter would just end up curling up lower on her bed and she shares a bunkbed with her sister so I'm also afraid that whatever I put under the mattress could come lose and fall on my other daughter. I would appreciate any advise you can give me, thanks!