To make a long story really really short - my DS is 9 months and has always been a really fussy baby. He is still, in general, very fussy and unpredictable. He is growing really well and meeting all milestones and he does have long stretches during the day (most days) when he is very happy, playing, and seems normal. Yet in general, we are still at our wits end waiting for it (fussiness) to "get better" which is what everyone keeps telling us. We feel like when he is in his fussy mode, we have no idea what he wants or how to make him happy. He is fussy a good portion of the day on most days.
The pedi suggested it could possibly be due to reflux. I thought of this too but felt it was unlikely because I've read a lot about it and he really does not have any of the common or classic symptoms. He doesn't have any trouble eating solids and he does really well on his back and tummy and doesn't wake up crying at night. He has rarely ever spit up even when he was younger. He definitely meets some of the criteria for being a "high needs" type baby so maybe this is just his personality. The fussing seems totally unrelated to when he eats solids or nurses. He has always been breastfed and never had formula. He has never had any real symptoms of being intolerant to anything in my milk.
Has anyone else had a really really fussy older baby and then treated for reflux and had things improve?