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10 year old suffering HELP????

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 17, 2006
  • 06:34 PM

My daughter is 10 1/2 years old. These symptoms started December 2005 after lots of visits to Pediatrician and Gastronolgist she was put on Prilosec otc for 2 weeks and had been fine since March 2006. The pain has come back and Prilosec didn't help this time. For the last 2 months she wakes up every morning at 5am with a stomach ache always around her belly button then will vomit 5-10 times, sometimes more ( always saliva) doesn't eat breakfast and then goes to school. She is usually feeling better by 10am. Also she is feeling better for lunch and Dinner but tends to fill up very quickly. We have had lots of blood work, stool samples, and urine cultures and everything always comes back fine. (We are even seeing a therapist in case this is not medical) She is scheduled for an endoscopy tomorrow. And I'm hoping we find something, it is so hard to see her so upset in the morning. But other than not feeling well in the morning she is happy the rest of the day. If anybody has any suggestions or has had this problem and found out what it is please let me know.

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  • "Gastropareisis - which causes vomiting, nausea, uncomfortable feeling after eating even a very small meal."Maybe thats the problem with prolonged symptoms that dont start until morning. An endoscopy sounds like a very good idea. Ask your Gastronolgist doctor about the endoscopy.- Nicolas
    Maddawg 7 Replies
    • November 22, 2006
    • 00:06 AM
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  • My grandson of about this age suffered from various abdominal pains over several years. When I visited he was often happy, playing and doing what children do. But my daughter described his problems in the morning before going to school (I don't know if there was actual vomiting as you describe) but he was sometimes out of sorts emotionally as well. Recently he couldn't sleep all night and complained of abdominal pain. She called to ask me if she should take him in to the doctor. He had had numerous visits to the doctor in the past where they tested him for allergies and all kinds of things and suggested counselling which he did get. This particular morning she thought it was different. This time he had not slept all night nor had he eaten. Yes, it turned out to be acute appendicitis and he was rushed to surgery. Following the surgery she said he did remarkably well and seemed to be in better spirits than he had been in years. She wondered if something had been going on with his appendix for the previous years that had gone undiagnosed because of the subacute symptoms. Maybe you could look for things that support the appendix and other digestive processes.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 23, 2006
    • 09:02 PM
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