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11 yr. old son suffering from chronic stomach pains

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  • Posted By: r.gray
  • March 6, 2007
  • 06:21 PM

:confused: :( After taking amox. TR-K CLV for 4 weeks for a sinus infection, my 11 year old son started complaining of stomach pains with cramping, nausea, and headaches on and off for a week. The pediatrician gave him nasonex for his sinus infection -since the amox didn't clear it up, as well as prevacid, and lactobacillus, for his stomach.He also takes advair,zrytec, and singulair for his asthma. Then the pain became constant for 5 days, went to emergency room and they took bloodwork, gave him an iv, and took belly x-ray. All tests were normal, no inflamation throughout his system, but the x-ray showed he was completely backed up, even thou he was having bowel movements aprox. 5x's a week. They sent us home with a high fiber diet and 1 TBSP. of Phillips. After a few more days of stomach pains and laying on the couch, his pains subsided, but didn't disappear. He made it through school for the week, and now the intense pain, cramping in his stomach is back. We're into the 4th week of trying to figure this out. We can't get an appt. with a GI for another week since they are completely booked. Please HELP!!!!!

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  • He will probably die since you aren't trying hard enough to get him to a doctor.
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  • I have had bowel problems since I was a little kid, most likely it is IBS. If his pain is relieved by a bowel movement that is the most likely suspect. I have went up to two weeks with no BM and then get terrible stomach cramps and sometimes diarrhea. I spent many hours doubled over. What helps me the most is to eat on a regular schedule. Good healthy food, (natural fiber is best) 3 times a day with lots of fluids. See if that helps before you worry too much. The pain is very intense and has sent me to an ER many times. He is in true pain, but most likely oaky. If this does not resolve look into allergy testing. The antibiotics might have messed up his system and he could be sensitive to some foods. I have also been told with my own kids that a child's intestines take longer to heal than an adult. Hope this helps, it is so hard to see your kids in pain!Betts
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  • I complained like that when i was molested as a child and again when i was bullied. Later on it happened when I was stressed. Sometimes kids complain when something else is going on. After you're done with the tests, see if there is another issue that you are unaware of that is causing him to say he hurts.
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  • my father is suffering with the same symptoms, although he does not have asthma, for about 3 weeks now this has gone on, same tests, no results, my mother and i now think it might be a gall bladder issue. i am going to take him to er and try to get a third opinion.....i read somewhere about Diverticulitis, same symptoms, maybe check it out.
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  • :confused::confused: :( After taking amox. TR-K CLV for 4 weeks for a sinus infection, my 11 year old son started complaining of stomach pains with cramping, nausea, and headaches on and off for a week. The pediatrician gave him nasonex for his sinus infection -since the amox didn't clear it up, as well as prevacid, and lactobacillus, for his stomach.He also takes advair,zrytec, and singulair for his asthma. Then the pain became constant for 5 days, went to emergency room and they took bloodwork, gave him an iv, and took belly x-ray. All tests were normal, no inflamation throughout his system, but the x-ray showed he was completely backed up, even thou he was having bowel movements aprox. 5x's a week. They sent us home with a high fiber diet and 1 TBSP. of Phillips. After a few more days of stomach pains and laying on the couch, his pains subsided, but didn't disappear. He made it through school for the week, and now the intense pain, cramping in his stomach is back. We're into the 4th week of trying to figure this out. We can't get an appt. with a GI for another week since they are completely booked. Please HELP!!!!! Having 5 bm's a week is bordering on constipation - has he always been like this? If so he should be tested for food intolerances - a NAET practitioner is best for this. Please know that amoxocilin can cause gastritis and a host of other GI problems - 4 weeks is a long time to be on this, and lactobacillus is helpful, but may not be enough - please find a PROBIOTIC with SEVERAL strains of beneficial flora, including rhamnosus, brevi, longum, acidophilus... He needs a full stool test to test specifically for clostridium difficile infection. This is a bacterial infection directly caused by antibiotics like amoxocilin...this can cause pseudomembranous colitis - and it is just horrible! Please have him tested for this, as well as candida. Unfortunately, the Western treatment for this is MORE antibiotics :confused: ...I had this problem 4 years ago and chose to be treated with acupuncture and chinese herbs, which cleared this up...but C difficile is a bear, and can come back. It is very important to rebuild his flora with PROBIOTICS. Of course, if his pain gets worse, he should head to the ER... Best wishesDOM
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  • i took antibiotics not too long ago and had severe stomach pains that lasted until about 8 days after i stopped taking them.
    BETH27584 31 Replies Flag this Response
  • check to see if he is lactose intolerant, this can cause mild to severe stomach problems
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