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Consistant Vomitting

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  • Posted By: Jessica Racek
  • October 31, 2009
  • 05:36 PM

My niece is going on 3 years old now she has been throwing up once or twice a month they have thought it could be anything from acid reflux to the flu she has had MRI's done.... Finally they came to the conclusion that she was having seizures and told us that if that medicine did not stop the vomitting then nothing would.... Well it has been 3 months since she started the meds and has had 4 or more out breaks and been taking to the ER several times... We are at a loss at what to do from here... She has gone to specialists.......PLEASE HELP US

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  • My niece is going on 3 years old now she has been throwing up once or twice a month they have thought it could be anything from acid reflux to the flu she has had MRI's done.... Finally they came to the conclusion that she was having seizures and told us that if that medicine did not stop the vomitting then nothing would.... Well it has been 3 months since she started the meds and has had 4 or more out breaks and been taking to the ER several times... We are at a loss at what to do from here... She has gone to specialists.......PLEASE HELP US Try completely removing wheat and dairy from her diet. I am allergic to wheat and vomited almost every night after supper until I stopped eating gluten (barley, oats, wheat, and rye)
    cozynana 39 Replies
    • November 2, 2009
    • 08:28 PM
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  • hi do have a futher look into thisKetotic hypoglycemia is a medical term used in two ways: (1) broadly, to refer to any circumstance in which low blood glucose is accompanied by ketosis, (2) in a much more restrictive way to refer to recurrent episodes of hypoglycemic symptoms with ketosis and, -----------often, vomiting, in young children. -----------The first usage refers to a pair of metabolic states (hypoglycemia plus ketosis) that can have many causes, while the second usage refers to a specific "disease" called ketotic hypoglyemiayou do need to ask your doctor
    charmaine petzer 176 Replies
    • November 3, 2009
    • 02:01 PM
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  • It is not likely hypoglycemia/ ketoacidosis related. For this you would expect increased urine output and significant mental dysfunction. A child's brain at that age is responsible for 70-80% glucose utilization at any time. Even small disturbances in blood glucose are noticed this way and thus hypoglycemia is ruled out. Also your statement about seizures is vague, can you elaborate on this. Is she exhibiting classic seizure behavior "with" the vomiting (ie. full body convulsions, loss of ocular control, lips turning blue etc)? Or is she only vomiting and she has been given a diagnosis of seizures as the cause of the vomiting, with no other abnormalities present in the vomiting episodes?Secondly are they significant vomiting episodes? ie lots of volume and visible abdominal contractions forcing vomiting, or rather, is it just vomit that seems to come out of her mouth without any real volume or speed? If it is the latter only then its just an issue with the cardiac sphincter (little valve at the top of the stomach that keeps stomach contents from moving back up the esophagus) and is not a serious issue. If this is the case, very small meals frequently to keep stomach contents low will help. So there's a few ideas, see what makes sense then post again.
    Croatiamedstudent 32 Replies
    • November 3, 2009
    • 05:34 PM
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