My daughter is 8 and has been under the care of a gastroenterologist for almost 3 years. She has stomach episodes that occur mainly late at night and consist of extreme abdominal pain, sweating, nausea and end with throwing up 2-3 times. It is an extremely small amount, never contains food and sometimes looks like bile. Episodes last about 6 hrs on average. She has had EVERY test. They have her on a low-fat/no-fat diet. Similar to IBS diet. We kept a food journal on her for 2 years. No real patterns with the exception of cheese possibly. We switched her to only no fat cheese (and even then only occasionally consuming it). She has not had an episode in 4 months now. She drinks skim milk but does not seem to have a problem with regular milk. I've tried to research ingredients in regular cheese as opposed to fat free. What ingredients in reg cheese could be causing these horrific episodes?? They also put her on 2 adult doses of prevacid daily, to which she developed a rare sun allergy. We have been weaning her off 1 of the doses as I do not believe it is helping her anf she can't play outside without burning up even with a 65 sunblock applied properly.
I'm trying find out if she may have an allergy to something like annato, which does not seem to be in the fat free cheese we've tried. Anyone have anything similar?? It's so frustrating not having answers.