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Continual vomiting/nausea/constipation

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  • Posted By: worriedmum
  • December 20, 2006
  • 09:14 PM

My daughter is 16 years old. 3 weeks ago she became very lethargic with constant headaches (not severe). Several days later she began to vomit with continual nausea and was fatigued. At first we thought it was gastric, but there was no diarhea - the next day apart from being extremely tired the vomiting/nausea had subsided. That night she experienced numbness and tingling up the right side of her body. It seemed to travel from her leg up her body. When she woke me her right arm was heavy and she could hardly move it. As I spoke to her, she said it was travelling to her face, and her speach became slurred. We went up to the hospital, she had a CT scan and blood tests but nothing showed as irregular. The vomiting and nausea began after this and has been with her ever since. We have since been to the hospital another couple of times to get rehydrated and have more blood tests. She has not been passing any bowel motions and her periods are late (due when these symptoms began). The blood tests have all come back negative, blood pressure is normal, and there is no fever. After the first 1 1/2 weeks the vomiting usually begins with severe headaches between 2am and 4am, this is followed by nausea, fatigue and by mid afternoon she is feeling quite good. Yesterday she did not vomit at all and was feeling well enough to eat and go Christmas shopping (a remarkable improvement), but today she is vomiting and nauseous again. She doesn't vomit food, just bile & gastric juices. The doctors have referred her for psychiatric analysis. But they haven't even touched the surface with tests etc they don't seem interested. Any ideas??????:confused:

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  • oh my God... Since I was 14 i've been battleing the same unexplainable episodes for years. I am 20 now. It starts out with a pain in my stomach, then the vomiting starts. My bowls won't move and it messes with my period. Sometimes the episodes are very near to my period. An episode can last up to 10 or more days, but sometimes its a day or two out of the week. I've been hospitialized many times. Its very strange and no doctors can find anything! All gastric and other tests inculding blood work never show anything. Doctors tell me that its Post Tramitic Stress disorder, but that is a load of crap. I know that there is something medically wrong. Doing my own research, i found something called Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome. Look into that. Also, about the numbness she is experienceing, that is a painc attack. Her body knows something ins't right and that is how it reacts. I know this because its happened so many times to me. Please email me about this I can help you. lyla_monique@yahoo.com
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 30, 2006
    • 08:35 AM
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  • I have suffered the same symptoms, and sometimes hospitalized for it. They have it down to this: It's a hormonal imbalance and since your daughter is 16, her hormones have kicked in and somehow it is unbalancing her whole system and turning into a hard case of IBS! Irrable Bowel Syndrome... I've had all tests and even a colonoscopy which were normal. But, once my thyroid gland showed low count and that's when they said it's a hormonal imbalance and stress factors too! Is she under any pressure besides the symptoms themselves! Take her to a good Gastro doctor, or even a gyno doc who specializes in H.R.T. Hormone Replacement Therapy! I notice it happens to me a few days before the period, if I eat something bad, or I am under a lot of stress at school or work! Keep trying and if you need anything else, just answer this post. Good luck!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 30, 2006
    • 05:52 PM
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  • "she experienced numbness and tingling up the right side of her body. It seemed to travel from her leg up her body. When she woke me her right arm was heavy and she could hardly move it. As I spoke to her, she said it was travelling to her face, and her speach became slurred"These symptoms indicate a neurological problem. I would recomend that she sees a neurologist and that she has a brain scan (if she already had one bring the results to him)
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 30, 2006
    • 08:46 PM
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  • MRI for sure! Don't be afraid, it will get to bottom of it all! Better still, I know a place that specifically does body scans! She should go for one of those. It's worth peace of mind. I forget she was suffering numbness. Sometimes when you vomit a lot you can pull a nerve. I hurt myself badly in my collar bone area where the nerves are from vomiting and all that entails, so I had to take asprin for the longest time. I did recover after therapy and have since been better. I was hospitalized for the vomiting thing again, but it was only vomitting and high fever. No numbness. Check it all out please.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 31, 2006
    • 04:29 AM
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  • I am only 12 years old & I am vomiting alot, I've had this for about 3 years. My mom takes me to the doctor and he just says 'Well you should try to just drink fluids, but I can't help you with anything.' I need to find a cure because sometimes it distracts me from my school work. I got checked out this week and I had thrown up blood, which has never happend before & came home and got really bad headaches. I need some advice from anyone that has had this and has found a cure for this.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 27, 2008
    • 07:06 PM
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  • Hello all. My daughter had that and I found an amazing help for it-RAW aloe vera juice! You may think it is crazy, but as it was explained to me, just like the gel from the plant soothes the skin from burns etc, so it soothes the digestion too. But, as I read studies about it, it also helps to balance the digestion too. So often, headaches come from digestive issues that are unresolved. I found only one totally raw bottled aloe vera made by Herbal Answers, Inc. I used it myself for other things and it seems to me a great support for a lot of health concerns. I even wrote a blog about how it helped me. If you go to the company's website, you can see if it is something that you might want to try. My daughter drank the Herbal formula and she doesn't get headaches or constipation any more after taking it. I hope this helps!Debra Lee(visit my blog for my health story: http://bayberryorganics.blogspot.com)
    Debra Lee 1 Replies
    • October 29, 2008
    • 04:05 PM
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  • did anyone do a pregnancy test?
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • October 30, 2008
    • 00:24 AM
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  • This is very clearly a-typical migraines that your daughter is experiencing. Symptoms for a-typical migraines are neurological, and I had the exact same experience as your daughter before being diagnosed by a neurologist. Triptans might help her - see a neurologist!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 31, 2009
    • 01:36 PM
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