My ten year old daughter has been 'sick' recently and I am thinking that many of her problems are puberty related. She plays competitive hockey and gets excruciating headaches after play - hydrating her doesn't seem to be working. And most recently she has been complaining of stomach cramps which she describes and her gut getting twisted inside out.
She can be somewhat dramatic so I tended to ignore it at first. With the chronic gut issues I began to think that perhaps she is experiencing premenstrual syndromes. I personally have no issues myself so this was new to me. I purchased some Pamprin and gave her a tablet and she told me it certainly helped; given her 'drama' at times, when she asked how long this would help I told her at least a day. Within 5 hours she told me that she was hurting again, which leads me to think that perhaps something premenstrual is going on.
If this is prementrual, how long would these symptoms last? And should I be giving her such medication? She is quite tiny. I have made an appointment with her physician but we will not see him for another two weeks so if anyone can help out and/or advise what to ask the physician I would appreciate it!
Answer by LostSoul88 at 10:39 AM on Jan. 31, 2013
Answer by charlotsomtimes at 10:47 AM on Jan. 31, 2013
Answer by jerseydiva at 11:16 AM on Jan. 31, 2013
Answer by mompam at 2:58 PM on Jan. 31, 2013
This is an issue for her doctor. It could be serious. Take her to the doctor. She may be having digestion problems which in some cases cause headaches and nausea. Good luck.
Answer by booklover545 at 11:54 AM on Feb. 2, 2013
Answer by lullaby572 at 1:45 PM on Feb. 2, 2013
Answer by spiritguide_23 at 10:26 PM on Feb. 2, 2013
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