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Is she bulimic? Update.

Posted by Anonymous   + Show Post

Every time after DD eats she pukes. No diet changes, no fevers, no exposure to any known illnesses. 


She acts like she's starving to death and eats so fast, then about 15 minutes later she is throwing up almost everything she has ate.


I don't know if she has an eating disorder or if its from her eating entirely too fast. I've pleaded with her to slow down and take her time eating, but she's ADHD and slowing down anything is practically impossible.

I'm worried about her health, and with her appt being on the 29th it seems like forever away.


Any advice or experience with something like this?


Update:

This morning I gave her smaller portions and sat down with her and practically had to feed her myself to get her to slow down. It worked, she kept breakfast down. Lunch was the same thing, but she did throw up SOME. Not a lot like she has been doing though, so I think that's helping. I'm giving her reeeeeeeeeeeally small portions at each sitting and if she asks for more I give her another small portion. The doctor's office called around and got her in for another doctor two towns over for later this week. I managed to talk to their nurse and she encouraged me to keep this up till the appt and to make sure she's still getting fluids to make up for what she's not able to keep down. They told me I could keep giving her the zofran if I felt like it was helping and stay on a bland diet as well. Thanks ladies for the advice I really appreciate it.

Posted by Anonymous on Jul. 8, 2013 at 11:23 PM
Replies (11-20):
marihla
by on Jul. 8, 2013 at 11:46 PM

Yeah that's really sad. She is VERY young and VERY impressionable. Have you seen her when she's been throwing up? How about telling her she has to stay at the table for a half hour after every meal and keeping an eye on her after that? There is a small chance it could be anxiety but you will know if she just throws up without doing anything to prompt it.

Quoting Anonymous:

I'm worried about her. It started about a month after we told her she'd be going to a new school and she's been clearly nervous about the new school and having to make new friends, but I didn't think a 1st grader would be dealing with something like eating disorders, or where she could have possible picked up the idea from to even try it.

Quoting marihla:

Sounds like bulimia. It's more common than you would think. And if she's doing it out in the open like that, she's begging for attention.



AnastasiaKorsh
by on Jul. 8, 2013 at 11:49 PM
maybe sick with more bland foods as well for a bit? if her stomach is upset, it maybe best to stick with plain foods like rice, boilded chicken, crackers, ect.

Hopefully, you guys will get an answer soon.


Quoting Anonymous:

I will try that. For dinner I did give her less (we had spaghetti) than I have been but she still didn't keep it down either. :/

Quoting AnastasiaKorsh:

Give her smaller portions, feed her more often, so she isn't starving by meal time.

I throw up if I eat to fast. But it could also be her nerves, since you said that you just moved.


BunnyFlick
by on Jul. 8, 2013 at 11:51 PM

If she's not purposely making herself throw up it's most likely not bulimia. But a child of any age can have an eating disorder. Best bet would be to go to the drs.

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Jul. 8, 2013 at 11:53 PM

Usually she's in the living room while I clean up the kitchen, but tonight it was after her bath so I acutally seen it. I put her in bed and did the normal routine thing. She rolled over and coughed like she was trying to clear her throat and just got sick everywhere. I make her sit down after dinner is over cause I know if she starts running around and getting hot its going to happen for sure. She had GERD as an infant, but I don't think its related to this happening now.

Quoting marihla:

Yeah that's really sad. She is VERY young and VERY impressionable. Have you seen her when she's been throwing up? How about telling her she has to stay at the table for a half hour after every meal and keeping an eye on her after that? There is a small chance it could be anxiety but you will know if she just throws up without doing anything to prompt it.

Quoting Anonymous:

I'm worried about her. It started about a month after we told her she'd be going to a new school and she's been clearly nervous about the new school and having to make new friends, but I didn't think a 1st grader would be dealing with something like eating disorders, or where she could have possible picked up the idea from to even try it.

Quoting marihla:

Sounds like bulimia. It's more common than you would think. And if she's doing it out in the open like that, she's begging for attention.




Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Jul. 8, 2013 at 11:55 PM

We have an appt already, its just the wait between now and then to actually see one. Her insurance is only accepted at their office or the ER. And she will have to be referred to any specialist if she needs it. So I'm really stuck waiting for almost 3 weeks. :/

Quoting BunnyFlick:

If she's not purposely making herself throw up it's most likely not bulimia. But a child of any age can have an eating disorder. Best bet would be to go to the drs.


thatgirlNH
by on Jul. 8, 2013 at 11:58 PM

Hope you find answers soon, I can't imagine that would be bulimia though. 

nelliesmommy
by NoTtOdaY:) on Jul. 9, 2013 at 12:00 AM

Take her to a doctor...sounds like bulimia.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Jul. 9, 2013 at 12:02 AM

Does she vomit every single time she eats? If so then she probably is eating fast because she has nothing in her stomach. kwim? Does she vomit after she drinks too? does she have any other symptoms? rash, diahrea etc? 5 seems very young to have a eating disorder. I'd be more worried about it being something medical wise. Hope you get answers.

BunnyFlick
by on Jul. 9, 2013 at 12:03 AM

You could try giving her small amounts of food free of things like gluten or dairy etc to see if she has an allergy? Or make a game out of "who can eat the slowest" and try and eat in slow motion. You should at least get a laugh...?

Quoting Anonymous:

We have an appt already, its just the wait between now and then to actually see one. Her insurance is only accepted at their office or the ER. And she will have to be referred to any specialist if she needs it. So I'm really stuck waiting for almost 3 weeks. :/

Quoting BunnyFlick:

If she's not purposely making herself throw up it's most likely not bulimia. But a child of any age can have an eating disorder. Best bet would be to go to the drs.



Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Jul. 9, 2013 at 12:05 AM

Why is her app not till the 29th? Are you taking her to a gi doctor or pedi? Why don't you just take her to the er? 

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