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My daughter is 12 years old. She has these episodes that she gets very bad stomach aches. they are so bad that she crawels in a ball and crys. then its not long she starts to vomit. she has done this for 3-4 years. there at one time she did it 1-2 times a month. she starts in the morning and vomits all day till mid afternoon till she has had dry heaves for an hour or so. i took her to ther Dr several times. one Dr said it could be reflux and other said allergies. they had me keep tack of what she ate before the episodes. nothing was out of the norm. everything she ate was things she ate before and didnt get sick on. One Dr have her Pedisure. I didnt think something that simple would work. but when she drank the Pedisure off and on through out the month the episodes stopped. she hadnt had an episode for several months now. she ran out of Pedisure and we didnt get her more. she still went a few months without the Ped and not had an episode. This month she has had 2 so far. Today is one of those days. I woke up with her at the foot of my bed in a ball crying and begging me to take her to the Doc. then she ran to the bathroom to vomit. Im going out today to get her some Pedisure. I hope it helps get her back on track. This tells me that she muct be lacking something in her diet. She is a very tiny girl for her age ( only weighs 70 pounds) She also has Kidney problems. When she was young she had a kindey ruflux and alot of infections with it. The infections damaged her kidney. the top part of her right kidney stopped working. it takes a longer time for that part of her kidney to drain then the rest of her kidney. we seen 2 specialist about it. I asked about her diet and stomach problems. they didnt say anything special about it being related to her kidney. so i dont know what could be causing her problem. im sooooo very worried. i dont want this to be something that doenst get noticed till its to late and causes damage ( like what happened to her kidney) does anyone have any idea what this could be? any advice on how to handle the Drs?
by on Apr. 1, 2008 at 9:51 AM
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daizymom03
by on Apr. 3, 2008 at 12:30 PM
I agree with the Endometriosis post... I was that kid, and when I went to the emergency room because I was in so much pain, they thought I had an appendix problem. I have had it since I was 12, but wasn't diagnosed until I was 25... now almost 28. I have had vomiting episodes, diarrhea, and many other symptoms that could easily be misdiagnosed. Worth looking into! It's such a hard thing to live with, and even when you have a diagnosis, there's not a whole lot many doctors are willing to do for you, but I've heard some people getting vicodin, or percocet! I am not willing to go on narcotics, so I chose the birth control pill route, and it helped some. Now that I've had kids, I use the Mirena which is a GODSEND!!!! Good luck and don't give up until someone can tell you what's going on!
maof4greatkids
by on Apr. 3, 2008 at 12:51 PM
I dont know, can you have Endometriosis that young? she just turned 12 and she has had this problem for years. she was about 8 when it started. and she has not gotten her periode yet. She woke me up last night and told me that the lower right part of her stomach hurt. it would be where the  ovaries are. and she said it felt like her heart was beating fast. i thought she was afraid and the pain may have been a sign of her becoming of age. she didnt have any vomiting last night. and she feels pretty good today
Quoting daizymom03:

I agree with the Endometriosis post... I was that kid, and when I went to the emergency room because I was in so much pain, they thought I had an appendix problem. I have had it since I was 12, but wasn't diagnosed until I was 25... now almost 28. I have had vomiting episodes, diarrhea, and many other symptoms that could easily be misdiagnosed. Worth looking into! It's such a hard thing to live with, and even when you have a diagnosis, there's not a whole lot many doctors are willing to do for you, but I've heard some people getting vicodin, or percocet! I am not willing to go on narcotics, so I chose the birth control pill route, and it helped some. Now that I've had kids, I use the Mirena which is a GODSEND!!!! Good luck and don't give up until someone can tell you what's going on!
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