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can she make herself throw up?

Posted by on Nov. 18, 2012 at 2:27 PM
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Every time we sit down to eat my daughter says she has to poop and her belly hurts. She always ends up belching really loud then has to run off to throw up. I read that some kids have a sensitive gag reflux and can intentionally throw up. As soon as she gets done throwing up she is fine. I never know when she really feels sick or is pretending so she can get away with not eating dinner. At first I thought it could be acid reflux but I have been giving her half a 20mg antacid per doc order to see how she does and she still does it. This has been ongoing for almost 2 years and I am so tired of it. Any suggestions??
by on Nov. 18, 2012 at 2:27 PM
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PrettyLady80253
by on Nov. 18, 2012 at 2:32 PM
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My daughter did something similar and it was because she was constipated badly. take her to the the doc. then she started doing to get out of eating the dinner that was served. I started to cover her plated and served it to her for breakfast. she stopped doing it because she was going to have to eat it anyway.

 

mamoore83
by on Nov. 18, 2012 at 2:42 PM
How old is she?
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celestegood
by Bronze Member on Nov. 18, 2012 at 2:47 PM
How old is your dd?
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kirbymom
by Bronze Member on Nov. 19, 2012 at 10:52 AM
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Since you know your daughter best, you should go with your mother's instincts. It seems to me that she is doing exactly as you say and making her throw up just so she doesn't have to eat. BUT, I would make one last effort with a doctor just to rule out any possiblity this could be a real issue.  Then if you have ruled out that this isn't a real issue, I would do the same thing as the poster Pretty Lady. This way your daughter will realize that she can't play this kind of  a game anymore. You might also want to have a talk with her about the consequences of what if she really was and you thought she was just not really sick and then something  really did happen. That you would feel bad and she would feel bad.  Sometimes young children don't think of the long term consequences of their actions until they are pointed out to them.  

Good Luck and keep us posted.  :)  

Yogamom08
by on Nov. 19, 2012 at 10:54 AM
At one point my sister had this issue at every meal. Gassy, aching stomach, nausea, vomiting. Turns out, she had something called H. Pylori. Maybe take her to a gastroenterologist.
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LindaClement
by on Nov. 19, 2012 at 11:03 AM

How old is this child?

Why is any child in a position to be 'trying' to 'get away with' not eating? What kind of drama is happening at the table, here?

kim8934
by on Nov. 19, 2012 at 11:14 AM

my niece has similar problem, she is now 15.  Ever since she was young, certain food and smells would make her throw up.  My sister buys her all the food she loves and that's what she lives off of.  She refuses to try anything new or different because most of the time, she throws up.

la_bella_vita
by Gold Member on Nov. 19, 2012 at 11:58 AM

 I would go to a specialist.

DaniandTom
by on Nov. 19, 2012 at 12:29 PM

Could she be doing it to get attention? Is there something going on in the home that creates tension at the dinner table? If not, I agree with a previous poster, take her to a gastroenterologyst. 

marisab
by on Nov. 19, 2012 at 2:12 PM

BUMP!

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