My 12 year old son has been nauseated for about a month now, pretty continuously. He has had an upper GI, which showed reflux but no ulcer or other problems. He's been on prilosec for 2 weeks with no results. I've tried to do all the dietary changes, but he's not eating much anyway because of his nausea. He has missed much school because of this; I am actually considering having him be homebound for the rest of the year as I am concerned he won't pass. He does vomit occassionally and c/o intermittent pain/burning/bubbling. Also, he has a history of IBS and constipation, but that has been doing fairly well lately.
Is there anything else I should be pushing for? I am at the end of my rope, it's awful seeing my little man sick all the time. Last night he was in bed with me crying because he doesn't think he will ever feel better again.
May 24, '04
My advice is don't go with the pychological cause...not yet anyway, you've not completely exhausted therapy for your son's real problems. My son had an undiagnosed lactose intolerance that caused chronic gastritis and reflux. He also had diarrhea.. I DID home school him for a year...mostly because his teachers and classmates didn't believe him when he said he didn't feel well, and were not supportive. I feel this did some damage to him emotionally. Who wants to go to school/work when you're feeling like crap? then nobody believes you on top of it...pediatrician even suggested psychological problems behind his sx...but I pushed until he found the real cause, then never went back to him again. If your doctor won't help find one who will. Good luck to you and your little guy...it breaks our hearts to see our babies hurt I know.
Last edit by mattsmom81 on May 24, '04