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If anyone can diagnose whats wrong with dd, i will love you forever

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Cos she is driving me nuts.

She is 13, and for the past few weeks on and off she has suffered with nausea. This has ranged from a slight sicky feeling to, sitting infront of the loo convinced she is going to vomit. She hasn't actually been sick.

Then on Saturday she developed a headache. It started at the back of her head, and was apparently the worst she'd ever had. Her head also hurt to touch in the same place. Painkillers did nothing.

She has also been off her food, irritable and complained of dizziness a couple of times, and had trouble sleeping.

The headache the moved to the front of her head, and still very painful.

I took her to the gp on Tuesday, and he gave her a very thorough examination but couldnt find anything wrong. He advised an eye test (which i'd already booked for the same day), and to alternate paracetamol and ibuprofen every 2 hours. He wants to see her again on Friday.

Eye test revealed a slight short sightedness and so she is getting glasses, but the optician advised to see gp again if headache doesn't go.

She's been taking the painkillers as advised, but the headache still isn't going. It does ease a bit, but keeps coming back, and she is still getting the nausea on and off too.

Any ideas ??

babySophieRose: I'm sorry to hear about your relative, and how awful that bleeding was missed.

megandraper Fri 01-Feb-13 09:35:42

Sorry about your relative too babySophieRose.

ThreeBee - very gracious response, thank you smile

This is totally left field, but perhaps a blood test for coeliac disease? It presents in all sorts of different ways. Tummy troubles, tiredness and irritability are classic symptoms. Nausea and headaches less so (although my DS had intermittent vomiting, and I know another coeliac child who also had this pre-diagnosis).

Hi, sorry for the late update.

Saggers - Nope it's my other dd.

Babysophie - Thanks for the link. The gp asked about head injuries, and neither dd or myself could remember her having injured her head recently. Sorry to hear that your relative had such a bad time.

Thankfully dd is a lot better. The headache got a lot less painful and then dissapeared. We went back to see the gp again this morning and he said that he doesn't currently think anymore testing is needed, but that if it comes back and is accompanied by vomitting, then to either go and see him or go to a&e if headache is severe. If the headache comes back on it's own, then he will order further testing.

He said it doesn't think it is anything sinister, but more likely either eye strain, or migraine.

Thanks so much to everyone for all the advice smile

I'm glad to hear she's feeling a bit better; and that you've been given a plan of action if it happens again.

Badvoc Fri 01-Feb-13 20:43:10

I had this for a week not long ago,op.
It was horrid.
Could be the same viral bug?

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