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Recurrent abdominal pain in a child? IBS? poss stomach migraines?

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Liz1tummypain Mon 17-Sep-12 10:11:05

My daughter is 9 and gets this. Its is worse during the colder months. Daytimes not too bad until about November-January period. Doctors trying but I had the same with my son and nothing working- pains just stopped when he was 12. Anyone experiencing the same and if so which medicines or treatments are you trying/have you tried? thanks.

LewesSparrow Wed 08-May-13 20:33:16

Hi Just seen your message. My son, 11 has the same thing, whatever it is, not been diagnosed. He missed 20% of school last year and this year it will probably be the same. Each time he gets tummyache and is completely wiped out, no other symptoms. Takes 3/4 days to go. Since beg of March he has had at least 5 bouts. Blood tests, scans all ok. Finding it very difficult as nothing helps except giving him a heated wheat bag. Thinking of trying hypnotherapy. I was interested that you said your son had it and grew out of it. How is your daughter now?

BeaWheesht Thu 09-May-13 03:56:12

Ds (6) has this, he had it a while ago for months and doc thought all ok and then in the last month it's started up again. I am almost certain it is stress related because he is a worrier. Will be giving it a week or so and going back to GP if no improvement. He isn't ill with it though so goes to school just had pain. Still eats fine for example,

Totesamazeballs Thu 09-May-13 07:02:30

I had this when I was at primary school. Looking back it was either because I hated school and thus stress induced or it was a form of growing pains, possibly both. I have IBS now, and in fact, I think my stomach upset on the first day of school was IBS related.

I get flare ups of IBS but now I am a SAHM, touch wood, it hasn't reared its ugly head so far. It was all work related in the past. Anxiety/ stress is a bugger and gets you where you are weakest!

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