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7yr dd suffering from constant 'head feels too heavy for her body' and nausea

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HandbagAddiction Tue 07-May-13 20:51:20

For a while dd (who is a very slight thing) has suffered from very bad nausea in the mornings if she doesn't eat something fairly quickly after eating up. On a couple of occasions this has also resulted in her being sick - although this is rare. With her being so slight, I have always just assumed that she just needs feeding more frequently so I try to make sure I have snacks around as she will also feel nauseous in the day if she goes a long time without eating anything.

More recently, she has been complaining of headaches too - but not really painful, throbbing type headaches - more like a feeling of 'her head being too heavy for her body'. Those are her words not mine! Now I know she is inclined not to drink enough and we are making a conscious effort to increase her fluid intake, but it's the frequency of this strange feeling in her head that is starting to concern me a little more. And the fact that this feeling is still there in spite of the increase in fluids.

I know that I should whip her to the GP, but I wondered if anyone else had had experience of anything similar and could point me in the right direction?


seanbonbon Tue 07-May-13 20:56:22

Hi, the 'heavy' feeling with nausea would make me bring her to GP just for a check-up. Could be nothing but no harm just to put your mind at rest smile

staverton Tue 07-May-13 20:58:59

Yes agree. Go to GP, this week. Maybe print out what you've written here, as you've described it well.

HerrenaHarridan Tue 07-May-13 21:11:54

How long has this been going on for?

Is it likely to take a long time to get an appt with gp?

I don't mean to worry you but tbh I would call nhs 24 and describe her symptoms, that's what they're there for and it means a medical professional can diagnose her.
Chances are its nothing but there is a slim chance it's not and personally I wouldn't take that risk

MrsPoglesWood Tue 07-May-13 21:32:54

Yes - agree with the others. Please take her to the GP this week and explain she is suffering from morning headaches and nausea/vomiting. There are dozens of minor explanations but it does need to be checked out as soon as possible.

I do have experience of something similar unfortunately - DS experienced similar symptoms and had a serious illness but he's now 25 (he was 8 at the time) and in exellent health. In all probability it is something easily treatable but best to get it checked out as soon as possible.

HandbagAddiction Tue 07-May-13 21:52:47

Thanks all. I will take her to the GP as you suggest. Just to clarify though, her headaches are not in the morning but sporadic throughout the day.

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