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Recurring Sickness

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Reeb1e Tue 29-Mar-16 13:15:56

Morning Mums & Dads.

I was just wondering if anyone's child has any recurring sickness. Please allow me to explain.

Ever since my daughter was about 18 months old she has bouts of sickness where she is sick every 20 mins for an hour or 2 and then stops. Has a sleep and is then seeming fine. (She is now 5).

We were not overly concerned at first as all children get sick and her temperature was not overly high and symptoms seems to go after the first couple of hours.

However is was not until about 6 months ago that we realised that when added onto the calendar her sickness is now 4-6 weeks to the day exactly.

So this morning she was sick and the last time was exactly 4 weeks ago on Tuesday 2nd March.

Sometimes the main symptoms vary:

Watery cough
lack of appetite
Laboured breathing

Or in fact there are none as she went to bed last night quite happy. What remains constant is that she wakes between 6-0630 am is sick for a couple of hours and then has a sleep and is fine. We have started getting her to the GP or out of hours every time now and are told different things each time:

Inflamed Tonsil
Infected Tonsil
Low Oxygen in her blood (oh no nail polish gives a false reading)
"something on her chest"

We have been given salbutamol, penicillin, amoxycillin have taken and finished any doses given BUT the fact remains every 4-6 weeks whatever it is still comes back.

We have just changed GP so waiting for her notes to be sent over before we can discuss with them and im going to see if my family Bupa care would cover for any tests or anything.

I just wondering if there were any parents out there that have experienced something similar?

Look forward to hearing from anyone.
Thanks Lou

Badders123 Tue 29-Mar-16 17:31:44

Abdominal migraine?

insan1tyscartching Tue 29-Mar-16 17:51:14

I'd go with migraine as well as you describe dd's migraines to a tee.

Bapple Fri 08-Apr-16 21:07:19

I posted a very similar post when my son was 4. Thanks to advice from a fellow mumsnetter, a few months later he was diagnosed Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome (CVS). It was such a relief to have a reason for it.

We were fortunate that our gp referred us to a consultant who diagnosed him quickly but CVS is often one of those diagnosis that they make when they have ruled out everything else.

CVS is characterised by frequent episodes of vomiting and extreme nausea which start early in the morning, may go on for days and then suddenly stop (with DS it is often like someone had switched him back to "normal"). No other symptoms are present - no stomach pains, just vomiting and sleeping. For us, each episode follows pretty much the same pattern every time. There are triggers for him sometimes (extreme tiredness, anxiety, excitement, travel) but sometimes there are none. His episodes lessened in frequency for a while but increased to every week when he started secondary school last year.

From what you describe I would strongly suggest you mention CVS to your gp as it sounds so similar.

Btw - CVS is very similar to abdominal migraine but often without pain.

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