Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up
5 year old severe anxiety/eating aversion
avatar
Maggiesmom85 posted:
My nephew is 5 years old. He has a severe eating disorder. I believe it's called eating aversions. He weighs about 35 pounds. He panics when it comes time to eat. He vomits up almost everything he does eat. He vomits 3-4 times everyday. He has a fear of eating now and when he does ear, it takes him 15 minutes to chew something up. He will hold it in his mouth until it basically dissolves. It has gotten so bad that he has nightmares and will call out about eating. My sister is doin everything that she can. Has taken him to many doctors in Birmingham to have test run and they determined that his stomach/intestines flip and that what's causing the vomiting. But we all know its something more. He has severe anxiety now. He is scared of mostly everything and will panic/ hyperventilate in stressful or overwhelming environments. He is a very nervous/sick little boy, and we want to get him better.
Reply


Featuring Experts

Reid Wilson, PhD is an international expert in the treatment of anxiety disorders, with books translated into nine languages. He is author of Don...More

Helpful Tips

The five most unexpected causes: Coffee, Water, Sleep, Exercise, Diet
I have this as well. I have noticed that these symptoms are at there worst when I have had sleep deprivation, too much coffee, have not ... More
Was this Helpful?
3 of 3 found this helpful

Related Drug Reviews

  • Drug Name User Reviews

Report Problems to the
Food and Drug Administration

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.