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    Upset stomach
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    lozoflove posted:
    My five year old is complaining of an upset stomach for a while. She says it feels like she needs to throw up, but when she tries nothing happens. How do I treat this? What could this be?
     
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    samijac responded:
    How long has she been complaining of it? My DD had a stomach virus a little while back that made her have an upset stomach for probably close to 24 hours before she actually started throwing up. She could just have enough of an upset stomach that it's uncomfortable to her but not quite bad enough to actually make her throw up.

    Is she eating and drinking? Bowel movements normal? Fever? Any other symptoms?

    If it continues for more than a day or so, I might place a call to the pedi and speak to the nurse. She might be able to tell you if there is a bug going around with those symptoms and advise you on what you can do.

    Generally, for an upset stomach I just try to ride it out until they can hold anything down, then start the BRATTY diet.

    Good luck and hope she is feeling better fast!
     
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    lozoflove replied to samijac's response:
    It's an off and on kind of thing. She's fine for weeks and then all of a sudden it's upset again for a few days. Sometimes to the point that she's crying about how much it hurts. It goes away on it's own. But it's been like this for about 6 months or longer.
     
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    samijac replied to lozoflove's response:
    Aww geez! Poor thing. I would definitely take her to the pedi and see what they can do. Sounds like she might need some tests run. Completely guessing here but maybe acid reflux, ucler something like that that is flaring up on her every so often.

    Somthing else too, keep a food journal to see if it might be some intolerance to a food that is causing it.

    Best of luck and hope you get some answers soon!
     
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    phoenix31674 replied to lozoflove's response:
    i agree with PP about the food journal. Might be a good idea to do that for a couple of weeks until the next flare up before going to the doc and see if that can provide some insight. Or if you'll go earlier, it's likely he'll suggest that same thing before follow up or referral to a specialist.
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