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My three year old won't stop throwing up!
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cityangel01 posted:
We moved to Colorado Springs about 2 weeks ago from Ohio and ever since we got here my three year old has been throwing up nearly every day! He is fine all day long then he will just get sick out of nowhere and be fine again. The car is really bad for him too, even if we are just traveling down the street he starts coughing and saying his stomach hurts. Do you think it might be the change in altitude or just something in his head because of all the changes lately? I am at a loss as to what to do but I can't handle it anymore. Is there anything safe I can give him? I looked at Dramamine at the store but it says only for kids over 12. Plus, I don't think I could give it to him every day. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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momuv4girls responded:
I am not sure if this is what your son is experiencing, but I wanted to share my experience with you.

When my first daughter was 2, we moved from one state to another. My husband got a job transfer. From the first night there, my daughter would cough, cough, cry and throw up. This continued for a good 3 months. I tried everything !! I finally took her to the pediatrician who assured me it was just her feeling upset and disrupted because of the move.

She always hated being in her carseat and being "restrained" in a tight environment.

Fast forward 20-years, and still to this day my daughter is extremely sensitive to her environment/change, somewhat on the "anxiety" scale.

So, my guess would be that your son is possibly feeling anxiety due to the move and loss of what he once knew as home.
Reassurance is great and spend as much time with him as you can.
Of course this being said, hopefully you've had him seen by a pediatrician to rule out any physical causes - like food/milk allergy or ??

Take care!
-Kathleen


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