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    Constant nausea
    An_261853 posted:
    My 15 yr old son has been "diagnosed" with functional nausea. This all began 10 mos ago with occasional bouts of "sick to my stomach" & progressed from there. In additional to the nausea he also was very fatigued. It was found that be was severely constipated & after a good cleaning out with magnesium citrate he seemed to improve. The improvement lasted only for a few weeks & has gotten progressively worse. We saw a pediatric gi specialist who performed a blood & stool labs, stomach emptying test, gallbladder test, complete abdominal ultrasound, upper gi, upper endoscopy, colonoscopy & brain mri over a 4 month time period. Each test came back negative or normal. In October he was put on periactin (antihistimine) for the nausea. It seemed to help but after several weeks he is worse than ever. A few weeks ago we started on a low dose antidepressant. Mostly since then he feels worse than ever. We have regular communication (2x per week) with the gi regarding his condition. We have also started to see an accupuncturist who is doing allergy clearing as well as suggesting a candida diet to eliminate as many common allergy triggers as possible. No needles are being used at this point since my son doesn;t want it so she is doing accupuncture. It seems that most people on these groups fall away when their child is better. Any suggestions or ideas would be greatly appreciated. He has been out of school (10th grade) for this entire school year.

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