My son has nausea and vomiting in the mornings on weekdays, any ideas?

Jessica - posted on 05/05/2011 ( 50 moms have responded )

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For the last two weeks my 11 year old son has been experiencing nausea and vomiting in the mornings on school days in particular. The first week I believe he had a virus because he was vomiting and dizzy and I had the same thing for that week. That weekend he seemed fine, eating spaghetti,ice cream and so on but Monday morning he was throwing up again. I got a call from the school nurse saying he was in her office wanting to come home. He is throwing up but I don't know what the heck. I have tried eliminating meds, foods and so on and trying to find out if something was going on at school that he was trying to avoid. Nothing pans out. He is a happy popular kid who loves school so I don't know what to think. He has had a bout of this in the past. Any ideas? I am depserate to know if anyone else deals with this?

Thanks!

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Alma - posted on 12/08/2011

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Hi, I also have a 11 year old and also been throwing up every morning after 11:30am he is fine but it is only in the morning and it been going on for 2weeks now. I don't know .if it us anxietyif it is anxiety

Cindy - posted on 11/08/2011

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When I had sickness that would often strike on a Monday morning I felt it had something to do with being woken up when I was still tired and could have done with longer in bed. With cyclic vomiting syndrome tiredness is a trigger, since I found that out I have made sure I've slept more. I've banned myself from having late nights. :)

C - posted on 05/06/2011

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Does he have seasonal allergies? Symptoms are worse in the evening and morning. When one of my children has been having allergy trouble that develops into a sinus infection sometimes he will be ill in the morning. The drainage bothers his stomach. He'll also have head pressure during those times, headaches, clears his throat a lot, coughs, blows his nose, etc. He feels better as the day goes on. It is mostly a morning thing for him. This is with medication when pollen levels tend to be high to very high. I had a sibling that did the same thing during tree allergy season, only in the morning.

Jennifer - posted on 01/13/2012

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Did you say he has ADHD? My daughter does too, and struggles with throwing up sometimes. Her medication causes constipation, and when she eats a really big meal for dinner, she will throw up in the morning, and then need to sit on the toilet for an hour to try to have a bowl movement. ADHD meds cause terrible pain and constipation. Some parents take their kids off their meds on the weekends, so they eat. When this happens, the kids tend to overeat, like my daughter with pasta. She will eat two plates and then go back to eat any pasta that is left. She eats like a bird most of the time, so when she does eat, we are thrilled. I also found her going in late at night and eating a banana, or bread. Her meds wear off by then, and her body feels super hungry. It is so hard to find a good balance with ADHD meds. Good luck.

Cindy - posted on 11/08/2011

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Have you heard of these, IBS, Food Intolerance, Food Allergies, and Cyclic Vomiting disorder.

I had trouble with re-occurring sickness in the morning which quite often would strike on a Monday morning before work. My boss used to joke about me being allergic to work, which I'm not. I loved my job.
I have tried a food intolerance 'exclusion diet'. It took a long time to determine which food types and drinks etc had a reaction and which ones didn't but my sickness stopped within two weeks of being on the initial diet of rice, tuna, cucumber. I was given the diet by a dietician at hospital. I have found a book which covers it.
The Complete Guide to Food Allergy and Intolerance by Professor Jonathan Brostoff and Linda Gamlin

I gradually built up a tolerance to food and drinks which had caused a reaction. It took a long time reach that stage though. I was fine for years with the occasional laps if I overindulged in anything which had previously caused a reaction. It returned when I was pregnant and for a year and a half after giving birth to my second child I was sick for a week each month when I had my period and no-one could explain why. I did some research online and found that Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome symptoms matched mine to a T. I took advise that I found online which was to take some ibuprofen first thing in the morning at onset of feeling unwell. It sounds daft, taking pain killers when you feel sick but it worked for me. It stopped me from being sick and got shot of that horrible feeling like your going to be sick. In fact I didn't even ask my doctor about Cyclic Vomiting because it went away.

I guess you have already been to see a doctor about your son's sickness. I found doctors tend to run tests, and look for some kind of abnormality in the form of test results or scans before the consider stomach migraines or intolerances and allergies but they get there eventually if nothing else has been found. The trouble is in the mean time your life can be turned upside down. I have always discussed research that I've done regarding my sickness with my doctors and found they had little regard for alternative therapies. I went for a telekinesis food intolerance test of my own back and then dismissed it and followed my doctors advise. About three or four years later after being on a food intolerance diet and pin pointing what was making me unwell, I found the list of foods I was intolerance to matched the list given to me after having a telekinesis food intolerance test done. It was a long list and I was only 25 years old. I'd had symptoms of food intolerance since I was a kid that had gone unnoticed.
I hope this helps.

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Cindy - posted on 11/08/2011

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Sorry! I should say that sinus problems can be a symptom of wheat intolerance if I remember correctly according to - The Complete Guide to Food Allergy and Intolerance by Professor Jonathan Brostoff and Linda Gamlin

Cindy - posted on 11/08/2011

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Sorry Jessica, I just read on back through the comments. An ear infection sound easily sorted out so that's good news. Doctors do have their uses.

Lisa - posted on 11/07/2011

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Hi You probably already have your answer by now, but I just thought of the problems I experience with my lad, he is 14 years old, has ADHD, was diagnosed when he was 9 years old, has been on numerous medications, Ritalin, Strattera and Concerta, and seems now settled on the Strattera, sometimes....although, my son goes to his dads at weekends, and has time off, shall we say from his meds, mainly cos his dad is still in denial, and its a point scoring game, that he can cope with him, better than me, but when he doesnt take his medication, he eats like a horse, which over time, I have learnt makes him sick, because these type of medications, are known to surpress the appetite, when he is not taking them, he feels the urge to stuff himself, or eat larger portions than normal, and because his tummy has shrunk. its not use to it, bloating himself, therefore, making himself sick!!!! Just a thought, I hope this has helped....Good Luck.x

Michelle - posted on 06/10/2011

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if hes sick on school days and not on weekends, how can you reason it is sinus??

Amanda - posted on 06/03/2011

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well i definatly don't deal with this but at first read it sounded like he just didn't want to go to school maybe from bullying or something like that...but then u said he is a happy popular kid so i have no idea what could be causeing this...i say take him to ur doctor and he may need to go see a specialist...good luck hope its nothing serious...

Debbie - posted on 06/03/2011

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Jessica,
Great that you found out what it was! My 10-yr old son has been dealing with the same thing this whole school year. He is fine on days he doesn't have to go to school but otherwise he complains about his stomach. This past weekend we stayed in a hotel while out of town and I couldn't sleep I sat in a chair and read for awhile and listened to my son sleep He sneezed in his sleep many times but did not wake up. I could hear how clogged his nose was but - in his sleep- he would roll over on his back and hold his head way back. This means all the mucus is running back down into his stomach. All I could think was no wonder his stomach hurts in the morning. I have an appt. with the Dr. for next week but school is almost out and again this doesn't seem to bother him the later he sleeps. I am going to give him allergy medicine at bedtime and see if that helps. I've had lots of people assume there was a problem at school but my son loves school and has lots of friends.

Michelle - posted on 05/09/2011

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Even if hes popular at school doesnt mean someone (teacher/ staff) hasnt done something to him? Sounds like anxiety causing nausea and vomitting. My sisters teacher was sexually involved with her and she was in JUNIOR high. My OWN children have been HIT AND PUSHED by teachers in my community (and it is a "nice sweet lil ole town"). Never know what it is unless you ask and tell him that no matter what you love him and WANT to help him. If hes vomitting at home, you cant believe it is something hes allergic to in school environment, really sounds more anxiety issues for some reason. I know, I personally had anxiety issues throughout school and was Always sick to my stomach. GB

Brittany - posted on 05/09/2011

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I like to state at the start of every comment that I AM NOT A DOCTOR. I am, however, a Pre-Med student with a focus in Biology. I am not a genius by any means but, maybe I can help.

I do not know what your sons abdomen looks like. Does he has a distended (poking out more than normal) stomach? That would be a whole horse of a different color. If his vomiting is worse in the morning then in the afternoon and does not happen after he has taken an Tylenol then it could be anything from nerves, and I do not want to scare you or freak you out, to a brain tumor. He could have an intestinal issue, like intestinal ileus, these are all drastic. I do not know if he has any other symptoms or what, if any, meds he was on while he was sick. I would consult your pediatrician. At his age it is probably just nerves and the things I mentioned are a bit drastic. There would be other symptoms associated with the above statements.

Once again I am not a professional just a student. They do call it practicing medicine for a reason. This is just some friendly motherly advice, not the advice of a doctor. Always consult your doctor and follow their advice.

Jami - posted on 05/07/2011

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Anxiety? My daughter lost almost 20 pounds the first couple weeks of high school from throwing up so much. She likes school too, but has major anxiety issues. The only reason I knew what was going on is because I suffer from panic attacks too.

Bonnie - posted on 05/07/2011

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Sounds to me like he is stressed about something at school. Maybe having trouble with a specific subject, being bullied.

Tina - posted on 05/07/2011

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Glad you've found out the what the main cause is I don't think anyones trying to play doctor just concerned parents. And no one likes having a sick kid and it's really good that people try to help out with their own experiences.

Kemi-Alicia - posted on 05/06/2011

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Seeing the counsellor is a great idea, the fact the he detests school that much is worth investigating, the constant vomiting is not good for his young body. If the school nurse was concerned enough to call you then I would keep him home for a few days (if it is possible), you may need to quiz him on why he thinks this is happening, what fears surround his behaviour e.g was he embarrassed maybe by a girl he liked and now the thought of seeing or running into her makes him sick, it happened to adults so it’s possible…

Does he have the same routine with regards to food on weekdays as he does on weekends i.e the same food breakfast cereal, milk brand, juice, fruit, sweetener, nut butter etc, have any of the other kids in his class been of sick, does he wear school uniform, is it new, is he allergic to the fibers in it? You have to check out everything.

A counsellor may end up referring him and medication will be suggested, in some cases even if nothing is found, possibly a sedative. Do all the mommy investigating that you can.

Constance - posted on 05/06/2011

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Jessica, Wanting suggestions doesn't make you a bad parent. None of us want to run to the doctor everytime they sneeze. He wasn't vomiting al day long just in the morning. So don't beat yourself up. He he didn't tell you his eyes hurt or his face felt like it was going to explode then you wanted to make sure you weren't missing something or overrecting by going straight to the doc.

Yvonne - posted on 05/06/2011

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at around the same age my daughter did a very similar thing, i went to school with her and sat myself in at chair at the back of the class room [as i was getting phoned every Monday morning to come and collect her from school as she was sick] i remained in the class till morning play time. I told the Teacher that i would do the same again if needed, i never had any more trouble after that. by the way the teacher told me i needed to have an appointment to do that, however i took no notice of that and stayed . it is very important to have a good repore with your childs teacher, i was always the first to that school to praise my childs teacher in their success too, a pat on the back can go a long way, i sure do hope all works out for you and your child kind regards Yvonne

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Poor kid, no you do not win the CMOTY award. You were trying to discover what was wrong and concerned about him. And lots of moms would just assume he was slacking off. Sorry, you don't win that one.

BTW my daughter had very frequent migraines when she was in elementary school, they were triggered by the cheese in the school lunches. Also, if he had steroid inhalers for his asthma and then went off them, he may had been having trouble because his body wasn't making enough cortisol because of adrenal suppression.

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I should say that we did take him to a gastroenterologist, referred by his pediatrician, before we came to this diagnosis.

Jessica - posted on 05/06/2011

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Ok everybody here's what the doctor said... He has a middle ear infection in both ears and possibly a sinus infection as well. He also said he could be having migrains. They drew blood and sent it in to the lab so we will know if there is anything else going on next week.He put him on antibiotics, meclizine for the vetigo and Zofran for the vomiting. Guess this makes me crappy mom of the year right?... It was very interesting however how much he improved once he had proof that he was sick. He was no where near as sick once he knew I knew something was wrong and it wasn't just psychological. So I guess both things played an equal part, he is really sick and he really did make it worse for himself by stressing out so bad about being believed. I will certainly write back in if the bloodwork shows anything else in case anyone else goes through something like this. Thank you all so much!

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When my adult son was in fourth grade, he had an emotionally abusive teacher who would humiliate him publicly. He got GERD so bad that he actually vomited blood in the doctor's office. I'd find out if he is being bullied by a peer or an adult.

Constance - posted on 05/06/2011

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It could be just anxiety but my nephew went though the samething ad it actually turned out to be his apendix. not to scare you just a suggestion

Rusty - posted on 05/06/2011

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my younger sister had a VERY similar problem when she was around his age. It turned out to be anxiety. she is 34 and is STILL dealing with that. then, though, mom gave her a necklace that my sister wore daily. every morning mom and dad would pray with my sister before school. We never did really find out what was causing the anxiety, like your son, she was popular, straight A student, no bullying, but now that Im older and am thinking about it, I wonder of that wasnt around the time that our uncle was getting divorced, and mom was constantly talking about it. ( because it made her physically ill to see her brother going through such a nasty divorce) idk. But I do know that now, if there is drama in the family, my sis cant handle it. she says her peace, then is sick for a while afterwards. usually at least 1 day. I hope the little guy gets to feeling better. And I also hope that you wont mind if I keep him in my prayers. Good Luck to you

Stephanie - posted on 05/06/2011

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My son has missed so much school this year due to anxiety and it is because he is afraid of the teacher and his father passed away this year but ur son has the same symptoms as my 1q2 year old it does get better make sure he knows u know this is not an act though andx hbe wil get better

Jessica - posted on 05/06/2011

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C and Jacqueline,
You both make great points. First off he has horrible allergies and asthma. He takes multiple meds for that and he has been off of them since he has been sick. He does get much sicker in the car, very motion sick and does have some sinus symptoms just no fever. He did have a virus the first week, this I know because i got it and was vomiting all week too. It was so strange because he was sick and then fine and then sick again but either of your ideas could be the cause. I suffer from chronic sinus issues and I know that it can make you dizzy and nauseaus. I am so glad you both wrote in because it really gives me some clarity of thought on this. I wonder if he has a bad sinus infection or if his allergies or so bad because he hasn't been on his allergy meds. The crohn's disease is a much scarier possiblity but it does seem eerily familar. I will definitely let everyone know what the doc has to say today. Thanks so much to everyone!

Meagan - posted on 05/06/2011

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I just recently went through something simiar with my 6yr old... At first I thought she kept getting a stomach bug. Finally after a couple weeks, I took her to the doctor. We did stool tests, all came back negative. Turns out she was constipated. We gave her some stool softener and she hasnt complained since.

Jacqueline - posted on 05/06/2011

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My son was like this and it had started out a virus and kept continuing, it just seemed to be in the morning and I also thought it was stress/worry/anexity, unfortunately for us it turned out to be crohn's disease and after a year of struggling and trying different medication combinations he is finally feeling good again. I wish I would have taken him to the doctor sooner when it first started happening to rule out medical conditions as opposed to just assuming it was stress and anxiety, he could have been feeling better faster. Like your son he is popular, well-liked and does well in school. Hope everything turns out well and you quickly figure out what is causing the issue.

Hermione - posted on 05/06/2011

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I used to do the same when I was in primary school. The problem with me was that I was afraid of my teacher. She was a stricked lady and used to shout at pupils in class. I used to get afraid of her but never spoken of my fear at home. In the morning I dreaded going to school again and the thought of it made me vomit. One day I spoke to mum that I want to change my class. They did change it for me and day two at my new class, all my vomiting stopped. Hope this will help as your child might have this problem too.

Micheline - posted on 05/06/2011

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My son now 20 had nausea every morning before school it was nerves. He coudn't eat breakfast in the morning. He did have a sllimfast shake to get something inside of him. He is very hard on himself and still suffers from nerves today.

Kathy - posted on 05/06/2011

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My 9 year old does that sometimes and I have discovered that it has to do with his blood sugar levels. If he hasn't eaten anything in 10 hours or so, he starts throwing up. He is not diabetic or hypoglycemic. He is just very skinny and constantly running around. Once asleep he will not wake up to eat. I find that giving him a snack before bedtime works. Something like a granola bar, nuts, cereal seems to do the trick. He just has a high metabolism and it sounds like your guy might too. I would try this before spending all of my time and energy running him around to doctors and having tests done that he doesn't need. What do you have to loose?



I hope you figure it out soon and that it is nothing serious.

Julia - posted on 05/06/2011

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You said he has been on that medication for three months.. Food allergies doesnt seem right.. Im sorry to say, but suffering from anxiety already, has someone, adult figure at school, or kids during dress out for gym class, made him feel uncomfortable or inappropriate comments or touching.. Check the schedule of his day outside the classroom away from the teacher he has been with for two years.. Our circumstance wasnt involving medication so it was easier to look for signs, your husband may be right, it may be psychological, but not in the way he thinks, it may be the reason for throwing up, having to face the person who made you feel uncomfortable every day could have physical results, getting sick.. I pray its not that but if it is, Im here for support but please check into alternative medications with an ND, kids are too young for the medications they are prescribing, its just something to check into..

Tina - posted on 05/06/2011

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so it's probably more of a self esteem thing if he worries too much and is too hard on himself. Maybe he worries to the point of making him sick. Whatever the case hope it gets sorted soon for you. Try talking to him. It's not that you're suggesting that he's lying. He does generally feel sick but you need to find out what's making him feel sick. If it's not a bug. It's more than likely some sort of anxiety, like you said it may be related to his ADHD or it could be his medication what ever the case let him know you are just trying to help him.

Jessica - posted on 05/06/2011

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Thanks to everyone for your ideas and comments. To reply to some of the ideas and questions...
My son is a very popular, sweet kid that loves school. He has had the same teacher for two years now because she changed grades and requested him in her class and that also happened with his past two teachers before. He is always the class ambassador for new kids and foreign exchange students because he is so well liked, patient and caring. He is an honor roll student and has never been in trouble at school. He has had two or three kids over the last couple of years that have pushed him around because he is a smaller kid but he always takes care of it. He either works it out by talking or defends himself and they don't bother him after that as he can hold his own. His teacher says everybody loves him and he is always happy at school and she hasn't noticed anything unusual lately other than he is leaving class and throwing up during the day. He does struggle with math with his ADHD but he is studious and trys hard. He is way too hard on himself when he doesn't do well on things and he does have a therapist he is working with to learn how to cut himself some slack. He is intense emotionally, clearly hormonal and he is smart enough to wage a pretty lucid argument over things when he wants to. He does have anxiety and stresses out but the Intuniv has really been helping him with that so I don't know what to think. I am taking him to the doctor tomorrow to have some bloodwork done and anything else they can think of. It's just so crazy, the school year is over in two and half weeks and we are having these problems now?. He is so angry with my husband and I right now because he feels that we don't believe him that he is sick and he says he hasn't lied to us so we have no cause to doubt him. I know that his anger and sadness about that is making things worse for him. I just don't know what else I can do. I truely hope we find some answers tomorrow at the doctor.

Jessica

Tina - posted on 05/05/2011

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More than likely nervs. If he's being picked on. Or having a hard time in school with a teacher or having a hard time learning or having trouble with his homework. The best thing is to talk to him find out if he needs help with anything.

Lisa - posted on 05/05/2011

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Poor guy, and stressful for all...My first thought is bully at school maybe....then thought no, but maybe...teachers and parents seem usually the last to know the extremes kids can go to, to make someone else's life a living stinkville. I have an almost 3 year old and that is one of my future fears. I had a girl bully she was a 6th grader when I was in 2nd grade she flunked a year so I had her for 3rd grade too. Lame. I remember her but not her name now LOL....My next thought...Does he have a cell phone - is he getting txtd by a bully or a group? (I know he's only 11...but maybe he has a phone check it when he's sleeping...?) My next thought is all ok at home? Not to get personal - we all have our home life issues...But I've heard kids seem to internalize high stress on themselves first - is one of you experiencing a high stress or dangerous work - he might be stressing it for you? 3rd....Um, he is 11....his body might be um...changing...? I've read that kids this age (between 10-12 years old...) are starting to define (some kids) are starting to decide or notice some of their sexual orientation interests....he may be experiencing his first crush and not know how to express it? And that crush is at school....either way big changes and could be terrifiying! Remember those days (ok they were a while ago but signifigant right?!) I hope these give you some ideas & he sounds like a GREAT kid & he is very lucky to have 2 very loving and devoted parents! Good Luck.

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With my son it is anxiety. He does not like school and is not a scholar. He learns best by doing, not reading or listening. In addition, his behavior can make other kids treat him badly and he has few friends. As a result he feels nauseous on school days.

For a while in graduate school I became extremely stressed and anxious, so much so that I became nauseous whenever I stepped on campus. Later a similar thing happened when I had two small children and my husband suddenly went into hospital for 12 weeks. In my case, Xanax was the first answer, followed by counseling so I could learn how to let go of my anxiety.

Have you talked to the teachers? They may have seen something at school that could be the root cause. Also, have you talked to his doctor, to rule out anything physical?

Jodi - posted on 05/05/2011

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I agree with the anxiety thing. I have battled anxiety in the past, and although I tend to have it under control now, there are still times where it gets out of control, and one of the things it does to me is makes me feel extremely nauseous.

Patsy - posted on 05/05/2011

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My son is 44 now, but when he was in 3rd grade I experienced the same thing for almost two weeks and he would wind up staying home from school or else I would be called to pick him up. It took me two weeks to finally get him to tell me he was having a problem with one of the boys in his room. Seems my son kept his desk always neat and one of the boys would go into his desk, mess it up, break his crayons and tell him if he told the teacher he would do worse. It made him feel much better when he told me and I went to school and talked with the teacher. It all cleared up when the teacher took care of it. I don't know if this will help, but with all the bullying going on these days, it might be something you need to look in to. Good luck and hope you find the cause, We all ways worry about out children, no matter how old they get. If this doesn't work, check with a physican about reflux,which there is medicine for.

Tracey - posted on 05/05/2011

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My sister suffered a similar experience when she was younger and after a couple years of specialists and doctors, my parents discovered she had actually become allergic to full fat milk. Once they switched to skim, she was ok. Do you eat different foods on the weekend for breakfast?

Jessica - posted on 05/05/2011

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Rachelle
I don't think there has been any change in the medication he takes. Same manufaturer and brand not the generic which I know can be different. Good idea though!

Jessica

Jessica - posted on 05/05/2011

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Kate,
He does have a counselor and I have an appointment to get him in but not until next week. In the mean time I am making him go to school which he hates me for. It's so crazy! My husband thinks its all mental at this point and he needs to just tough it out so it is causing a lot of stress at home. I just didn't know if anyone else had a similar incident with their child. Thanks for you advice!

Jessica

Rachelle - posted on 05/05/2011

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Jessica,
I actually had a problem with my medication after 3 years of taking it. Apparently the drug company changed the "fillers" (inactive ingredients) that didn't agree with my body. I ended up gagging everyday. It was terrible. As soon as my doctor switched me to the same medication made by a different company (glaxo smith kline, teva, etc...) I was perfectly fine. It's amazing what our bodies will do when something doesn't work the way the doctors want it to. Also, I was told not to stop taking prescriptions "cold turkey" because the side effects can be quite awful. Is your son still on the medication or have you taken him off of it due to his vomiting?

Rachelle

Kate CP - posted on 05/05/2011

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Sounds like stress. Does he have a counselor or a therapist he sees? Have you talked to them about this?

Jessica - posted on 05/05/2011

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Thanks Rachelle,
Yeah I have talked to his teacher and I am going to take him to the doctor tomorrow to get some blood work done and see if they can think of anything. He does have ADHD and anxiety and we recently put him on Intuniv which seems to be helping a lot. I don't know if this could be related to that? The last bout like this he had was when he was on Strattera and he said that made him feel sick everyday. He has been on the Intuniv for almost 3 months now so I am hesitant to think that's it but who knows?.. I guess maybe. He is a very emotion kid and is very upset with us because he thinks we just don't believe him and he swears nothing is going on at school.Ahhhhh! I just don't know...We do think that his anxiety is playing into it for sure but I am not sure if it is the cause. I really appreciate your advice.

Rachelle - posted on 05/05/2011

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Awww..poor little guy. It seems as though something is bothering him at school, especially if this is only happening throughout the week. I can remember when I was 15 things weren't good for me at school with other kids and my parents were planning on moving our family states away for a job opportunity. I would get myself so worked up about going to school and being around the kids who were mean to me that I would get sick and cry uncontrolably until the nurse would call my parents and ask them to come get me. I stopped eating except for on the weekends because my nerves were so bad. I lost so much weight that my mom threatened to take me to the doctor where they would "make" me drink a "shake" to see if they could figure out what was wrong with me. We came to realize that it was anxiety attacks. Anxiety attacks affect everyone differently. Your little guy may be anxious about something to the point where he works himself up that he throws up. Have you contacted your pediatrician or possibly even the school counselor to see if someone can get to the bottom of this? I'm sure the little guy doesn't enjoy throwing up and probably doesn't know how to deal with whatever is making him so upset. It may be something he doesn't want to share with you because it is embarrassing to him, or perhaps he doesn't even know what's causing his anxiety.
I hope he feels better soon.

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