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PostPosted: 28 Apr 2013 12:35 
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Kira was diagnosed with abdominal migraines in the new year, after suffering for 18 mths with terrible tummy pains with no explanation. She was given pizotifen to take daily.
After 3 mths she is still suffering with the tummy pains, she has had 3 bouts of it, each getting worse. The last 10 days she has been poorly, to start she was still managing to get to school, but Monday last week she couldn't take it as it had gotten stronger, so she has been in bed all week. Fri was a school trip to France, she really perked up thurs, I thought she was about 90% , she was desperate to go and insisted she was well enough so we let her. She got back fri night after a full day away and she was very poorly, travel sickness had kicked in and exhaustion too. Sat morning she woke with the tummy pains again, and again today she is in bed, wrapped up with hot water bottles and heat pads.

Has anyone else had a child that suffers with these ?? I have looked on the net for info, but everything says the same, and Kira's seems like an extreme case as it usually lasts 1-72hrs, Kira suffered for up to 10 days, and this time even longer!!

The school don't understand and we have been moaned at for her absence!!


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PostPosted: 28 Apr 2013 16:50 
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Refer the school to your GP and tell them to take a long walk off a short pier! Would they rather she was at school and suffering, having to be sent home etc etc?! The poor kid can't help it FFS, schools can really be a PITA at times :twisted:
Have you seen a nutritionist to discuss diet and what foods to possibly avoid? I know certain foods trigger head migraines so I'd guess the same foods probably trigger abdominal ones. They say chocolate os a trigger, but if I have a migraine, that's about the only thing that I can eat without feeling like crap!!

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 Post subject: Re: Abdominal migraines
PostPosted: 29 Apr 2013 12:04 
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Poor Kira, there's nothing worse than tummy pain is there! I suffer from headaches which are like migraines and the pain is awful so can't imagine what tummy ones are like!
As for the school moaning at absence what are you supposed to do? Send her in when she's in agony! They really are thick at times if your child is off for a few days it's obviously because there poorly.
They say that foods with the letter c trigger off migraines so no idea if that stands with tummies?
No chocolate coffee caffeine cheese, that what they say.

Hope you get to the bottom of things soon.


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PostPosted: 29 Apr 2013 14:07 
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I have just spoken to the student manager at Kira's school, I explained why she's been off and that she has been diagnosed with abdominal migraines, brought on by anxiety, stress, excitement etc. she has asked for Kira to take in her letter of diagnosis for her file, she's going to talk to her tutors too.


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