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Question: MY SON FEELS SICK WHEN HE EATS


 STILO - Wed Jun 22, 2005 7:27 am

Not every time he eats does he feel sick, for instance we will sit down for our evening meal he will eat one mouthfull and may have to wait until the sick feeling goes before he can eat another mouthfull, he is a healthy 16 year old, very fit. Please help.
 Shannon Morgan, CMA - Wed Jun 22, 2005 6:12 pm

User avatar Ongoing nausea is definitely not normal, and can have many causes. Has he lost any weight? He should really be seen about this.
 STILO - Thu Jun 23, 2005 3:41 am

NO HE HAS NOT LOST ANY WEIGHT, ALTHOUGH HE GETS NAUSEOUS HE ISN'T SICK. WE HAVE SEEN OUR LOCAL GP WHO DONE A BLOOD TEST AND STOOLS SAMPLE, THE RESULTS CAME BACK CLEAR, THE DOCTOR HAS LEFT IT AT THAT SAYING ITS NOTHING SERIOUS. I KNOW I NEED TO TAKE THIS FURTHER HOWEVER I AM NOT SURE OF MY NEXT STEP.
 Shannon Morgan, CMA - Thu Jun 23, 2005 8:23 am

User avatar Since physical factors have been ruled out, it does sound very much like anorexia. Before you think of intentional eating disorders, let me explain. Anorexia is the lack of appetite (meaning not looking forward to or having cravings for food and/or difficulty eating). This occurs frequently with any type of emotional turbulence, and at 16, that is very common, but not everyone with these problems develop anorexia. Every person is different in the physical symptoms they suffer, and there are usually always physical symptoms. Anxiety is very high at that age, as is depression. Many times both occur at the same time. Watch very closely, as many teens hide it well, and talk to him. If you notice any change in his behaviour from before this started, get him professional help, it's very crucial to his health.
 STILO - Thu Jun 23, 2005 8:53 am

Hi Shannon,
He has been under quite a bit of pressure just lately, exams just finished yesterday, plus girlfreind changes, you know how it is. I will let you know the outcome.

many thanks for your advice,

Ken.

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