Since December 2007, my son has been complaining of stomach aches before/during/after a meal or even during the nighttime. It is almost a daily thing (that he talks about it).
If that happens when he’s eating, sometimes he does not want to eat anymore, that complicates the insulin/carbs, but that is another story.
Sometimes, at night, it hurts like he wants to throw up (but he doesn’t). But his bg is ok.
I went to the hospital, waited several hours for the doctors to tell me that he has “bloating” and that he has to stop drinking pop and cake! I could not believe my ears. I was so tired of being there, I just gave up and did not say that this was bull…
He tried pop for the first time in his life this year! And, he took some on 3 occasions and not a whole can, so I am very frustrated about the situation and powerless.
Two months ago, I told his endo that he was having stomach pains on a regular basis and it does not seem to have anything to do with his bg (he says it hurts, he is usually in a normal range). She checked in his file and said that in November, they will check for something in his blood that can give stomach aches (and is brought by D). It’s a test that is done every 2 years and they only did it once he was diagnosed (4 years ago), I will know in one month.
We went to his doctor also, and she said that in children the stomach (around the navel area) is the “hurt” area for children, meaning that if there is something wrong, it could hurt there, they are stressed for something at school, it could hurt, they have a throat infection, it could hurt their stomach. It’s not all kids.
It makes me sad because he told me that it’s going to hurt for the rest of his life and I told him that if it is the emotional ache, than when he will be a grown-up, it will be over (the frequent stomach aches).