My 6 year old daughter had an "episode" about a month ago with sudden nausea, shakiness, sweating, pale color. It passed in about 10 min. Since then, she is just "not right". She still has these "episodes" every couple of days, and often (3-5x/day) has "an icky feeling", sometimes intense hunger then feels nauseous when food is presented, decreased appetite, overall pale color with dark circles under her eyes, and sig. decreased energy/fatigue. Her pcp did stool samples (-), a U/a (-), and bloodwork (normal except slightly inc. SED rate-23). He referred to GI who rec. Prevacid 15 mg 2x/day and follow-up in 2 months. He said ulcer can't be r/o w/o scope which he will do if not better, but that Prevacid should help.
My instincts tell me it's not a GI thing. I asked about low blood sugar since snacking sometimes helps. Both drs said hypoglycemia is over-dx'd and treated, and didn't think this was her issue. Diabetes does run in the family. I think GI isn't looking at her whole picture. Also, she has never been an anxious child, but there definitely is a psych. component now (behavior, moodiness, glum). I wonder if that is a result of feeling sick, not vice versa. Please help! Thanks.