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Sunday, January 12th, 2014
Boy update

All the endoscopy tests came back negative. No Celiac, no lactose intolerance, no bacteria issues, no allergies, and I forget what else was tested for. Also no parasites. The doc is trying him on a medicine that helps with pediatric stomach migraines. I didn’t know such things existed, but apparently they do. It will also help with cyclic vomiting syndrome, though the doc doesn’t think that’s what he has. He had to have an EKG today to make sure he can be on the medicine. He also has to have a stomach ultrasound next week. He’s still vomiting. Only about 4 times today.

Also, I got a new Macbook today. There’s a bad sensor inside. I took it back. Bah! So I wait again. It was lovely and thin and sleek.

The dog has a runny/gooey eye. Not sure what he did to himself. Trying to keep it clean with a damp cloth and hopefully that helps me.

Hoping to do some baking tomorrow. Maybe cinnamon rolls. Maybe bread.

Would also like to get some writing done. Definitely going to watch the niners play. Was hoping that the Colts would pull it out today, but they didn’t.



7 comments to “Boy update”

  1. Julio A. Cezar Junior
     · January 12th, 2014 at 4:51 am · Link


    Read about your son, and wouldn’t forgive myself if I didn’t ask this. Did you have your drinking water checked? It is a common problem where I live (boonies in a 3rd world country) and may lead to the same kind of symptoms. Sorry if it comes out badly, don’t mean to offend.

    Regardless, best wishes for you son, you and the rest of your family.

    Take care, or as we say here, Walk in the Shade

    • Di Francis
       · January 12th, 2014 at 11:13 am · Link

      I don’t think it’s likely, because we’re on city water and the rest of us are okay, but I will mention it to the doc. Thanks!

  2. Adrianne
     · January 12th, 2014 at 6:38 am · Link

    GABA, an amino acid available at the health food store, has done wonders for my migraines, and should help with stomach migraines. That said? I don’t know what drugs he’s on, but if it’s Depakote or Gabapentin or Topomax don’t mix them without doctor supervision.

    • Di Francis
       · January 12th, 2014 at 11:11 am · Link

      I’m forgetting the name of this one, but it starts with an a. I will look into that. Thanks!

  3. DawnD
     · January 14th, 2014 at 8:21 pm · Link

    Just read read your post on your son. I started with IBS myself then trotted on to chronic migraine. I didn’t know stomach migraines were a thing either but there is a connection one way, so another un-fun thing learned I suppose.

    I am not an expert but if it would help to have a random stranger send you some helpful references I would be glad to. I tend to research, research, research.

    Best of luck. I hope he feels some improvement.

    • Di Francis
       · January 14th, 2014 at 11:54 pm · Link

      Hi Dawn!

      I’m always up for helpful resources if you can find any. At this point, stomach migraine is a possible, as is something up with the gall bladder who knows was else? Thanks!

  4. Adrianne
     · January 18th, 2014 at 2:39 pm · Link

    Here’s a few references.

    An article talking about your second brain.

    This book talks about balancing brain chemistry and was a huge step forward in improving my migraines:

    Other things that have helped with my migraines:
    Veggies – especially broccoli, cauliflower, Brussells sprouts, cabbage, collards & kale have a compound called DIM that helps balance hormones. You can buy DIM at the health food store, but I found it overwhelmed my fragile system.

    Get 9 hours sleep/night. It’s the rock bottom best way to keep your serotonin in balance. Its cheaper and has far fewer side effects than SSRIs. http://www.drlam.com on adrenal fatigue

    Look up tyramine free diet. It sucks, but it’s made a huge difference in my migraines. This one looks like a good place to start, but they don’t list tomatoes and oranges as bad, and they trigger me. http://www.healthline.com/natstandardcontent/alt-tyramine-free-diet

    Blood sugar control has been a lifetime issue for me, and I get nauseous when it’s low. Try the South Beach Diet and see if that helps. It was written by a well known heart surgeon to improve his patients’s blood work. It’s not another fad diet. http://www.amazon.com/South-Beach-Diet-Delicious-Doctor-Designed-ebook/dp/B0056IAXNK/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1390081012&sr=8-3&keywords=south+beach+diet