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My 3 yo (and his 6 yo brother) have had untreatable, chronic constipation (backed up bowels) for almost a year. No amount of laxatives, enemas, magnesium oxide, supplements, etc, have worked. The little guy keeps clogging up faster than we can clear him out. His older brother is showing slow improvements.
only watery stools coming out, but difficulty passing stools
eats a little then gets full quickly
foul smelling and frequent burps
wet-sounding burps (I think this is reflux. sometimes he says he threw up in his mouth.)
anal pain and itching
sometimes he feels so full and nauseated he won't drink water
complains of headaches (but he's only 3, so not sure he knows)
slow to no growth
Lots of probiotics
Lots of herbals to treat candida and bacteria
lots of supplements
GAPS diet for 6 months
Did a CDSA in Jan which showed lots of candida and bad bacteria (klebsiella, strep, clostridia). All parasite tests came back negative. H pylori was negative.
Liver fx test in April showed high AST and ALT. Retest in May was normal.
Nothing has worked! In fact, he appears to be getting worse. It's hard to know exactly how he feels because he's so little and can't really tell us accurately. But strangely, I have been having some similar symptoms, especially nausea after a small amount of food (like half a piece of toast), fatigue, headaches 2-4x per week, heartburn. Recently, I was very hungry at lunch and ate quickly. About 3/4 through my sandwich, I started sweating profusely and felt like I was going to faint for about 10 minutes. Then another night, I woke up at 3am with intense heartburn. I am not so concerned about myself and have not seen a doctor for any of this. I only my symptoms because I feel like they give me a window into what he is experiencing. I am desperately concerned about my little boy. He's 3, but he looks like he's only 2 yo or 20 months. Docs are not taking this seriously because--so far-- the boy's cognitive development seems ok (highly verbal) and he is able to play.