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Child gets constant stomach upset, burps, fatigue. Diagnosed with IBS and anxiety. Suggestions?

My 11 year old son has been seen by a gastrointestinal specialist for constant upset stomach, burping and simply feeling poorly over the last year. A scope was done - which revealed nothing - but it seems to be getting worse. My son is now starting to show signs of fatigue throughout the day. This may sound strange, but the only thing that seems to settle his stomach (for a short while) is cinnimon Altiods. My son has grown somewhat addicted to them over the last year. I know there is some anxiety involved in our situation, but I also know there is something more than just the butterflies one feels when anxious. He s a social, bright, athletic kid who shows no other signs of anxiety or depression . The gastrointestinal specialist diagnosed IBS and anxiety. I know there s something more. Any ideas? Thank you.
Asked On : Tue, 30 Oct 2012
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Gastroenterologist 's  Response
you doctor may be correct lot of children who are good academically bright have underlying stress to maintain their performance or some other stress at home or school or even an affair !
talk to him get him councelled it helps
some mild anxiolytic trial with destressing in any form could help
get his thyroid liver and renal function tested it fatigue is too much and unexplained
hope this answers your query
do get back if any further questions to be answered
wish him a speedy recovery
Answered: Sat, 3 Nov 2012
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