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my child vomits when she eats sweets...

  1. megs78 profile image60
    megs78posted 8 years ago

    Hi everyone,

    I know this is a gross topic, but I'm finding it difficult to find any answers about this.

    My daughter is 6 and seems to have a problem with candy and chocolate.  Actually anything sweet.  She will vomit almost directly after eating it on a lot of occassions.

    Do you know any reason why this might be the case?

    ps.  I have an 8 year old daughter who eats the same as my 6 year old, with no symptoms.

    She doesnt eat too much candy and on the whole has a pretty balanced diet.


    Thanks in advance

    1. rebekahELLE profile image88
      rebekahELLEposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      does she have asthma?

      although you say it happens with sweets and not just chocolate.

    2. stoneangel444 profile image60
      stoneangel444posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      It is also possible she may be allergic to something in the candy. I would mention it to you family MD and at the next opportunity see if there is anything in common in the ingredience list on the packaging

  2. Aya Katz profile image83
    Aya Katzposted 8 years ago

    Have you had her blood sugar tested?

    1. megs78 profile image60
      megs78posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      no, i haven't.  is there some connection?

      1. Aya Katz profile image83
        Aya Katzposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        It might be a good idea to rule out diabetes.

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    Justine76posted 8 years ago

    is this a new problem? has she alwasy eaten sweets and been fine? is it only sweets, or could it be a gluten thing?
    When I was younger my mother feed me no refined sugar. I went to a birthday party when I was 4 and had cake and ice cream for the first time in my life. I threw up for 2 days.

    1. megs78 profile image60
      megs78posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I never really put two and two together until a little while ago.  When she was really young, she didn't get to eat too much candy.  but now she is 6 and candy is one of the most important things in her life smile  so she gets it more often, is what i'm trying to say.

      but finally today, she threw up at our local pharmacy and all it was was bits of rainbow colored sour candy.  that was the last straw for me.  now i have to stop letting her eat it to see if there is any difference.

      I will list some foods that made her sick directly afterward and maybe you will see a connection;

      oreo cookies,
      grape pop
      chocolate bar
      sour chews

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        Justine76posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        my youngest daughter used to throw up every time she ate a  fruit roll up. could be the sugar alone, try cutting it out, but if it persists or other symptoms develop...extreme thirst, hunger, fatigue, weight loss, feelignhngru but beign unable to keep food down, ...get her to a docotor.

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    Justine76posted 8 years ago

    Oh yeha, I am sorry your going through this, I hope you get answers soon and your kiddo feels better.  sad Its no fun having a sick kid.

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    moonphlowerposted 8 years ago

    I would have her blood sugar tested...she may be diabetic.  I certainly hope it's nothing like that.

  6. IzzyM profile image90
    IzzyMposted 8 years ago

    Symptoms of diabetes include always having to drink a lot, excessive thirst, weight loss. Haven't heard of vomiting sweet things as being a symptom but then what would I know?

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      moonphlowerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Before I was diagnosed, I would get extremely nauseated when my blood sugar dropped suddenly.  I never did get thirsty and weight loss was not an issue...I gained!  My doctor and I never put two and two together.  It was an absolute fluke that we found it.  hmm

      That was the only reason I mentioned it.

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        Justine76posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        how old were you? I have a good friend who's child was recently diagnosed with diabetes. He threw up alot. About the weight gain/loss I think symptoms of childrens diabetes are diffeent from adults? (Plus, theres alwasy some lucky perosn who gets teh symptoms all wrong. Lucky your dr figured it out!!)
        I hope this isnt scaring you Megs..its most likely just the sugar itself. I still get queasy if I eat sugar on an empty stomach.

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          moonphlowerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I was 34 when I was diagnosed...it was October of last year!  sad  It's a long drawn out story on how we caught it...

          Megs, I am certainly not saying that's what it is...just worth checking in too.

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            Justine76posted 8 years agoin reply to this

            well, Im sorry that happened, and Im glad you did catch it.  smile

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              moonphlowerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Thank you!  smile

  7. rebekahELLE profile image88
    rebekahELLEposted 8 years ago

    too much candy is not good for her anyway. if she's overloading on candy, her body is rejecting it. I would not give her any for a while and consult a physician.

    is she feeling o.k. otherwise? not coming down with something?

  8. megs78 profile image60
    megs78posted 8 years ago

    the reason this is kind of all hitting home with me is because I had gestational diabetes with my children but with her it was uncontrolled and she weighed 10 pounds at birth.  so now, she has a higher risk of developping it, but I thought it was more when she would be an adult or pregnant herself.

  9. IzzyM profile image90
    IzzyMposted 7 years ago

    I see I missed some replies to this, but seeing as its been brought up again,there is a difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
    Type 1 is the type that chilren normally suffer from, and the symptoms include weight loss and excessive thirst. Type 2 is what adults get, and they are usually medically obese, and may or may not have an excessive thirst.
    There is no correlation between a woman having gestational diabetes and the child developing diabetes, to my knowledge.
    I have no knowledge of vomitting being a symptom of diabetes either. That is not to say it doesn't happen for some people, but it is not generally a recognised sign.
    A child vomitting after eating sweet things may well be displaying signs of an allergic reaction. I do not know to what. That is what doctors are paid to find out.

  10. timorous profile image84
    timorousposted 7 years ago

    Hi Megs;
    What is the rest of her diet like?  Does she eat veggies or fruit without objection?  A properly balanced diet includes a wide variety of vegetables and fruit, along with whole-grain breads and cereals, plus various beans.  You should also limit snacks and junk food wherever possible.  I know this is often very difficult with children, but early good habits pay off later in life, in the form of healthier, happier adults.

    I certainly don't mean to berate you for being a bad mother.  You just have to be firm..lay down the law.  Get her interested in nourishing stuff.  You might like to check out my 2 hubs on natural health or my own website on the same subject. Just go to my profile page.

    It sounds to me like she's getting waayyy too much sugar.  You'll have to wean her off the sugar, like pronto.  She's probably developed a toxicity to the sugar..so much so that her system is rejecting it, and rightly so.  There's no nutritive value in refined sugar anyway.  It can't be properly metabolized. Here's a boring little lesson on sugar, insulin and diebetes:

    Your body normally produces its' own insulin, which is what regulates the release of glucose (or blood sugar) into your system to give you energy.  Whole-grains found in cereals and such, contain natural sugars which are broken down more slowly than refined sugars found in candy etc.  If there's a sudden rush due to consumption of refined sugar, your body can't produce enough insulin that quickly to keep up.  If this is kept up or repeated too frequently, your system really goes out of whack.  This eventually leads to diabetes.

    The moral of the story is that sugar is not good for you.  At 6, your daughter still has a very good chance of getting herself back to a healthy state.  The older you get, the more irreversible the damage is.  Just obey mother nature..she knows best. Cheers smile

  11. lightning john profile image60
    lightning johnposted 7 years ago

    Take her to a doctor !