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can anyone please tell me why my d complains of stomachs occasionally? Tks
Are you just starting the refeeding process?
Hi Helene,

their intestine system is not used to regular food and normal portions and it has shrunk. So stomach ache, constipation and such problems are quite normal and last very long in the refeeding process. Now 2 years in it is really better here.
We gave her a heat pad after meals or she took a warm bath when she had stomach ache. Is your d constipated? Make sure she drinks enough (about 1,5 l a day at last) and try some over the counter plant meds (we had some with balm that worked called Gastrovegetalin here) or some tea.
Keep feeding. There is light at the end of the tunnel.
My D gets a physical reaction to food sometimes which she is challenging at the moment. She had some cheesecake today and was really pleased that the tummy ache did not follow. She says she knows is psychological if she’s eating a challenging food and is working towards eradicating it. She also describes her tummy involuntarily bloating and her throat feeling like it’s closing up but that happens less so now.  
Hi Helene,

You mentioned a while ago that your daughter was abusing laxitives. These can increase pain and nausea and over the long term cause additional problems with the digestive system. Ideally, your daughter should talk to her doctor in order to get support and medical help to stop the laxitives and reduce side effects.

Warm wishes,

2015 12yo son restricting but no body image issues, no fat phobia; lost weight IP! Oct 2015 home, no progress. Medical hosp to kick start recovery Feb 2016. Slowly gaining at home, seeing signs of our real kid.

May 2017 Hovering around WR. Mood great, mostly. Summer 2017 Happy, first trip away in years, food variety, begin socialising. Sept 2017, back to school FT first time in 2 years. 2018 growing so fast hard to keep pace with weight. 2020 Off to university, healthy and happy.
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My daughter has been complaining about her stomach as well. She was prescribed medication she needs to take 30 min before eating (only on days when her stomach bothers her).
Can you please tell us what kind of meds she gets so that might help others to ask for that?
Keep feeding. There is light at the end of the tunnel.