A 14 yr old honor student came to our clinic with him mom and dad. He has been ill for over 6 years and recently has been missing school for over a month due to pain and too-frequent bowel movements.
He reports worsening intense stomach pain waking him up at night. His rightfully-concerned mom, who is a registered nurse (RN), tried everything under the sun to no avail. It seemed as we were his mom's last hope.
His current treatment was Prilosec as he had really intense acid burning in his stomach area. It was not working and in fact was making it worse.
I began taking his history from as far back as he could remember.
8 years ago, he went to Mexico with his parents. There he got bad diarrhea which resolved with antiobiotics and flagyl.
2 years after that incident, he began having severe food allergies and couldn't eat much of anything without reacting.
The food allergies only became worse allowing him only to eat rice, water and sometimes some raw vegetables.
Then the intense stomach p...