“Why do I go back to the past in my sleep?” – Dr Louise answers your burning questions

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About three years ago my family and I went out for dinner and afterwards we all had upset stomachs and diarrhoea. Ever since then my daughter has had problems with her stomach and spends hours in the toilet because she says her digestive system doesn’t work properly and she can’t empty her bowels.

She says nothing happens when she goes to the toilet and seems to be chronically constipated. We’ve taken her to a number of medical specialists but no one seems able to help her.

My daughter has obsessive-compulsive tendencies and gets disturbing thoughts that she can’t stop from going around and around in her head. She was prescribed medication for this and since taking it the thoughts have been less troubling, but she’s obsessed about going to the toilet and not being able to finish on the toilet in a reasonable time. What can I do?

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