Signs of F.M.in kids?

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Spicey
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   Posted 7/30/2009 9:34 PM (GMT -7)   
How do you identify FM. in kids? And do they get "fibrofog" ?

Hara
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   Posted 7/31/2009 1:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Kids get stiff joints just like adults. So doctors will call it "Growing pains."
 
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KerriH
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   Posted 8/1/2009 5:45 AM (GMT -7)   
I had a LOT of growing pains as a kid.  I never realized it may be indicative of what was to come in the future.  My growing pains did end in my late teens and I did not come down w/ Fibro until my 30's.
 
A lot of kids do experience "growing pains" without ending up w/ Fibro.  My husband is one of them.
 


Spicey
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   Posted 8/1/2009 8:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Kerri, my son has complained of pains in his legs and some lightheadedness upon getting out of bed. He also has what he calls "shivers",when for no real reason his shoulders shiver up once or twice? These things don't appear often.

KerriH
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   Posted 8/1/2009 9:38 AM (GMT -7)   
The lightheadedness & shivers are certainly interesting. The growing pains in his legs (that's exactly where my husband and I had them) may be just normal pains.

While these may be cause to watch him more closely, I wouldn't be too concerned unless more symptoms appear or these current ones become more severe.

Take care, Spicey.

Kerri

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Hara
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   Posted 8/1/2009 4:46 PM (GMT -7)   
I had growing pains also in my hips and legs, now I hurt more in my hips and legs than anywhere else at least for today...hehehe
 
My son didn't do well with his growing pains. He got a fever and said his joins hurt. I went to help him up and he was burning up and really couldn't walk. I never did find out what might be wrong with him being only 11 back then. He's almost 18 now.
 
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Nana Monster
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   Posted 8/1/2009 6:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Spicey,
     Are you talking about joint pains?
  I'm not sure about your child. I started with pains in my feet when I was 7 . It got my legs and hips when I was a teenager. Over the course of 15 years it took over the rest of my body. I was diagnosed at 25 with arthritis and 20 years later with fibro. My nephew was diagnosed at 2 with JRA when he collapsed on us when we were yard saleing. It was 6 months and 18 baby asprin a day before he could walk again. He is now 34.   
     Another nephew started having severe pains in his legs and feet when he was a teenager. He got a lacross scolarship to college. He was in a lot of pain but he did it. He's now early 30's. 
    My granddaughter has been showing signs of it with the aching joints since she was 7 and now at the age of 12 she's popping in her neck and shoulders. My Dad said he was about 7 also. Both boys are over 6 feet tall. My grandaughter and I are only 5 feet and Dad came in about 5'6".
           Hope things get better
                                                        Nana Monster
                         

Littleneck
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   Posted 8/1/2009 9:28 PM (GMT -7)   
I remember terrible bone-deep squeezing pains in my thighbones and arms and shoulders when I was about 10 thru about 16-17. I'm not sure if these were growing pains but they sure hurt.

Hara
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   Posted 8/2/2009 1:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Good Lord knows I remember my legs hurt so bad. I told my parents and they told me that it was growing pains and that it would go away. But m a n it sure hurt. I was so glad when it finally stopped hurting.  I gave my son Tylenol when he had his pains in his legs.
 
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