Is it possible for a 14 year old to have fibo

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KellieJo
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   Posted 5/24/2010 5:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Our daughter has always had more pains than her siblings but I always put it off as growing pains.
 
Last month she complained off and on her jaw line, neck was hurting off and on.  She will get these pains off and on, go away quickly......hmmm wonder where I heard that???
 
Well yesterday I noticed her neck is a little swollen, she was complaining of pain in her jaw shooting down to her elbow on the right side.  Last night she had tears in her eyes, so I felt around and pushing around, she kept saying that hurts, quit digging you nail into me, told her I wasn't digging my nail into her.  It wasn't just the neck area but legs and arms hurt her too.  She started to cry saying my body just hurts.
 
I gave her meds, put a heating pad on her and she was asleep early and slept all through the night.

pksmdrag
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   Posted 5/24/2010 5:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi KellieJo - as you know, only a doctor can tell for sure, but my fourteen year old daughter got diagnosed with in February with fibromyalgia. My daughter got sick in the beginning os September with flu like symptoms that led from one thing to another. I have other replies that give more detail to how it all unfolded for us.

I sure hope your daughter doesn't have it. Good luck.

Kim

Sheila1366
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   Posted 5/24/2010 6:25 AM (GMT -7)   
My daughter was diagnosed when she was 12. She still struggles and she is now 24. We took her to a pediatric reheum. at at Duke. Along with FM she has CFS. I think it was triggered by her period and getting the hepatitis vaccine at school. Or it could be genetics. I was always in pain when I was a young girl. We had a terrible time with the school system. Teachers were not sympathetiic. I hope your daughter doesn't have FM. Poor thing.
I struggle with FM,Raynauds Syndrome,gastroparesis, IBS and depression. I trust in God with all things. Been a tough journey and it's not getting any easier but thanks to God and my family I am not alone.


pksmdrag
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   Posted 5/24/2010 7:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Sheila - what was the difference between FM and CFS that they diagnosed both in your daughter? I understand the tender points. How did they distinquish the fatigue of FM vs. CFS? Was your daughter able to go to college? What is she doing these days? I am with you in t hinking that changing hormones / period has something to do with this. Thanks.

Kim

Sherrine
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   Posted 5/24/2010 8:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, it's possible, I'm sorry to say.  Our mod, Jeannie, has had fibro all of her life....even as a very small child.
 
Sherrine
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kathydownunder
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   Posted 5/24/2010 8:33 AM (GMT -7)   
My son was 15 when he we where told he had fibro, for him it was stress induced, but he has had it all of his life the GROWINGPAINS etc/ Our daughter was 14 hers was also stress. But our youngest son well his was the result of being hit by a car as he was walking home one night. But our youngest son and our daughter never had what we call growing pains. Our oldest son who has never had fibro grew up with the growing pains has had major taumas as a result of playing rugby league and also a work accident which resulted in a back injury. So for me I see it as inhertated as my mother also has fibro, my grandmother also some of my extended family also has fibro.
 
Kathy

Sheila1366
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   Posted 5/24/2010 10:47 AM (GMT -7)   
My daughter was not able to attend school her senior year, homeschooled. It was very tough on her, she slept all the time. Back when she was diaggnosed CFS and FM were to totally different diagnoses. The CFS was due to the severe fatigue ( she slept all the time and would get very pale when she slept, very low bp and pain. FM came alone the same time cause she tested positive on all the tender points.

After her senior year of school she was able to attend college and graduate. She got better, still tired and pain but was able to handle school full time. She worked for 3 years but now is unable to work due to fatigue,pain and depression.

Watching her suffer has been so hard. I can take my pain but when your child is hurting you wish more than anything that you could take there pain away.

One thing I wish I could do over was keep her in school. I should have pitched more of a fit with the school system and made them do what I needed them to do for her. She missed so much......prom, graduating with her class. She lost touch with friends. But with what we had we had no choice other than to homeschool her. It was very tough. She slept most all the time.

I hope that you are able to get some help for your daughter. You are her best advocate. Fight for her to be treated with respect and great care. You are a great mom for caring. When I was young and in pain my mother complained all the time about me and said I was looking for attention. It is good you believe your daughter and she has your support.
I struggle with FM,Raynauds Syndrome,gastroparesis, IBS and depression. I trust in God with all things. Been a tough journey and it's not getting any easier but thanks to God and my family I am not alone.


pksmdrag
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   Posted 5/24/2010 11:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Sheila - I took my daughter shopping for some clothes on Saturday with a friend and her mom. She had a great time, but it was too much by the time Sunday rolled around. No energy and hurt. Today is even worse. She was in tears a couple of times today. One of her tutors is here now. We like her. My daughter will plug away for an hour. Then a couple of hours from now another tutor will come for another hour. We fought to get the tutoring, but I am sure the school wants her back in school full time in the fall. I just don't see that happening since she can't even go shopping for 3 hours with a sit down lunch break for one day, never mind 5 days in a row! Did your daughter always go full time? Did she graduate after her class? We would both like her to be able to go to school a little bit but not sure if she will be able to handle that. I am with you, it is so hard to see your child suffering and you can't fix it. I am not sure about homeschooling her because I don't know if I have the energy or health to do it. (I have the RA and PMR and I have extra work with my mother living in the nursing home - I still have to take her to specialist and dentist, etc.) It had to have been very hard for you to homeschool your daughter the last year with your own health problems. Does your daughter live back at home with you? Does she sleep alot again? Does she have any friends now that understand? IT is so hard for all these young people in the prime of their life. Also, did you battle with the school the whole time she was in high school? Sorry for all the questions. I am just trying to figure out things.

Kim
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