Posted 8/18/2014 10:01 AM (GMT -7)
I posted this in the fibro forum too. I'm needing some help!
My daughter is 17 and was diagnosed fibro over a year ago. We haven't been able to find a doctor to help us and so it's largely untreated. She is taking Gabipentin at night and Prozak for depression.
She hasn't been able to do much activity-wise. Yesterday, we went to Target and she got halfway through the store and had to sit down because she was weak, dizzy, felt nauseated and said her arms were hurting. She was very pale and clammy. This happens anytime she walks very far at all. She could barely make it out of the store. We've been to the ER for things like this with no significant issues found. She's basically been homebound for over a year with minimal ability to do anything outside. No on should be homebound, especially a 17 year old!
I feel completely helpless and have had no doctors offer any good advice. She recently saw a GI, had her gallbladder removed because it was overactive, and was diagnosed IBS and Lactose Intolerant.
Basically, she's in constant pain (hip, back, leg, jaw) is gaining weight, becomes extremely faint and pale when she does much activity, she even has to lay down for about 30 minutes after she showers.
Does this all sound fibro/CFS related, specifically the Target incident? What should I do to get this kid a life again?!