I'm not sure what to say about whats going on except to listen and talk to her then try and decide. Sera gave you some great advice, advice I wish I had gotten when my daughter was young. I have a daughter who is now 29 yrs old with 4 children of her own. But,when she was a small child of maybe 5 or 6 she complained often of what I passed off as growing pains and so did her pediatricion. Barbarann would complain of multiple joint pain,specialy in her legs and arms and would sometimes even cry in her bed at night with these pains. I thought that she was looking for extra attention at the time since alot of these episodes coensided when there was stress in the home. Of course I now know that with me and my mother having fibro that stress can make it so much worse.
But now that she is older I do remember times when we were out doing something she had looked forward too and we would have to stop and wait for her to catch her breath(she had issues with severe fatigue too) and she would rub her knee's and hips and tell me they ached. After my daughter got older ,say in her teens,these symptoms seemed to disapear and I don't know if it was the excitment of just being an active teen or if she went into a type of remission. Now that she is aproaching 30 years of age she is once again having these same type of pains,pains that mimic alot of the pain I have and she now has a mother and grandmother who has been dx's with fibro. I didn't start having major fibro symptoms till my 40's and was dx's about a year ago and my mom wasnt dx's till she was 76 this past year!!! But in talking to my daughter she told me that the pain was indeed real and sometimes very intense and her tears were genuine. She now has a daughter who is 6 and is starting to have the same kinds of pains so we are keeping a close eye on her. It's like specially if they are doing something they love or say a special outing and are complaining of these pains during times were they should be happist is a big indication that what they are feeling is very real. One time my daughter had one of these episodes during a birthday party to the point where she wanted everyone to go home early and beleive me she was the center of attention that day but I told her to just "suck"it up and get over it because we had so many ppl there for her. I now feel horrible that added to her pain and the one person in her life that should have been the most understanding dismissed her crys for help mostly because I listened to her doctor and he made it seem trivial and silly on her part and also told me that many of the kids he had seen had so called "growing pains" and they lived through it. I wonder how many of those ppl grew up and never brought thier pain up to thier doctors out of fear of being dismissed? really sad.
Mom of one gramma to 4 lover to One
Fibromyalgia,IBS,Stroke x2,endometriosis,Diabetes type 2,neuropathic pain,nerve damage due to tailbone removel,nerve damage due to fractured back,deppresion,high blood pressure,severe nausea,atrophy,chronic pain,nerve damage due to botched bladder surgery,torn hip joint,hypoglycymic
Norco(double strength vicodin) 80 to 100 mg @ day
Ms Contin(morphine) 45 mg @ day,Lyrica 600mg @ day