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About Kids & Teens | Last Active: Sep 9, 2011 | Replies (10)

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IBS goes with Fibromyalgia. Recent research has said fibro is possibly hereditary. That being said, he may have fibro. But maybe you and him can work through your pains together. It helps to have someone close to you know what you’re going through, to talk to, and to compare notes with. Hopefully there will be more awareness of both his conditions by the time he is older.

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Hi Julie,
Good point. At least I can be understanding about his pain. Thank you for making me see the best of this situation.

I have rheumatoid arthritis,fibromyalgia,allergies,sinus & bronchitis problems. My kids have IBS,allergies,diabetes-type one for 20 yrs.(daughter, 26,now),&migranes.My RA wouldn’t show up on bloodwork. Finally after years of chronic pain & many Drs.,my new Rheumatologist ordered x-rays of my wrists & ankles.Proof showed on the x-rays,& she started treatment. It helped so very much to finally have a diagnosis!!!! Kids knew I was hurting right along with them,so they understood why they needed to take their meds.Plus, we had to cut down on activities & read a lot of books! We all learned to each take our own book to Dr.appointments to help pass the waiting time. Kids are able to compensate & adapt if we give them the chance. They react how we react. So even though it’s hard to see them in pain, don’t panic or make a big fuss.Got to take life in stride! Prayer & faith helps a lot, too! ESP. for us moms!!

I know what you mean, Beth. Going through endless tests is hard on everything. Your wallet, your emotional state…everything. I’m so glad you have a diagnosis and have found some relief. 🙂 You are also right about the way we handle things clues them into how they handle things. Don’t worry, we don’t make a fuss but here where he can’t see my worry and heartbreak…well this is where I can talk about my struggles. For my son the activity level has to be just right. Not too much, not too low or he has more pain.

I see you wrote this at 3 in the morning. You forgot to mention insomnia.
My best therapy is helping someone else. It helps me not look at myself so much.
Does wonders for my depression.

You sound like a really GREAT mom!!!!!! Moms have the hardest, most important, & best “job”ever! Dads ,too! I hope today is a good day for you & your family!!!

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