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I feel horrible, like i’m dying because of my constant body aches, headaches, nausea and fatigue. Im age 12 female and have been feeling like this for weeks, please help!
Hi @idkwhattodo – it sounds like you are having a horrible time. You say that you are 12 years old??
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@idkwhattodo – welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. The constant body aches, headaches, nausea and fatigue sound hard to deal with. How scary to feel as though you are dying. When I've had some of these symptoms personally, I was either dealing with premenstrual syndrome or with food poisoning.
A Mayo Clinic resource you may want to check out is the symptom checker https://www.mayoclinic.org/symptom-checker/select-symptom/itt-20009075.
I'd also like to invite @lioness into this conversation to offer any insights.
Have you had a chance to discuss these symptoms with your parents or with your doctor, idkwhatodo?
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yes, they say its really nothing
I am so sorry you are going through this. I have had something like this in the past and I just want you to know that you can get through it. Finding out what is causing such a myriad of symptoms can be difficult and might involve a number of different doctors plus your parents, your friends and even perhaps a professional counselor to help you deal with the symptoms until you get it figured out.
I would tell your parents that you want to go to your primary care doctor and have him/her do a complete blood workup on you. This would include a CBC (complete blood count), a metabolic panel, thyroid tests, and other blood tests to test for autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, etc. If you can rule some things out then it will be easier to handle your symptoms as you try to continue to get this figured out. Do you have health insurance that can assist in getting some of these tests run ? You may have already done this but if not, this is where I would start. Once you get these results back, you may find out what is going on. Or you may feel some amount of relief that you have ruled out many of the serious causes of your symptoms.
I have to say I am very impressed that someone of your young age would seek out a forum such as this to try to find answers. I do not know too many 12 year olds that would have the presence of mind to reach out as you have. You should know that you have taken a very good first step. If by chance you do not have a primary care doctor that you are comfortable with, I strongly suggest you talk to your friends or family to gain a referral to a good and caring doctor to go to for testing. I have learned that being able to talk openly with your doctor is very important, particularly when trying to diagnose very difficult symptoms.
Please stay in touch with us here at Mayo Clinic Connect. We are not doctors but many of the people here know about a lot of resources that may be helpful to you.
Take care of yourself and have faith that you will figure this out even though it may take some time.
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@idkwhattodo – did your parents or your doctor indicate your symptoms are really nothing, or both?
@idkwhattodo Welcome to our forum we try to give you are experience for our problems. What do your parents say about your symptoms? Have you told them how you feel? You showed have a talk with your Mom since you are going into adolescents soon and body changes in your hormones. Perhaps seeing the Dr. your Pediatrician can help you . With the symptoms you told us about it could be a number of things from just your body starting to change in having your hormones go crazy for one thing I don't want to scare you I went through the same thing and most women do . As a lot of people have said you are being very brave to reach out to us here on Mayo connect . We all care and wish you the best . Please stay in touch I,m sure you will figure it out but I would suggest you talk to your Mother and a Dr. Ask the Dr to do blood work for sure / to rule out any diseases .
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Write an email to Lisa.email@example.com she and The New Times have a Netflix program “DIAGNOSIS” – where they try to help people find a diagnosis. They use crowdsourcing to solve medical mysteries.
Go to a teaching hospital (university medical school) and see a gastroenterologist.
All the best
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