Everything 'hurts'

by Stacey
(Kent)

Hi,

I am currently seeing a boy about 8 years old who has difficulty participating in activities because he says 'it hurts'. It hurts to swim without flippers, do up buttons, write, walk on flat feet (tip toes), contact sports, walking down stairs. He has been seen by a paediatrician who has eliminated possible juvenile arthritis. Anybody experienced a similar thing?

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Sep 22, 2012
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Everything hurts
by: Ronibet

Your child may have Fibromyalgia. I did and do, and my complaints sound like your childs. It wouldn't hurt to be evauated for it.

Sep 22, 2012
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Hurting
by: Anonymous

Could it be Fibromyalgia? Ever since I was little I hurt. It hurt to do almost everything. The doctors poo ppoed me, said it was in my head or I was a hyprocondriac(sp. I finally decided everyone must hurt so I shut up. When I was orlder and it got so bad, I went back to the doctors. I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, then I was able to learn what to do to help myself and the doctors had more tools too. Just an idea.

May 15, 2012
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everything hurts
by: marjory glasgow

Hi my 8yr old has similar probs. He has reduced proprioception/affects his fine motor skills,co ordination etc. He explains that when you squeeze him he feels that as comfort and being gentle and vice versa. If you gently touch him its like a punch. He has great difficulty with zips buttons pulling up clothes or pulling on. I sugest an occupational therapist assesment. Tight clothes seem to help him. Good luck.

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