alpidarkomama Posted January 17, 2012 Share Posted January 17, 2012 For a year, I've been trying to puzzle out DD6's symptoms. Just wondering if anyone has BTDT with this! Here's what he experiences: knee pain hot flashes (very transitory; usually at night, sometimes during the day) low energy (we used to do 2-3 mile hikes with no problem; now he CRIES if has to walk more than 1/2 mile; this is just not like him) frequent stomachaches (not connected to any particular food or event) frequent headaches occasional diarrhea (but it's been a while) liquids make his tummy hurt (hot or cold; sweet or not) no weight gain in 6 months; has dropped from 50th percentile (I think that was his highest) to 12th for weight; 50th to 24th for height nose is usually stuffed up, but not drippy sometimes he says his eyes hurt very low appetite he's pretty pale He's just not a complainer. The symptoms were pretty active a year ago, then mostly subsided except for stomachaches and headaches (which came irregularly). Now they're back chronically, and I think it's a little odd that it's almost exactly a year later (something seasonal??). He's cheerful and happy and does great with his learning. He saw the gastroenterologist a year ago. No H. Pylori. We're meeting again next week to see about getting him scoped. Blood work seemed okay. Tested for giardia (we had a round of it a few years ago). Tested negative (but it's not uncommon to have false negatives). A doctor friend suggested he might be anemic, so I'm going to check if that was already tested or not. He's going to have allergy testing this week to make sure I can eliminate that before having him scoped. Possibilities I've thought of: anemia (caused by not eating enough), Crohn's disease, IBS, food allergy... Any other suggestions for things to look into??? I wish I knew what was dragging him down. :( Thanks so much!! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Join the conversation
You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.