IsabelC Posted September 28, 2012 Share Posted September 28, 2012 (edited) My 7yo has had periodic bouts of knee joint pain at night time for a long time. When she first started complaining about it, I took her for a checkup and was told that there was nothing wrong with her, and it was most likely growing pains. However, the discomfort has apparently gotten worse. Dd says that her knees now hurt 'constantly', and that her hip joints hurt too, and sometimes other areas. She also says she is getting muscular weakness and tiredness. Yesterday she said that the reason her writing has gotten messy is because her (dominant) left hand gets tired after a few words and she has been trying to write with her right hand. She has also regressed to wetting her pants after not doing that for a long time. We had thought that this might be an emotional issue, but then she said that she sometimes pees when she laughs. I've never heard of stress incontinence in a little kid, so with that and the other issues I'm starting to panic and wondering whether she has some horrific wasting illness. Dh laughed at me when I told him how worried I was. He said that maybe she has some minor pain and a bit of anxiety but mostly she's just a bit of a hypochondriac and she's trying to get more attention from me. Edited September 28, 2012 by Hotdrink Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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