Hi everyone. I'm hoping that someone out there can help us. Since the age of 12 my son has these episodes where either all his joints will hurt or just some of them. This time he has it so bad in both ankles that we had to get him a wheelchair. We did the normal routine (as all previous times) and took him to the doctor who, once again ran a slew of blood tests...all of which came back perfect...nothing wrong at all. Last October he was seen for pain in his back and neck...also ran blood work..no answers. He had been to a specialist who couldn't give me a straight answer but was very eager to diagnose arthritis and prescribed Naproxen.
Thing is, the pain is not constant and he has about 2 bouts a year. We were given the diagnosis of growing pains in the past, but this time at a follow-up with his Peaditrician my husband was told that they think it's psychological and they've referred my son to a psychiatrist.
NOW here's the biggie...I know my son and I can't help but feel that these doctors...as good as they may be and as concerned as they are...have run out of ideas and now want to blame it on his mental state.
This floors me because my son is the most easy going kid ever.
I need help. I'm about to ask his doctor for a list of all the things they have tested him for so I can start looking for answers.
Anyone else have the same thing happen to their pre-teen/teen? Could this be part of puberty? Could it be growing pains since I know that it almost seems that after he has a bout he has a growth spurt?
Any information, suggestions ... well anything would be welcome at this point. I don't feel that dragging him to a psychiatrist is the answer here.
Thanks for your help in advance.