My 15 year old daughter has had abdominal pain, nausea and stomach pain after eating, chronic muscle aches, muscle weakness, headache and migraine, and persisting fatigue for over 7 years. Now, She can't eat or drink without pain. She is too weak to attend school.
Every doctor we've been to assumes that she a) doesn't like school (she loves school), b) is anorexic/bulimic (she isn't), or c) is "simply" depressed/anxious. She has been tested for the basic autoimmune disorders (mono, Guillaume Barre), inflammatory diseases (RA, OA), allergies (all negative), thyroid disease, and psychological disorders. After 7 years of chronic illness, this year she did start treatment for depression and anxiety .
We are at our wit's end. Every time we try a new doctor, we have to start all over again. 7 years. Somebody please help us find a new direction. I've probably left out vital information because we've just returned from another ER visit during which a uninterested doctor gave her fluids and sent her home. So please ask questions to help me clarify.
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