Hi. I am fifteen years old and I am always feeling sick or worn out. It's gotten to the point where I am depressed, and most people (including my parents) think it's all in my head. I have never been a hypochondriac, but I sure feel like one now. It all started in late September, I was having headaches and weird pressure in the upper right parts of my body and near my spleen, and pains in my legs and shoulders. My doctor felt my tummy area and said he was pretty sure that my spleen was inflamed and that I had Mono.
But later they did tests and found out that wasn't the case. I started getting more symptoms, and they were getting worse. That lasted about 3 months before fading away. During that time I saw 4 different doctors, had tests for Rheumatoid arthritis, celiac's disease, crohns disease, ect. But all of the tests were negative. I still have the pressure in my abdomen that turns to a throbbing pain most of the time, I get headaches frequently, and really bad shooting pains in my legs. Latley, the pains in my legs have been getting worse and has spread to my hands and arms also. The veins behind my knees get inflamed, then sting and itch also, and then they settle down. I have a lima-bean sized lump on the side of my neck, and I've lost about 10 pounds. I was 138 in September and now I am 128 pounds. I eat well, but I'm always tired.
Eventually my doctor sent me to a psychologist because she thought it was an "underlying emotional problem". I promise I'm not faking! Does anyone have any idea what this could be?
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