Hello. My 13 year old daughter has been very sick for about a month. She has been to the doctors 4 times and they can't seem to find the problem. She is going back in 2 weeks or so because that is the only appointment available but she is in alot of pain. Just so everyone knows she is a vegetarian and has a panic disorder.
It first started in the end of November with very bad chest pain in the middle of her chest, and extreme fatigue.
-The doctors checked her for Mono and thyroid problems which all came back negative.
Than in the beginning of December she had slight chest pain, slight back pain, and a cough.
-Doctors checked for streph,bronchitis and did a chest x-ray which came back again negative.
-Also did bloodtest and found she had low cortisol level and calcium.
Now it was mid.December when she had again chest pain(hurt alittle more & with deep breath), somewhat painful back pain, swollen glands, cough.
-Doctor sent her to another doctor because he couldn't find the problem.
Other doctor in Mid December before Christmas break saw her. He did a full examination and came to the conclusion she had pertusis ( the whooping cough) without doing any test.
He recommended an Infectious Disease doctor.
She went through the break with very little pain.
Now she has terrible back and chest pain, usually leaves her crying and shaking and I asked her on a scale of 1-10 what would she rate it and she said an 8 or a 9. I got a bit worried, and when this happened last night was ready to take her to the hospital but she refused to go because she hates hospitals.
The Chest pain is on her breast and today went into her armpits halfway down her arm. On the left side & also on the right sometimes.
She has VERY bad ribcage pain below her breast and down mostly on the left side but occasionaly on the right.
The back pain in where her ribs are and sometimes lower and she said this hurts the most. She cries so much and tylenol doesn't help the pain whatsoever.
The pain is sometimes also in her shoulders.
We tried baking soda and water to see if it was acid reflux, after a half an hour with nothing going away I gave her an antiacid which didn't help.
She also has mild-moderate pain in her stomach below her ribs and near her hipbone.
Honestly, the pain just keeps increasing.
Any ideas as to what it could be and how I could help her until we go to the doctors?
Thanks so much.
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