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Not a hyperochondriac afterall

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 21, 2008
  • 09:19 PM

To all the mothers out there reading this: if you child complains about "growing pains" more than other children, please don't ignore them.

If they seem to complain about musclosketal and joint pain more than other children, have a tall thin build with long fingers and toes, but have normal tests, consider "joint hypermobility syndrome".

It has been ignored in the medical community until lately. Take them to a rheumatologist, because family physicians are still quite ignorant on the subject.

They are not hypochondriacs. And their problems, physically and emotionally, will only worsen the longer they go undiagnosed.

I wouldn't wish the last decade of my life on my worst enemy- if I had one!

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