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January 13, 2012 / Tara

Bloodwork Came Back Normal-That’s Supposed To Be Good News

So my oldest child has been suffering from what they’ve now deemed Fibromyalgia for a while. She has days when she is really in pain and can barely get out of bed. I hate watching her suffer so. We’ve been trying to figure out the right combination of meds/exercise/rest to help her and not mess with her depression and anxiety which have been pretty under control of late. The last thing I want to do is have her spiral out of control emotionally and end up in the hospital, especially during her Senior year.


We went to two different rheumatologists because the first one told us he didn’t treat fibro patients. Umm, ok, if not you then who? The second talked alot about exercise and gave us some reccomendations on meds to talk to her psychiatrist about. He also did a bunch of labs so we could rule out any other underlying conditions. I especially wanted him to check her IGG and IGA levels since my younger daughter has CVID, a form of immunodeficiency disease and both girls have had the classic constant infections.


We finally got the results today and everything was perfectly normal. Which is good news. But why do I feel less than happy? I almost wish she had something more clear cut that we could treat a little more aggressively. I’m not sure that she’s ever going to be able to exercise as much as it sounds like she needs to in order to get over the pain. She’s in pain right now-alot.


Does it make me a bad parent to wish my child had something that we could give her a medication for that might make a difference in how she’s feeling?


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  1. shoes / Jan 16 2012 5:50 pm

    Nope, not at all. You want to find something wrong that is “fixable” and medications can be good for that. So sorry your daughter and your family are going through this. I hope you are able to find her some relief soon.

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