Do my kids have FMS/CFS?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by gymmbabe, Sep 1, 2006.

  1. gymmbabe

    gymmbabe New Member

    I am an over-reactive mother. Everytime one of my kids say "this hurts," I think they have FM. My husband will say "it's growing pains."

    I remember my parents telling me that when I was younger. Am I paranoid or should I have them looked at???

    I don't want them to become hypochondriacs..I do believe in some growing pains. But, I can't help it. I had endometriosis and when my oldest started her monthly cycle and cramping...I immediately blamed it on endo.

    Anyone else a compulsive worrier??

    Dawn
  2. kenzie45230

    kenzie45230 New Member

    Everything I've read says FM/CFS isn't genetic. But, of course, since they're always learning, that might not really be true.

    I never knew growing pains existed until I had my son (he's 22 now). His father also had them when he was a kid. My son would wake up in the night crying because of the pain. He'd take a warm bath, then I'd have to massage his legs and give him some kids' pain meds. Usually after about 3 weeks of these growing pains, he'd actually have a growth spurt. Then they'd stop until the next time.