Hi fellow moms! I'm desperate at this point. My 6 year old son has been extremely pale( on and off) since he was 2. Some days he looks normal, other days he looks scarily pale with circles under his eyes. but when he gets pale, which is often, he looks dead. The circles under his eyes are also very pronounced. NEXT...he has been suffering from excruciating knee and ankle pains ever since he could walk. Daily I am applying hot towels, heating pads, icy hot, you name it...to his legs. I have had many doctor appointments where I am always told that it is just growing pains. THAT MAKES NO SENSE.growing pains that make you scream out in your sleep for almost 5 years? Took him to a specialist who said I had munchausen(spell?) and wanted my child to be sick( what a bastard). Seems like no one wants to help me because I am on SSI for LUPUS and have state insurance. Please any advice would help.I love my child too much to see him hurtAnswer Question
Answer by Crafty26 at 6:14 AM on Apr. 10, 2013
Does he take a multivitamin? Has he had blood work done? Is he anemic? The blood work will tell you. Definitely give him a daily multivitamin. Dehydration & lack of Potassium can cause joint pain but more fluids & bananas & Orange juice can take care of that. Maybe he IS just pale. You may be over thinking it & not seeing the simple solution as I have stated. Start with blood work & take it from there. Have you had HIM tested for Lupus? How about Lyme disease? Is there something in your home causing these issues? Mold, using any chemicals, bug sprays? Even using something on your pets if you have any?
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