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My depression affects my teenagers

Feb 18, 2016 8:46 AM

I am so tired, in pain and depressed. My son is sick all the time too. He has nausea and body aches and migraines. Doctor checked him yesterday said he was ok. Could not get him to get up for school today. I let him sleep on the couch. He looks sick exhausted. It took allmy energy to try to get him going today. I made him tea and tried to make him laugh. But he just feels yuky nothing in particular.

Feb 18, 2016 9:07 AM

Soft hugs. I have been going thru this with my daughter. Sickness after sickness and then I got the flu and i haven't had the flu since I have been diagnosed with fm. It was the worst pain I could ever imagine. All of my normal pain was double or tripled and i didn't think I was going to make it through... but I did. Just keep swimming my mom always says. Send love and hopes for you both to feel better soon.

Feb 18, 2016 11:47 AM

Many times docs, especially pediatricians blow off children's symptoms unless it's easily identifiable. When my youngest was about 12-14 mos old she has pneumonia, followed my months of sickness. After tests after test, which includes a radioisotope bone scan for cancer, yes cancer (scared us bad!), it turned out she had Cytomegalovirus. She was sickly for years until she hit puberty, and then she became the healthiest of all of us. She has allergies and psoriasis, but otherwise very healthy now.

You know your child. If they aren't getting better, get a second opinion. Sending hugs, love, & prayers you'll both feel better soon! 🙂💕🙏🌼

Feb 18, 2016 9:15 PM

Yes it does in my life. We are the best advocate for our kids. It is hard to balance all this especially when our health is unpredictable. Where I live there is a group for kids who have parents with a mental illness. It helps them understand they are normal and important. Sometimes our kids or family need outside support for themselves. I can't remember any websites off the top of my head. Or maybe your doctor or psychiatrist could be of some assistance. Take care of yourself and let your kids see you are trying your best. Beets

Mar 15, 2016 1:59 AM

Thank you everyone. My son missed the bus today so i played the drill sargent and made him eat and i drove him to school. Every bump in the road made him nearly cry. His ribs were hurting that bad. I took him to the doctor and asked them to please squeeze him in. They did. They did blood and urine. No fever. His white count is 50% below normal and another number was nearly 50% above normal. Negative for mono. She said he has a virus that just making him weak. Hopefully with more rest he will be ready for school on wednesday.

Mar 15, 2016 2:00 AM

She also mentioned a possible abdominal migraine. Has anyone heard of that?

Mar 19, 2016 10:07 AM

My son has abdominal migraine disorder. After YEARS of missing so much school due to unexplained extreme stomach cramps, seeing all these doctors who insisted it was his diet (we eat well, I cook fresh every day) or his brain, finally saw a doctor who was familiar with this syndrome.
He went on elavil and life has been amazing. Ondansetron in emergencies if he thinks he's having the Symptoms again.

Mar 19, 2016 10:23 AM

I am sorry your son and you are having a hard time. Nothing makes us feel worse than our pain except when our children are hurting. We so want to take it away from them even if that means transferring it to us. We just love them that much. My heart goes out to you. Best wishes on his recovery and on your depression lifting.

Mar 21, 2016 4:50 PM

Dear Teepainter, how is your son?
Is school a stress for him?
Thinking of you and your son.
Sincerely, Beets.

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