It often takes an incident to make you realise how much you have changed.
Today I took my 11 year old son to the doctor because he has been having a lot of pain down the backs of his legs. It’s not something his sister (with CFS) has experienced BUT:
1) he is almost the exact age she was when she first became ill
2) he is growing fast (as did she)
3) it is highly likely that our girl’s condition, whatever it is, includes, at the very least, a genetic predisposition (ie my genes + my husband’s genes + ? = perfect storm)
4) he has been experiencing occasional dizzy spells, headaches and near constant fatigue for over a year
so you may understand that we are a little concerned.
So perhaps you’ll also understand that when this GP, whom I like very much, said he couldn’t explain why our boy was having these pains (especially only in his calves and hamstrings) but that he wasn’t worried, I didn’t exactly feel relieved.
Two years of coming to terms with the fact that no one, even doctors, has all the answers and now I just breathe, say thank you and keep looking.
It’s not paranoia, it’s educated realism.
Anyone else have experience with this kind of leg pain, in both legs?