Hi Suzanne. So sorry you are still having problems with your son. My son is 12 and he gets bruises which he does not even know about,at one stage he had 19 on one leg and 17 on the other. My son is going into a stage of being tired,pain fluctuating from low to high in minutes. He is growing,he always eats for britain in the week leading up to a growth spurt. Thankfully he does eat. His taste buds are changing and foods he liked he now is not keen on. He injured his foot in october and things have been worse since then. At the moment he is hard to get up,if left he sleeps til lunch. He stresses at school as he finds concentration hard and is made worse by a boy who almost constantly misbehaves and has bullied him. This I am sure is not helping. I am lucky though I am not having it as bad as you. I do know t he feeling about doctors and the over anxious parent thing. You are being sensible over the complan,it contains b12 which will help appetite. Wish I was there to give you a hug. This stress is probably not helping your relationship,men hate it when women show what appears to be more love for their child. You obviously love your son dearly. Some of the tiredness may be related to his painkillers,it can be a visious circle of pain makes you tired so you cannot sleep so you take medication which makes you sleepy but still the pain does not go(painkillers do not stop all pain) so you get more tired. This affects appetite so you cannot be bothered to eat so calories are not in so you have no energy which makes you tired and so on. My sons rheumy told him he must eat to grow and repair,he was worried as other boys are stick thin and call him names. His rheumy is happy with him. Does your son find eating tiring or painful? Sadly I cannot use complan for my son as he is dairy intolerant. Hopefully the blood tests will be ok. My son had tests a few weeks ago to check calcium levels after another injury,still waiting for the results. Is your son picking up on your stress? He may like my son feel guilty at times that he is worrying you. That is what mums are for. Keep up the great job of being mum,I am sending gentle hugs to you all. Love to you.
Mum to son with hms,pain amplification,migraine,plantar fascitis,ibs.lactose intolerant,hayfever and numerous allergies. I have hms,arthritis,migraine,p.o.t.s,allergies,and others too numerous to mention. Acused of being mentally ill hence.....madmum.