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Exclamation Girlfriend has immense pains for unknown reasons...? - January 11th 2012, 05:07 PM

Hey all,

For a while now my girlfriend has been having constant pains in different areas of her body, as well as unusual symptoms and we both don't know why. Pains/symptoms have included:

*Extreme pains in back, neck, ribs, wrists, shoulders head, and hips
*Low blood pressure
*Low carbs/sugar
*Low electrolite count
*Dizzy spells
*Headaches/Migranes
*Blackouts
*Unable to get decent sleep, therefore is always exhausted
*Occassional shakeyness

Now she was involved in a car accident a few years back and hit her head on the dashboard. We have thought that perhaps she has a concussion, but would a concussion cause all of these things? She eats and drinks(not to a huge degree, but enough to keep her at normal levels) It's very scary to watch. We could just be watching a movie, and her body will have a shock go through her and she starts to shake. Other times she'll have random spasms and it is obvious that it hurts her, and the worst part is I have to sit there and watch it as I don't know what to do. Unfortunately, not only do we not know what is going on, but we both are minors, and her mother is unwilling to take her to a doctor to get her looked at. I have no idea what to do, but she's been having these things for a while and it's depressing her. Does anyone have any thoughts on what could be happening? I'm desperate and will do just about anything to help her. We want to figure out what's causing this, and find a cure for it all ASAP.

EDIT: I looked more up, and is it possible that she has Myofascial pain syndrome(MPS)?

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Re: Girlfriend has immense pains for unknown reasons...? - January 11th 2012, 05:28 PM

Hello there, I'm sorry that your girlfriend is having such a hard time. Firstly, concussion does not tend to last that long. You need to find a way to get her to a doctor. At the end of the day, we cannot diagnose her.

The only way she is going to get the help she requires is by going to a doctor. She needs a lot of tests to rule out the many conditions that her symptoms cover.

I'm sorry I couldn't help more and I hope you do manage to get her the help that she needs.
   
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Re: Girlfriend has immense pains for unknown reasons...? - January 11th 2012, 05:47 PM

I know we must get her checked out. How old do you have to be to take someone to the doctor? I turn 18 in a few months, and while I know I can go myself, I'm not sure if I could take someone else.
   
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Re: Girlfriend has immense pains for unknown reasons...? - January 11th 2012, 06:19 PM

How old is your girlfriend? Where abouts do you live? (State/country)

Edit: If i'm right I think that as long as she is not at any risk of harm- if it involves Self-harm, suicidal tendencies or puts her at risk then the doctor will tell the parents. Otherwise, i think it's fine .
   
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Re: Girlfriend has immense pains for unknown reasons...? - January 11th 2012, 06:40 PM

She is 17, will turn 18 later this year. We are in Arizona. No she is not self harming, or anything like that. She just wants to figure out what the issue is.
   
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Re: Girlfriend has immense pains for unknown reasons...? - January 11th 2012, 06:50 PM

Yes, you can take her to the doctors.
   
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Re: Girlfriend has immense pains for unknown reasons...? - January 11th 2012, 06:59 PM

I'm sorry to hear about those symptoms. I think it's great that you really care about her, and I admire your grace under fire during this tough time. I know she can call to make an appointment without a problem, but she might need to show an insurance card unless it's her usual pediatrician/doctor (there is usually a fixed co-pay). But as far as age goes, I'm pretty sure she can go and you can go with her, but I don't know if they'll allow you in the exam room. Also, she might need parental consent for prescriptions, but the thing she needs is a diagnosis, and if she has something wrong, I'm sure her parents will let her get medication. Best of luck!



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