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Anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, pain in ankles, knees, armpit, lower back. Diagnosed with IBS. Recommendations?

My 13 yr old daughter who has had jar since she was 2 has had numerous other issues her whole life. She has been diagnosed with IBS last yr. She also has anxiety and. Post traumatic stress disorder. For the last couple of months her ankles and knees has been hurting her like her jar but she is in remission and not taking meds and has been examined by her rhyme and he says no swelling. Now she is acky all over and hurts more under her armpit and one side on the neck. She still gets pains in her lower back kidney area that we just keep telling her is because she doesn't drink enough of anything daily. I'm tired of being told its nothing what do I do now

Asked On : Thu, 25 Apr 2013
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Welcome to health care magic
I can understand your situation. I appreciate your effort to seek online support.

As per your details, you are possibly having underlying anxiety/depression. For this consult a psychiatrist for detailed evaluation. Following treatment strategies would be helpful-

1) Antidepressants like SSRIs (escitalopram, sertarline, paroxetine etc)
2) Antianxiety agents like clonazepam, lorazepam, alprazolam etc
3) Psychotherapy/ Counselling sessions
4) Relaxation techniques like yoga, meditation, deep breathing etc

Hope it helps
Good luck
Dr. Gourav Monga
Consultant Psychiatrist
Answered: Fri, 26 Apr 2013
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Psychiatrist Dr. Sushil Kumar Sompur's  Response
Jun 2013
Hi there ~

I understand your frustration, however your doctor may be right in letting you know what your daughter's problem is and also the solution for the problem. Being a caregiver is not easy and I think that it would be a good idea to see a psychiatrist for a second opinion. Psychiatrists have a lot of medications in their arsenal for neuropathic pain that your daughter seems to be experiencing.

I hope this helps. Take care and have a lovely day!
Answered: Thu, 25 Apr 2013
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Psychiatrist Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi's  Response
Dec 2014
Welcome to HCM

Your young daughter is suffering from PTSD, anxiety, multiple body pains. She is also having symptoms of IBS. Currently she is not on any medicines. Most likely her symptoms of pains in armpits, lower abdomen areas are somatic symptoms associated with depression. She is not taking enough liquids and that may affect her kidneys. I would advise you to take her to a Psychiatrist for expert opinion on medicines for Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Anxiety and Depressive Symptoms.

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi, MD
Answered: Thu, 25 Apr 2013
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