It is not commonly known that FMS can affect children and teens as well as adults. What may be considered 'growing pains' might in fact be fibromyalgia, especially if the child complains of having difficulty sleeping. If you have a child that you suspect might have fibromyalgia do please contact us
4th Aug 2007 saw the launch of services for children with Juvenile Primary FM.
Some Word documents about Children with Fibromyalgia
- How Can I Help My Child with Fibromyalgia?
- A Cognitive-Behavioral Approach in the Treatment of Children and Adolescents Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia
Weblinks to articles about Children with Fibromyalgia
Juvenile Primary Fibromyalgia Syndrome
Juvenile Primary Fibromyalgia Syndrome - Review
New research suggests that adolescents with fibromyalgia are more likely than their peers to experience social problems like isolation and peer rejection, which may result in increased anxiety, social withdrawal and mood difficulties.
If your teen won't get out of bed, it could be more than growing pains
Information for Children, Teens and Young adults
General article including JFM
Although CFIDS and Fibromyalgia can occur at any age, even in childhood, it is poorly diagnosed in the young. Children and adolescents frequently have a gradual onset of symptoms. However, the types and degree of the symptoms are similar to that seen in adults.
Clinical analysis of six cases with juvenile primary fibromyalgia syndrome
Redefining CFS in children with comparisons with other disorders.
Resources For Young People And Their Parents
Symptoms of ME are somewhat similar to FM. AYME co-operates with us in helping young people.
'Vision', for young people, families and professionals
Togs4specialsprogs create custom made clothing and accessories for Babies and Children with special needs.