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I thought I'd add a positive discussion for a change!
My daughter has finally turned a corner where I can actually say she's better. The rash is gone (other than a few dots here and there for no particular reason) and her joint pain is much better. She does have occasional knee pain but she had some of that before all this started so I'm not really sure what to contribute that to.
Her biggest complaint is still the nausea. She has it every day. She, also, still cannot eat certain foods that make her feel worse. This is the fatty stuff or a lot of dairy.
She had some headaches before the HSP but they got worse when it started. She got more tension headaches during those 4 months. She actually had a full-blown migraine with aura about a month ago and we ended up at the ER. Luckily, she hasn't had another one but she now has a neurologist to add to the list. She will most likely continue to have tension/migraines in the future because I have them and they are hereditary, unfortunately.
The tension that gave her the headaches also gave her a lot of anxiety. She had an extremely difficult time through all of this. Being a 13 year old girl isn't easy to begin with but this really did a number on her mentally. For that reason, I had her start talking to a social worker/psychologist. This has been the best thing for her. She has become less anxious and actually enjoys going to see her now.
We are really hoping that this is the last we see of HSP. Obviously, we all know that it can come back but we pray that she's one of the lucky ones!
I hope this post helps someone to realize that it will go away at some point. I'll tell you that a few months ago, I never thought it would.
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