'Growing Pains'

Each time we visit the Rheumatologist we complete a questionnaire, he wants to know if we had 'growing pains' and if there was a family history of others having them. So this could have been a Rheumatic disease in the beginning stages that was just dismissed! How about anyone else?

I don’t know if I had growing pains. I can’t remember what I had for breakfast, much less what I experienced a long, long time ago. My mom is still here- guess I could ask her. But… She doesn’t remember what she had for breakfast and its not because she has fibro. Old age settling in, I guess.

I'm not sure I'm following you on this, SK. Can you make it a bit easier for me to follow?

No, I never had growing pains. Of course, I'm about 4 foot 10 inches, so I guess that's why no growing pains!

What about you, SK? Did you have them?

Haha Petunia. You still grew, even if not much! LOL. I am 5’10" and thankful I didn’t get much taller but my family is a bunch of giants.

Wow, tall and small. :-)

I wish I was your size - kitchen cabinets are NOT made for shrimp boats.

Yeah, but then it is so hard to find suitable (tall) men. LOL. My hubby is about 1/2 inch shorter than me and I feel like a giant around him. You would make me feel absolutely gargantuan! LOL

Well, true enuff that I needn't worry about finding taller men and wouldn't find any smaller ones.


1/2 is not even noticeable unless you're out in HIGH heels (I'm picturing Katie Holmes with Tom Cruise.)

I read an article a while ago about FMS on a web site (I'll see if I can find it)

It mentioned a possible link between having growing pains as a child and having FMS later on. It also mentioned being over aware of pain as a child ( in different words). It scared to bbbbbb out of me as my 12 year old has bad growing pains, or at least I think thats what they are! and is always saying "ouch that hurt" and I remember being the same at that age?

I have never read that stuff anywhere else though! so tried not to take it to seriously.

I'll try and find it



This defines it as Rheumatism type pain! I guess it makes sense if a Rheumatologist is asking about this! Mom said I had them, she had them. Mostly in the legs, I also had them in the chest. Was diagnosed with Rheumatic Fever at 5. Diagnosed with 3 autoimmune diseases plus fibro at 56! Was diagnosed with Costochondritis today at 57!

Now, that said there are other sites that attribute it to muscle tears as they occur after activity! Who knows?