Firstly I would like to say I gained a huge amount of comfort from reading this page, a few months ago during an extremely scary time.
My 6 year old son had a mild case of flu, followed by pain in his calves that rapidly worsened preventing him from walking. His CK level was 3000 and rose to just over 4000 even after he began to improve. The doctors, seemed unsure of a diagnosis and helpless, prescribing just paracetamol.
We were instructed to drink loads of fluids, to flush out the nasties. and after 5 blood tests his levels were again normal. He couldn't walk at all for 3-4 days.
Similar story to you guys so far. We have since settled on the self-diagnosis that this condition is "Benign Acute Childhood Myositis". A small study done in india, confirmed a strong viral link. but thankfully no lasting effects.
Now for the good bit. A few days ago, my son had a day of school with a slight temperature and headache. Next day, his legs began hurting and he was having trouble walking again.
Being an avid natural health enthusiast, I began to google recommended natural remedies for myositis in general. To my sons delight, the substance that comes out on top is Ginger.
I told my son, that he needed to take this special medicine, and opened a bag of gingerbread men, ginger nut biscuits and dark ginger cake. Without any exaggeration, the results were staggering, within 20 minutes he was running around.
This could well be a placebo effect, pain is a very subjective thing, but the discomfort had stopped. When his legs began to hurt again the next day (if they did) he went for his special medicine and was right as rain. Today he's fine.
We all know it works for morning sickness, why not myositis.
Hope this helps some other folk, would love to hear if it did.
Thanks again to all you guys for sharing, it really helped us make sense of a difficult time. xxView Thread
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