So sorry to hear of your situation. Of your daughter, also.
I am 45 yr. old mom of three sons. I felt like something was wrong for about 10 yrs before dx. Vague symptoms.
I was dx'd with ms in Dec. '01/Jan "02.[Happy Holidays!! NOT...
My normally vigorous, athletic 17 yr old has had very similar vague symptoms for just over a yr now. He used to hang with friends, excelled in school and sports..but now that is all a big struggle. His started with same sore throat as me. It just stayed with him. Pos for strep, but it seemed the normal strep meds did not get rid of the lingering fatigue.
I brought him to an ENT, but he was denied a tonsillectomy--not sick enough[ummm.....come again??] So we had his wisdom teeth pulled which appears to have arrested the constant strep infections.
But I still worry about him. Last week, he told me his fingers "did not work right" while he tried to type. We have talked to his pediatrician, who does not seem concerned. She thinks he's just depressed/worried about my dx. I don't know what to think.
I feel for you. I am still in a kind of denial and I've had nearly 4 yrs to get used to the idea. I sincerely hope that this is treatable with the antibiotics I will soon be trying.
Have you and your daughter been tested for Lyme and co-infections?
My son and I both tested neg for lyme.
An interesting note: My neuro tells me it is very unlikely that my son would develop ms. He told me to retest him for lyme, etc.
Hmmmm.. maybe that's the reason he won't prescribe anything other than Copaxone for me?? [Maybe not so certain of his dx for me anymore??] Just a dream I guess.
There are plenty of well-read and intelligent folks here to offer ideas and support.