Sophia was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in August 2013. She was 10-years old. In Spring 2019, Sophia was also diagnosed with Conversion Disorder and Fibromyalgia. Sophia has had several hospitalizations due to leg numbness, shaking and inflammation. She has been missing a lot of school and has severe body pain. 

Sophia is now 17 and has improved but the pain is still present as is the inflammation.  

Sophia sees a pediatric pain management team that includes her pediatrician, two pain management doctors, a rheumatologist, a psychologist and a gastroenterologist. 

Sophia uses medications, as well as meditation and relaxation, to deal with her pain.