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Pineal Cyst Found in my 8 year old daughter

My daughter is 8 yrs. old & has been complaining of headaches, stomaches, bodyaches & fatigue daily for over a year.  Additionally, she has experienced eye pain ocassionally over the past year.  The Pediatrician & Endocrinologist have voiced concern over her lack of growth.  Her growth from the ages of 5-8 has drastically declined & has shown very little growth from 7-8 yrs of age.

We have seen a Neurologist, Nephrologist, Rheumatologist & Endocrinologist. She's had many blood tests, CT scan & recently an MRI with contrast.  The blood work all came back within range(s) & the CT was fine.  The MRI showed  some "mild chronic ethmoid and maxillary sinusitis" and it was also noted that there is a tiny pineal cyst.  Both the Pediatrician & the Endocrinologist informed me of the chronic sinusitis, however neither of them mentioned the pineal cyst.  I understand from some limited reading that a pineal cyst is deemed insignificant unless large in size & that they generally either shrink or stay with little to no growth & no symptoms.

My daughter is a very happy & up until a year ago, very energetic little girl.  She has a little brother who's 6 & they are always together.  My husband & I are also happy, healthy people.  We are very loving, kind & respectful to each other & our children.  Last summer, I couldn't get my daughter out of our pool & this summer I had difficulty getting her in it...even when she had a friend over.  She seems to only be able to do 15-20 min. of physical activity at a time & then feels "yucky", with all the symptoms mentioned above, & needs to rest.  She is very social & well liked .  She likes school & really enjoys sports, but feels limited because of this "wave of yuckiness" impeding her ability to really push herself.  Lately, she has had a little difficulty with reading comprehension.  This has always been a strength of hers.  When I asked her about her difficulty she told me that she feels so bad in school that it is often difficult for her to concentrate.  

She continues to ask her father & me, "when are you guys going to make me feel better?  You keep telling me you are going to make me feel better...when???"  I'm so frustrated with not having any answers.  I just want her to feel good again!  Be normal!  

Given my daughter's symptoms, I feel concerned about this pineal cyst, but no one else seems to be.  Any thoughts? Guidance?  Where to go next?  Any help is GREATLY appreciated!  Thank you.

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