The PBIS World Book

Somatic Complaints

The student may:

  • Have frequent complaints of body aches (head, stomach, extremities) that have not been shown to have physiological origins
  • Hold stomach, head, arm, etc
  • Appear flushed, red faced, or pale
  • Moan, whine, groan
  • Go to the bathroom to vomit, use bathroom
  • Indigestion or sour stomach after lunch
  • Ask to go home due to not feeling well
  • Ask to see the secretary or nurse for pains or aches
  • Have migraines
  • Develop hives, soars, blotches, or rashes
  • Pass out, become unconscious, dizzy, light headed, or disoriented
  • Require lots of one on one attention
  • Seem needy and overly reliant on others
  • Low level of self initiative, independence, or responsibility
  • Seizures
  • Shaking and tremors
  • Glazed or red eyes
  • Cough and sneeze
  • Limp or favor an extremity