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My oldest son was the exact same way when he was 3 years old. Now he is 26. I thought at first he was just being a toddler going through the terrible 2's until he started breaking dishes cause his shoes were not in the right place. I took him to the doctor and insisted that tests be done to find the problem. I had a 2 year old daughter with downsyndrome and had to protect her as well. Evaluation was done and that evening got a call from the doctor with the results. He had ADHD, OCD and ODD. It is rare to have OCD and ODD together but I was informed that Compulsive Disorder requires everything to be in a certain place a certain way. Destructive Disorder is exactly what the name says, Destructive. So if things are not in it's proper place for them, they have melt downs, have tantrums, even destroy things. Have her evaluated and in the meantime, ask her to show you what has her upset and ask her how/where it should be. She's not trying to run the house, I promise. At one time she remembers an object in a certain place for a period of time and her brain has programmed that that item belongs in that place. If you rearrange a room she is in frequently, have her help you so her brain can reprogram to the new setting. As for the migraine headaches, low energy and pain, get iron level checked. That sounds like anemia. I am anemic and have a high iron diet which has helped tremendously lessen the migraines and sever cramping pain and energy level was improving about a month or 2 after I started eating high iron foods. Hope this helps ease some of the tention.