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Any ideas what this might be, in my 6yr old dd - hey that rhymes!

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Dd has been Not Right for about 3 weeks. She has had the winter sickness bug, resulting in 2 days off school, and has had very runny poo since then. Had another 2 days off school.

Her appetite isn't great but doing ok, she goes for a runny poo 2-3 times per day if not more, and is complaining of aches and pains here and there, especially in her throat and hands, also she seems to have itchy hands! She isn't one for inventing stuff like this, hates being ill as she prefers to be on the go as much as possible! Also, she seems to me very anxious, having 'bad thoughts' that she says she can't get out of her brain, things like big spiders biting her and 6yr olld stuff like that, and shes' clinging to me, tearful at bedtimes, genuinely unable to sleep (again I don't think she is trying it on, she loves her bed and sleeping, never had any issues with sleep before with her). She also gets quite clammy on her forehead and face.

I've been up with her until 1.30am, end of my tether, she's going to the doctors on Monday, but I'm not sure what to say. It may be relevant that she's a vegetarian - maybe some anaemia? Also I am sad that she seems so like me with regard to high anxiety. Maybe waking in the night and being sick has caused anxiety for her? I had that a lot at the same age.

Thoughts please o wise mumsnetters...

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BrainSurgeon Fri 16-Nov-12 11:26:23

Hi there, could be a tummy bug - a viral infection can give muscle pains and a rash hence itchy hands.... Not sure about the anxiety though
To be honest I wouldn't be happy to wait until Monday ... Any chance you could have her seen by a doctor today?

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