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lozzylizzy Tue 04-Apr-17 23:36:47

Not that I shouldn't be worried but am I being over the top. My nearly 9 year old has been waking for last 2/3 weeks in a cold sweat nearly every night. He says nothing is bothering him other than waking up because he is drenched. He hasn't got a fever but he had a foot injury just before and I am not sure whether it is linked, but he has also caught every bug going for the past few months.

I am trying to get into the doctors but I can't seem to get an appointment but something is eating away at me and I can't stop thinking about it. I can also imagine the doctor looking at me as though im a crazy mother! AIBU?

Floralnomad Tue 04-Apr-17 23:41:42

Ring the GP tomorrow and request a telephone consultation , then explain the situation to the Dr and they will tell you if they need to see him . Most situations can initially be sorted on the phone and most GPs are happy to do calls .

lozzylizzy Tue 04-Apr-17 23:47:20

I will try that thank you. No one offered that to me when I have called them before so I will ask tomorrow. I always second guess myself in case I am wasting time although usually it is something that needs attention but the symptoms seem so vague but I know something isn't right.

Floralnomad Wed 05-Apr-17 00:14:26

If your GP won't offer this service I'd look around for another one that does , it makes life so much easier . Hope your son is ok .

MommaGee Wed 05-Apr-17 00:19:35

Ours do this as default, you can't see a doctor any other way.
You could also call 111 and talk it through with a nurse

lozzylizzy Wed 05-Apr-17 13:51:25

I called today and the doctor that does the over the phone triage was off today so they have booked me appointment for 2 May which I can cancel.

It makes me think maybe some of these appointments that have been taken have been pre-booked way in advance and have been forgotten about. My option is to try again tomorrow for the 8 am madness.

I may have to try 111 but will keep a close eye on him.

SaucyJack Wed 05-Apr-17 13:53:06

Could it be hormonal/early puberty?

lozzylizzy Wed 05-Apr-17 13:54:05

My mum did say that today SaucyJack that it could be hormonal.

yerbutnobut Wed 05-Apr-17 15:41:23

Sudden profuse sweating can be an indicator of diabetes, my DF was diagnosed after seeing his GP many years ago due to sweats.

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