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listless and tired...

(4 Posts)
lilalove Mon 13-Dec-10 09:22:48

Hi all, my 5 year old is not her usual sunny self, she is pale and tired, listless, teary and not wanting to go to school. Could it be a vitamin or mineral deficency?

winnybella Mon 13-Dec-10 09:25:28

All the time or just today? Could she be just coming down with something?

If it's been going for a while, take her to a doctor and have him do a blood test.

SlightlyTubbyHali Mon 13-Dec-10 09:32:41

Might she just be tired? This has been a long term and I'm sure they've all had enough by now.

If it continues into the holidays or has been going on for a while already get her checked, but otherwise I'd probably wait and see what happens over the holidays.

In the meantime it probably wouldn't hurt to get her a child's multivit from Boots - it might give her a bit of a boost.

lilalove Mon 13-Dec-10 09:33:32

been the last few days, could be a problem at school but it's hard to get anything out of her other than her coat keeps falling off the peg! Thanks for the advice, I'll speak to the GP.

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