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Growing pains or does it need checked out?

(4 Posts)
babalon Fri 15-Aug-08 14:22:18

My DS1 who is 9yrs old has been complaining of leg pain on and off for 3 months or so. the last few weeks it seems to be happening more regularly. Last night I found him on his bed sobbing his heart out, saying his left leg (shin area) was hurting. I gave him nurophen and a hot wheat bag which seemed to settle him. Should I take him to the Doctors just to check it's not something else or does this sound like usual growing pains to you mumsnetters?

He has also had dizzy spells for the same amount of time. Kind of getting up too quickly kind of dizzy.?/

Pheebe Fri 15-Aug-08 16:51:24

Most likely growing pains, boys are more susceptible apparently as they tend to grow in spurts rather than at a steady rate. I would take him to the docs anyway, if nothing else they should be able to advise you on how best to manage the pain for him. Poor little man.

babalon Sat 16-Aug-08 12:07:46

Thanks for reply Pheebe,
I'm going to take him to Drs next week, DS1 was very ill last year and in ITU I think he's having some issues in general about this (real anger issues) so I think a job lot appointment is called for. x

Pheebe Sat 16-Aug-08 19:46:13

Bless him, he's probably scared of being 'poorly' as well then. Poor wee mite. alot for him to deal with. Gp should be able to refer for some counselling support or some such.

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