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7 year old tired all the time

(5 Posts)
tomps Fri 25-Sep-09 20:36:55

Is this to do with being a growing child ? We've moved house, so dd's changed school, so could be stress of all that maybe ? Has anyone else had a tired all the time child then they've grown out of it ?

sleepwhenidie Fri 25-Sep-09 20:39:00

just a thought but maybe iron deficiency? Haliborange do a chewable vitamin with iron and since my DS has been taking them (I started him on them as I was concerned about lack of red meat in his diet)he has been a lot perkier...

labyrinthine Fri 25-Sep-09 23:41:53

tomps~ during the week school is tiring but if it is at weekends and all the time take her to the GP for a height and weight check,urine check etc for basic health screening.
Tell the GP the problem and maybe set a time in the future like 4 to 6 weeks beyond which if she is still very tired you go back to see if there is any other problem.

nickschick Fri 25-Sep-09 23:50:21

My ds has now been diagnosed with M.E and he had several oither symptoms spanning over a long period of time.

Generally TATT if serious is accompanied with other issues - frequent need to urinate,depression etc etc.

Is she bruising easily,becoming breathless?

Sept is always a tiring month for dc and at 7 she will also be having a growth sputy I think she may also have gone into the 'junior' part of school where work becomes harder and less play.

I can only advise that you see your G.P and as suggested set a time limit,dose her up with a child tonic a healthy diet including lots of leafy green veg and give her plenty of fresh air and equal measures of rest.

tomps Tue 29-Sep-09 23:19:57

Thank you. No, no other symptoms and dd very active usually. Tiredness especially an issue when any school work/homework to be done so may be more of an excuse. Have started multivit anyway. Green leafy veg ?!!! I love em but sadly not dd yet. Not easy to hide in things either, but I will persevere.

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