Worried about 16yo DD

(15 Posts)
Olimolyneux Wed 10-Jul-19 16:58:59

Very pale, gets dizzy when she stands up loss of appetite, very tired. Only now starting to get worried I feel like a bad parent! What should I do should I be worried or is this normal?

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KittyMcKitty Wed 10-Jul-19 17:02:35

Is she eating? Has she lost a lot of weight? I think you’re right to be concerned.

Seeline Wed 10-Jul-19 17:12:48

How long has this been going on for?
She could be anaemic. Or pregnant.

shadypines Wed 10-Jul-19 21:11:17

She needs checking out ASAP for things like diabetes, advise ringing your doctor tomorrow for an urgent appointment.

Hope she is ok Oli.

ELR Thu 18-Jul-19 11:21:53

Possible vitamin d deficiency? Low iron levels? I'd get her to the GP for some standard blood tests as a first step.

TeenTimesTwo Thu 18-Jul-19 12:38:51

Agree blood test for anaemia and/or not eating/drinking enough.

LatentPhase Thu 18-Jul-19 18:36:03



SnuggyBuggy Thu 18-Jul-19 18:37:05

Is she aware there is an issue or in denial. Is she willing to see a GP?

AquaPris Thu 18-Jul-19 19:01:11

Take her to the doctor it sounds like anaemia or a possible ED

Broken11Girl Thu 18-Jul-19 20:10:48

Sudden or gradual, for how long?
Agree, ED or something like anaemia or vitamin deficiency come to mind, could be thyroid issue although less likely in someone so young, POTS, CFS/ME, glandular fever. GP asap, do NOT Google and don't feel bad smile these things can be subtle until they're not and teens are resilient.

Justyou Thu 18-Jul-19 20:15:21

Mine is exactly the same except severe headaches, 111 sent us to a&e last week as was so bad with vomiting.
They wanted to send an ambulance but I said I’d drive her- got told it will just be one of her migraines and left her to sleep for an hour.
Was so shocked as didn’t even take temp or bp

Tentomidnight Thu 18-Jul-19 20:15:30

Have you asked your dd if she has any other, hidden, issues or symptoms?
Can you persuade her to go to the GP?

Tentomidnight Fri 19-Jul-19 23:18:57

Did you find any answers op?

twinklylights Fri 19-Jul-19 23:54:28

My dd 14 was a bit like this. I took her to the GP who suspected anaemia and ran some blood tests. It turned out she had hypothyroidism. A few months in we have got the right dose of levothyroxine sorted and she is back to normal.

JasperTheFriendlyGhost Sat 20-Jul-19 00:00:08

quick visit to the gp i think

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