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Ok so my 12 year old daughter is always tired and mopey. How much sleep should she get? Or is this just puberty. (has breast buds and discharge)

Ok so my 12 year old daughter is always tired and mopey. How much sleep should she get? Or is this just puberty. (has breast buds and discharge)

Sleep needs: A pubertal child should never get less than 9hr sleep/night & during a growth spurt may need more. After she hits her final height /stage she can get by on 8. The sighs you mention suggest she is entering a rapid growth phase. If she is getting good sleep & is still tired she needs an evaluation. Sluggishness at this age can be caused by a variety of issues. ...Read more

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My teenage daughter is tired every morning even after 14 hrs and takes naps after that much sleep. Has no illness but stays up late & gets up late?

My teenage daughter is tired every morning even after 14 hrs and takes naps after that much sleep. Has no illness but stays up late & gets up late?

Change sleep pattern: Your daughter needs to change her time of sleep. She may not be actually sleeping enough and feels tired. She may start going to sleep by 8-9 p.m.and get up at 6-7 a.m.so she gets9-10 hours sleep, then she will feel fresh. Make it sure T.V.is off in her room and may have to cut down telephone talk late at night. She may have little nap if she wants. ...Read more

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I am a healthy teen athlete and I don't eat red meat I eat chicken but I never seem to have enough energy I am always tired. What could I do to fix?

I am a healthy teen athlete and I don't eat red meat I eat chicken but I never seem to have enough energy I am always tired. What could I do to fix?

Carbohydrates!!!: Carbs provide immediate energy. Protein is great for muscles and building maintaining them. Eat more spaghetti pasta olive oil and healthy carbs like oatmeal. Will not be a detriment especially in a 29 year old. ...Read more

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When my daughter (10years old) gets tired her pupils seem to enlarge. Is this a problem?

When my daughter (10years old) gets tired her pupils seem to enlarge. Is this a problem?

Hard to tell...: Your pupils can dilate if you are angry, scared, or stressed -- it's part of the 'fight or flight' response. I'd advise having her seen by her doctor (including a thorough eye exam and vision screen) just to make sure there's no underlying issue. ...Read more

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My daughter is very tired and gets headaches and does not have a very good appetite what could this be?

My daughter is very tired and gets headaches and does not have a very good appetite what could this be?

All sorts of things: With the non-specific symptoms you describe, she needs to have a complete physical exam & lab work for anemia + whatever else her doctor deems necessary. If there is no medical cause found, her doctor may refer her to a mental health provider for assessment for depression or other issues. Have her start a " headache journal" to help her doctor see the pattern of occurrence. ...Read more

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My daughter is 24 and tired all the time. What could be wrong?

My daughter is 24 and tired all the time. What could be wrong?

Mononucleosis: There are MANY potential causes for fatigue. Mononucleosis is a viral infection that can cause extreme fatigue, sore throat, cough, abdominal pains, headaches, swollen lymph nodes and other symptoms. Other potential causes include pregnancy, sleep apnea, thyroid disease, anemia, diabetes, stress/anxiety/depression and malnutrition. ...Read more

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My 16yr daughter has been very tired & complainig of feeling shaky & pains in her thieghs.?

My 16yr daughter has been very tired & complainig of feeling shaky & pains in her thieghs.?

Teens shaky thighs: If this occurs following exercise it may be quite common. However, if it happens without any precipitating events, I would discuss with your child's pediatrician. ...Read more

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My daughter has migraines everyday and is very tired all the time. Any idea what it could be?

My daughter has migraines everyday and is very tired all the time. Any idea what it could be?

Yes: Migraines are because of unbalanced and exaggerated activity of the autonomic (automatic) nervous system. This and the fatigue are because of defective energy metabolism that is felt most severely ijn the lower brain. Get rid of sugar in all its forms and all the carbohydrate "junk". Also add a good, well rounded multivitamin. I have seen many patients like this and this is the usual answer. ...Read more

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Daughter feels sick no temp vomited 1 time in 3 days but feels neasous and feels like room is closing in. Feels tired and headaches.

Daughter feels sick no temp vomited 1 time in 3 days but feels neasous and feels like room is closing in. Feels tired and headaches.

Changes in position: Sense associated with headache and nausea may be due to a process in the neurologic system. The reason for the tiredness may also be due to the effect of chronic pain. An intercurrent infection cannot be ruled out. Please feel free to contact me at www. Healthtap. Com/dr-nnebe or call for an appointment with his doctor for further assessment. ...Read more

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What to do about fatigue in 12-year old daughter?

What to do about fatigue in 12-year old daughter?

Evaluation: See a doctor for thorough evaluation to include blood work and check for depression or sleep disorders. ...Read more

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My Daughter is experiencing fatigue, always feeling sick?

My Daughter is experiencing fatigue, always feeling sick?

Fatigue: Fatigue is a non specific symptom. Need to know if she is experiencing other symptoms such as headache, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain or muscle pain. Follow up with doctor for exam, diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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14 months old dAughter touches privates when tired? Why normal?

14 months old dAughter touches privates when tired? Why normal?

Normal behavior: Sexual behaviors in infants are rare, with the exception of hand to genital contact. Beyond infancy, sexual behaviors increase as toddlers become more aware of their body parts, including their genitals, physiologic sensations deriving from their genitals, and gender differences. In general, sexual behaviors in children 2-5yrs of age are of a greater variety and more common compared to kids >5yrs ...Read more

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My daughter is 40 weeks and she is very tired her due date is feb 19th is this common?

My daughter is 40 weeks and she is very tired her due date is feb 19th is this common?

Yes: It is certainly common. For one, she is probably not sleeping well at night with a 40 week baby in her tummy. ...Read more

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Why does crying make me tired?? And sometimes also gives me headache. Today I was upset by my daughter and cried...now I hate tired feeling!!

Why does crying make me tired?? And sometimes also gives me headache. Today I was upset by my daughter and cried...now I hate tired feeling!!

Emotions: Extreme emotions have their toll on our nervous system, hence the feeling of being tired and exhausted, the headache when you cry is due to the congestion. Just let go your emotions, if you really suffer you may want to ask your doctor for a small dose of an anxiolytic, just to help you through, all the best ...Read more

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My daughter has been diagnosed with Cronic fatigue syndrome which we are tod is caused by a malfunctioning pituitary. Is it beneficial to remove the p?

My daughter has been diagnosed with Cronic fatigue syndrome which we are tod is caused by a malfunctioning pituitary. Is it beneficial to remove the p?

Says who?: Taking the pituitary gland, or part of it, out, has its own indications, chronic fatigue syndrome isn't one of them. Kindly get your daughter to be referred to an endocrinologist, part of the assessment for her general symptoms is checking her thyroid gland functions and other related disorders, best wishes ...Read more

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My 24 year old daughter thinks she may be developing schizophrnia. A couple months ago she started feeling tired all the time and stopped socializing?

My 24 year old daughter thinks she may be developing schizophrnia. A couple months ago she started feeling tired all the time and stopped socializing?

Seek help!: She should make an appointment with a psychiatrist for a formal evaluation. Mental illness, and specifically schizophrenia, are serious illness and should be evaluated and treated without neglecting her concerns. ...Read more

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My daughter has been in and out of the hospital since Saturday, and I have swt up there with her. I'm so drained I feel sick. Could I just be tired?

My daughter has been in and out of the hospital since Saturday, and I have swt up there with her. I'm so drained I feel sick. Could I just be tired?

Definitely: Veronica, fatigue can cause prodromal symptoms just like getting sick. It can also weaken your immune system, causing you to actually get sick, though. If you develop fevers or other symptoms, see your doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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My oldest daughter is now 3 I have many symptoms of the same thing I am very tired bloated sick moody back ace uti and spotted blood I am not due on?

My oldest daughter is now 3 I have many symptoms of the same thing I am very tired bloated sick moody back ace uti and spotted blood I am not due on?

Confusing question: When you submit a question, you must provide enough background information for site docs to review. You must also submit a concise question that reflects the info submitted. Your submission is confusing. This is not a chat room, so any question must be complete, We do not have access to any previous question or data you upload. You are welcome to start over. ...Read more

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My 7 month old daughter has been fussy for a week with a slight cough. She is more tired than usual and isn't acting like herself. What could it be?

My 7 month old daughter has been fussy for a week with a slight cough. She is more tired than usual and isn't acting like herself. What could it be?

Go To the Doctor: Any child under one year of age who is ill and not acting normal needs to be seen urgently by their pediatrician or family doctor. Please call the doctor and take your child in to be seen. ...Read more

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Daughter has headache stomache dizzy and tired going on five days now?

Daughter has headache stomache dizzy and tired going on five days now?

Go to the Doctor: That seems like the very definition of when one goes to see the doctor. Your child is ill, not getting better on her own and should be seen by her pediatrician tomorrow if not today. ...Read more

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My 6yr old daughter has a mitochondrial disorder, lately she seems more tired and is eating less by the day. I don't know what to do?

My 6yr old daughter has a mitochondrial disorder, lately she seems more tired and is eating less by the day. I don't know what to do?

Global plan: You may want to contact the mda if you have not so far so they can help you with a global plan for care. Under nutrition is a soft progressive spiral to muscle loss, decreasing activity and increasing dependency. Placement of a gastric button with nightly infusions of nutrients can bring a kid back up to positive balance and preserve activity. Lesser measures may help. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have heart failure. My daughter said I blanked out while taking to her and I was lying down at the time and I felt tired afterwards. What is it?

I have heart failure. My daughter said I blanked out while taking to her and I was lying down at the time and I felt tired afterwards. What is it?

"blanked out ": It is entirely possible that you had a brush with sudden cardiac death, absent much more detail re your condition eg EF etc you need immediate evaluation inc labs to exclude electrolyte abnormalities ...Read more