6 year old tired all the time

Elaine - posted on 06/29/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )

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My daughter just turned six and seems to be tired all the time. I would consider her just dehydrated with the summer but this has been going on for two years. She gets about 10 hours of sleep, refuses naps but falls asleep if we are in the car for more than 20 minutes. She seems to not have any energy. I am taking her to the dr next month but wonder what I should say so it is not just brushed off?

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Danette Sherree - posted on 03/20/2013

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My son Just turned fourteen and has been increasingly fatigued. He also just had a growth spurt, could this be the reason why he tires out so quickly? We've had blood work done for sugar levels since diabetes is prevalent in my family and his test came back normal. Also, he still wets the bed. His dad and I limit his drinking about an hour before we see him growing tired and make sure he urinates before going to sleep. Is there anyone who can lead me in the right direction?...feeling lost..

Rita - posted on 04/15/2013

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Hi I'm having trouble with my daughter. She doesn't want to eat any things. My friends told me to make for her different kinds of food but it doesn't work. Does any body have any similar experience with your kind.

Cynthia - posted on 06/29/2009

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Yes, this does not sound normal for a 6 yr old. It does sound like a vitamin deficancy, and or a metabolism/thyroid problem. Nothing to really be scared of though. Also, unless your docotor really doesn't care, he will not just brush off your obviious concern for your daughters health.

Kristin - posted on 04/22/2013

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I was having similar issues w my daughter when she was four- tired, low energy and very detached after naps (like she was in a fog and couldn't find her words). We started taking her to a chiropractor and the issue cleared up almost immediately. She gets adjusted once a week, loves our Doc and has had several benefits of regular and early care (better coordination, ability to communicate and focus, energy levels etc). Kids respond so well to chiropractic care, and we really do owe it to our children to give them a nervous system free of interference. There are docs all over that run family-focused and even pediatric-focused practices, I'd recommend giving a chiropractor a go for a few months before running all kinds of tests on thyroid or putting the poor kid on drugs.

Dawn - posted on 06/30/2009

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you might want to ask about possible thyroid condition. Is there a history of it in your family? There is in mine and my now 5 year old was diagnosed with it last year. if that is the problem it is easily treated with a hormone replacement called synthroid. Definitely ask the dr. one other symptom to look for common with thyroid disorders is rapid weight gain but slow height increase.

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Christine - posted on 07/31/2013

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My son has been tired too, now for about a month. I am going to take him to the doctor.

Barbara - posted on 04/24/2013

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The only time my child is tired all of the time is when they play a lot of sports and did not have a good night sleep. Sounds like you should let the doctors know about her day and how tire she is even after a good night sleep, this does not sould like a child's problem, so yea tell your doctor everything and good luck.

Ann Maree - posted on 06/30/2009

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hi, the dr will ask a few questions like hows her diet and is she more tired after school,al so cheak with school teacher hows her enegy leveals are ,she may need to have blood test to see if her body is produsing enough inshurlin,.i carry a lot of sweet things in my bag as we are always on the go .that helps my family.hopfuly you,ll have it sorted out soon . keep us posted :)

Melissa - posted on 06/29/2009

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I agree with the posts here, if you are obviously concerned about it the dr will not blow it off. If he/she does then you need another dr. My six yr old and almost eight year old get almost 12 hours of sleep each night. They don't sleep past 7am, and they used to be really cranky, so I sent them to bed early one night...7pm, and it worked great. so now I send them to bed everynight at 7pm.

Bottom line if you are concerned, the dr should be too.

Janeen - posted on 06/29/2009

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well that don't sound normal. Explain it to the doctor just the way you did. and if it gets brushed off, see another doctor.

Veronica - posted on 06/29/2009

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Exactly what you are telling us - let the doctor know about the patterns you've been noticing for the past two years -- she might be lacking some vitamins. Let us know what you find out. (I have a wonderful line of Might-a-mins for children - they've worked wonders for my children with colds and everything.)

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