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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 28, 2008
  • 04:17 PM

Ahh, well lately My 13 year old daughter has been really weak and tired and she says she feels lightheaded and dizzy. She complains about chest pains and her joints hurting. especially her ankles.
What could this mean?

Also, a few years ago, she had a problem with numb and uncomfortable tingling in her legs, but the doctors had said it was nothing.

Could this mean anything? I would like help. Thank you and God bless.

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  • It could mean diabetes. Take her to a new doctor with half a brain.
    Monsterlove 2,921 Replies Flag this Response
  • Probably she needs to have some blood tests done. A few thoughts: Afterall she IS 13, hormonal changes may account for all of this....progesterone and estrogen kicking in... fluctuating....not sure but she IS the age....and as you know PMS and all that...perhaps she is experiencing a rough adjustment...as a women myself on the OTHER end (perimenopause) when the hormones are fluctuating, believe me you can experience all of the symptoms you mentioned and MORE with fluctuating hormones...as you know, GYN to blood test and discuss this...... If GYN visit does not show that stuff.....also weak and tired including the tingling and numbness is very typical of a thyroid problem so get blood for FT4, FT3, TSH and antibodies for Hashimotos and Graves...some doctors just say TSH, if he does find another doctor as that alone will not give the true picture of thryoid problems....I have a thryoid problem so I am aware of this, though I am not saying it IS this. Yes, may be good to test for diabetes.....Another thing in terms of dizzy can be inner ear disorder and another (my daughter has this) is orthostatic intollerance (blood pressure issue and blood pressure can't adjust fast enough when a person changes position and will get dizzy and lightheaded....) ........just a few thoughts! But as the previous poster said, and I agree, you may first want to find a good, caring, doctor who is willing to help you find out what is going on here...I know that in and of itself can be challenging, but a MOM is always up for those kinds of challenges, right?:)Good luck in finding a good doctor! Joan
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