| | Am I worrying too much?
My 6 yr. old daughter has had a list of symptoms that I am worried about. I tend to be a bit of a worrier. I need some advise. Do I take her to the doctor, or is this just normal growing up stuff? Here are her symptoms:
1- Headaches almost daily
2- She complains of leg pain daily
3- Bed wetting at night. No matter how much fluid we limit her, she still wets the bed. She gets upset about it and is very embarrassed. We have tried everything.
4- Not exsessive drinking of fluids, but enough that we notice. She seems like she is always thirsty.
5- She also eats alot. All day long she is snacking. she has her days when she eats a ton and then days when she hardly eats at all. I am sure this is normal for her age as she grows. It just seems weird to us.
6- Small for her age, she has always been in the 20th percentile. She is a tiny little thing and for as much as she eats she doesn't seem to gain any weight. She only weighs around 39 lbs.
7- She seems tired all the time. She sleeps when ever and where ever we go. She is known to sleep through firework shows!
8- From the time she turned 2, she has had these sporatic fevers that accompany a headache. Nothing has ever turned up infectious and they always go away and return monthly.
All these things may just be normal growing, and I may be freaking out for nothing. I will make a doctor appointment and have her checked out. We have been increasingly concerned since we tried (again) to help her stop wetting the bed. I have read that some of these symptoms could be type I diabetes. Has anyone here experienced some of these issues with your own kids?
Proud Mom of Two Girls
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