My 8 year old DD has been complaining for several monthes about periodic leg pain, and occasional falling down.
I brushed it aside. I chalked it up to growing pains I guess. My DD tends to be a drama queen. "Oh your leg hurts? That is too bad, did you do your homework?" or "You fell down? Sorry to hear that. Time for bed." Sometimes there would be weeks inbetween her complaints. I wasn't worried at first. I figured it was something to worry about, then symptoms would progress and become more frequent.
One night a couple of weeks ago and another complaint of legs felt weak and they hurt and I fell down, I decided to ask more questions.
She says her leg (sometimes the other one) feels like there are marbles moving around everywhere, and it is slightly painful, more discomfort. It is from just above the kneecap down to the top of her foot...everywhere, but NOT behind the kneecap itself. Her affected leg will feel week, and once in a while she will fall down because the leg will give out. It happens during the day, not at night or bedtime.
I did take her to the pediatrican last week. He gave her a thorough look over, and nothing seemed out of the ordinary. She had a complete bloodwork, and everything came back normal. Doctor says if this continues, to take her to a neurologist.
The leg pains I think I could still possibly chalk up to growing pains... but the occasional falling down? That has me baffled.
Anyone else's child experience occasional leg pains during the day? With or without the falling down? Does this sound like growing pains? Restless leg syndrome? Any ideas?
Thanks for any experience any of you might have had.