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8 year old son very tired all the time- naps and too tired

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to do sports or anything...
8 year old son very tired all the time- naps and too tired to do sports or anything. has had blood tested and has no other symptoms why
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Can you tell me what blood work he has done? Does he snore? Any symptoms of depression?
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no symptoms of depression- no snoring- had adnoids removed years ago. had mono at age 4 and has had this problem since then-
Pediatrician: Dr. K., Board Certified Pediatrician replied 7 years ago

Fatigue such as you are describing may be due to a number of things.
Initially, you should have some screening bloodwork to investigate possible medical causes of fatigue:
CBC to check for anemia
Chemistry panel and liver panel
Celiac panel
CMV antibody
Thyroid Panel
CK level

Tuberculosis skin test (if risk factors)
ESR to screen for inflamation and inflammatory bowel disease
Lyme disease panel (if you live in an endemic area)

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