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My 7 year old daughter is extremely tired sleeping like

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My 7 year old daughter is extremely tired sleeping like 12-14 hours a day and is emotional. Could she have a thyroid problem like me.?
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking? What confuses you?
Customer: Just emailed her dr. No medicine. Why is she so tired
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 6 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 6 months ago.

Since when is she having these issues?

How is her weight?

Do you have low or high thyroid level?

Do you take any medicine?

Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 6 months ago.

Hello again,

I was waiting for response from you.

In low thyroid status, there can be excessive sleeping, overeating, over weight, mood change etc..

Anxiety stress can produce such symptoms even in children.

As these are new symptoms, you should take her to doctor for initial assessment.

After physical examination, if the doctor feels necessary, he can take tests to know the precise cause.

I hope this information will be helpful.

If you have any query, please feel free to ask.

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Wish her healthy life.