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    Mommy_Mea is offline Emerald level (3000+ posts)
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    I definitely agree to look into mono or lyme, those would be my first concerns. Do you have any results for her calcium? Extreme fatigue and depression can be a symptom of elevated calcium (not common, but something I have experience with!)
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    The description sounds like Lyme to me too, possibly with co-infections. EBV (often reactivated) is extremely common in those with Lyme. Co-infections Bartonella and Babesia can also cause the symptoms you describe, including fatigue, depression and anemia. Early diagnosis and proper treatment can make a huge difference in long-term outcome.

    Here is a step by step Patient Toolkit to consider Lyme as part of the differential diagnosis: https://projectlyme.org/elisa/#15567...-2a0f336d-f98d
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dayzy View Post
    Please take her in to the doctor and have bloodwork done. My 11 year old DS was acting tired all the time, very cranky. I was blaming all the activities and the cruddy weather making us all feel down. By the time I gave in because he was feeling sick one morning the doctor took one look and called an ambulance. He was admitted with a blood glucose level of 620 and is a type 1 diabetic. I'll never brush anything off again.
    Fellow type 1 mom here! Itís very easy to miss this diagnosis. DS1 was diagnosed at age 2 and while I could see that something was very off about him it was hard to pin down. DS1 was hospitalized for 5 days and his intake blood sugar was 680!

    OP, Iím happy blood glucose levels appear to be normal!

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    Quote Originally Posted by georgiegirl View Post
    She means hemoglobin is 13, not ferritin. (I have low ferritin and so does DS1).

    Endo wonít see her unless thereís something off with thyroid or if something indicates diabetes.

    There is a separate blood test for mono. Thereís also a rapid test with s finger poke that takes 8 min (DD was tested last weekend)
    She can definitely still have low ferritin and a hemoglobin of 13. Mine is currently 12.6 but my ferritin is only 23 (after 2 infusions and daily beef liver capsules). If she hasn't had her ferritin checked then she needs to. Iron deficiency is more common than thyroid issues but the symptoms are the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by essnce629 View Post
    She can definitely still have low ferritin and a hemoglobin of 13. Mine is currently 12.6 but my ferritin is only 23 (after 2 infusions and daily beef liver capsules). If she hasn't had her ferritin checked then she needs to. Iron deficiency is more common than thyroid issues but the symptoms are the same.

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    I know! Mine is in the single digits. DS1 has struggled as well because he has an abnormal hemoglobin trait. But when the OP said her DDís iron was 13, she was referring to hemoglobin not ferritin. You can have normal hemoglobin abs low ferritin (usually with a high iron binding capacity.).
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