My 11 year old daughter (12 in a few weeks) She was diagnosed back in August. I knew something wasn't right as she had been having many symptoms for some time. Symptoms were dizziness, extreme tiredness, constant mouth ulcers, cold hands and feet and generally just unhappy. My daughter has been on Ferrous Sulphate twice a day since diagnosis. She has been taking them well and had no side effects. However I feel the symptoms have not eased off at all and if not worse. The only symptom that has eased off is the dizziness that is much better. She still has constant mouth ulcers that effect her eating, so tired and miserable all the time and always complaining she is cold. The doctor has sent her for more blood test next week when I took her back to see him with my concerns of the symptoms not easing off!
I am trying so hard to be positive about all this around my daughter but am starting to feel it's dragging me down. My daughter is a lovely caring girl and gives me no trouble at all but it upsets me so much to see her this way. As soon as I open the door to her when she comes home from school she is complaining how cold and tired she is. She then gets undressed and just wants to lie on her bed all night. I totally understand how this must be making her feel unhappy to be so tired and feeling cold all the time. Sometimes I can handle it and try to be positive and other days it just gets to me.
I am wondering if my daughter is not absorbing the iron or unable to store it. She takes the iron tablets with orange juice as I've read this helps to absorb the iron. I have also heard from many other people on talking about this that they had this condition as a child or some have it now and can last for some years. That only worries me more to think my daughter could be feeling this way for some time yet.
Any advice would be much appreciated.