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Growing pains- daughter

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My 9.5yo daughter is suffering bad growing pains at night. She's not sleeping very well. Anything other than painkillers I can give her to help? Thanks


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2 years ago
Just a strange thought... Have you considered taking her to the GP

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2 years ago
Of course I have. That's who told me it's growing pains.

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2 years ago
It’s ok for her to ask advice from others who have been through this. That is what this forum is for. And in my opinion, most doctors are useless. OP, my 12 year old daughter complains of her legs hurting too. I don’t give her any medication. I just explain it’s growing pains and she should count herself lucky she’s growing, all my family are shortarses!!

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2 years ago
My 8 year old is the only one who has had them regularly, and it's enough to wake him from his sleep in pain - I give him pain killers and massage his legs to calm him

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2 years ago
A little but i kind of agree with it. Give the kid some panadol FFS

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2 years ago
I can't not give her pain relief. She cries in bed, I remember having growing pains as a child too and it was painful! She gets Panadol/Nurofen on the nights when it's bad and a warm heat pack. But each to their own.

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2 years ago
Thankyou.

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1 year ago
If someone takes time to respond to your question don't be a bitch! No need to take attitude and be a cow. How were they to know you'd taken her to the doctor?? Bloody hell.

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1 year ago
Ummm, wow, you just replied way worse than what she did. I’m guessing you’re the person who wrote the doctor comment and it’s been eating at you for the last 5 months.

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1 year ago
My daughter had a few half hour remedial massages on just her legs and it helped enormously. My massage therapist is great.

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1 year ago
My son gets horrendous growing pains (is now 6ft at 13) I'm not usually one for supplements etc but magnesium actually helped, you can also get it in a rub form which is great when they don't realise it's building

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1 year ago
A good remedy My Mom did when i was young was she made me take tylenol and gave me a bath with epsom salts.

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2 years ago
Mine is almost 10 and going thru the same thing. She sometimes talks in her sleep about how her legs hurt but mainly during the day complains that things hurt her. Everyday it’s legs ankles arms elbows etc she is very tall I’m 180cm and she’s already above my chin. I had the same problem growing up I used to see a chiro or that type of thing very regularly. Weekly then fortnightly then monthly and it did help. One explained it to me that my bones were growing quicker than what my skin could stretch to accommodate them

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2 years ago
That's interesting. My daughter is only tiny. 122cm and 19kgs. She's a little dot.

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2 years ago
Still growing though and the skin has to stretch for the growing bones.

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2 years ago
Yeah I think she's having a growth spurt finally! My poor little love

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2 years ago
💕

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2 years ago
Exercise it’s sounds counterintuitive but the stretching warm up and cool down are great for the muscles

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2 years ago
Thankyou, might try this before bed tonight.

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2 years ago
I agree, works for my boy .