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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi.. I have a few questions concerning my son. He is 6.. a brief description of what is going on... he goes through phases of super hyper..cant sit..wont just sit and eat..jumping off of any and everything..just wont Very tired...very emotional..(cries all the time about stuff that should have no reason to cry over)..mad..angry..(throws kicks hits) goes into extreme tantrums that even the sweetest talking to wont do anything. he just had bllod work done..his th levels were low.. could this be it? should i be looking into other things? im very concerned. i watch kids daily and know kids are kids but the mood changes are so quick and so different..and with sleep you can hardly wake him up he sleeps so sound.
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User :   hi thank you
Doctor :   " he just had bllod work done..his th levels were low.. could this be it? " -- Can you tell me what tests were done
User :   im sorry i dont have the paper work with me... i am at work.
Doctor :   his th levels were low.... Do you mean thyroid test?
User :   yes sorry..they tested for that.. bc she said if they came back normal he may need to see a pychiatrist
Doctor :   Ok not a problem
Doctor :   Does he go to school?
User :   yes..he was attending full time 5 days a week..gets 10 hours of sleep a night.. he doesnt have a huge appetite...could care less to ever eat really
Doctor :   Ok, any complaints from school
Doctor :   teacher
Doctor :   etc
User :   no not really... he seems to be fine during those times.. no complaints..
User :   he just talks alot at school..has gotten in trouble for that..
Doctor :   When was the first time you observed this behaviour or
User :   honestly it seems like its been going on for a just has gotten worse in the last 6 months maybe.
Doctor :   So is he hyperactive?
Doctor :   impulsive behaviour?
User :   he goes from average play to just beyond control..bouncing off couches..chairs not listening... impulsive like he just does things whenever however he feels
User :   and i know yes kids do that...but he will go into cying just soo bad and say I cant stop! ...ill calm him and he will start again and say I just cant stop.
User :   or he will have this uncontrollable tantrum...kicking and rolling around and just says I cant stop i cant stop.
Doctor :   Is he easily distracted?
Doctor :   How is his behaviour towards other kids?
Doctor :   Is he playful?
User :   very much so... he can sit at the dinner table and eat but then has to get up and run around..cant sit still...has to run around the room quickly takes a bit and does it again.
Doctor :   How is his appetite and meal timings?
User :   he plays great with kids...he is an only child..and doesnt have his dad around so when he is around kids he is happy just typical almost like a sibling rivalry there.
User :   he isnt a huge eater.. eats breakfast..lunch maybe and dinner rarely. he is more of a snacker.
User :   he wants to eat here and there and just bites and litte things...but pretty much has to be told to eat...once in awhile he will say he is hungry
Doctor :   Ok, I understand.
Doctor :   The description seems to typically of a condition called Hyperactive disorder
Doctor :   this is sometimes called ADHD. Attention deficit Hyperactive disorder
Doctor :   I do not confirm this
Doctor :   It needs a physical examination and witness of the behaviour in the Doctor's office
Doctor :   It is not worrisome
User :   are there things I can do? i hear so many things... food and this and that..
Doctor :   It can be treated
Doctor :   with a course of good medicines
User :   ok... I have a visit saturday with a pediatric endocrinologist about his lab work... for thyroid.
Doctor :   Ok that is fine
Doctor :   I suggest you to take the help of a Child Psychiatrist
User :   ok..
Doctor :   You may want to take an expert opinion by email here before your visit to one
User :   that is something i need ref from my doctor for? insurance wise usually?
User :   where do i get that at
Doctor :   WWW.WWWW.WW
User :   thank you so much! i really appreciate it!
Doctor :   This is a specialized branch and I really feel that you get benefitted with his advice
User :   thank you very much i will check it out now! i appreciate your help!
Doctor :   Right
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Bye for now
User :   bye
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Are you back?
User :   i was trying to send a message to who i was ref to.. is it only by email ?
Doctor :   Please go ahead with your queries
Doctor :   yes
User :   ok thank you
Doctor :   It is by email
Doctor :   and you get answer in 24 hours

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