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My 12 year old son is achey, tired, and just plain....

well, I'm not sure, he's been just laying around on the couch basically in chill mode for the past few days. He's usually very active, outside for most of the day. No fever, I ask him if he's okay he says he's fine but something off here...

I've heard of growing pains but do you think this could be something more?

(I put this in the 13-17 - seems more age appropriate for him)

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MrsG423

Asked by MrsG423 at 2:14 PM on Nov. 20, 2010 in Teens (13-17)

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  • Could be mono... Not uncommon in the teenage years.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:15 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • He might be coming down with a cold...
    older

    Answer by older at 2:17 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • Could be a lot of things. Could be growth spurt coming, could be hormones, could be depression, could be he's brewing a bug...time to play detective.
    GrnEyedGrandma

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 2:17 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • he says his muscle hurt....
    MrsG423

    Comment by MrsG423 (original poster) at 2:18 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • Is there a girl? School? Does he not feel well? He could have mono. It often shows up as a that just not right feeling.
    I'd try and quiz him a bit more to find out if something special is bothering him. Maybe take him to the Dr if he doesn't feel better soon.
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 2:19 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • Sounds like maybe he's coming down with something.
    Cindy18

    Answer by Cindy18 at 2:19 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • My first thought was mono also. Though when I had it I got a fever late in the evenings. If it has been more than a few days I would run him to the doctor just to be sure. If it is mono it's good to have that documented.
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 2:21 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • Take him to the doctor. As an FYI, there really is no such thing as growing pains.
    tyfry7496

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 12:30 AM on Nov. 21, 2010

  • Have a look at his throat. Does it hurt? You could take him to the Dr and have some labs ran. My son had some type of a bacterial infection that kind of mimicked mono, but was altogether different. Keep an eye on him for sure.
    blessedwithree

    Answer by blessedwithree at 2:59 AM on Nov. 21, 2010

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