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My 11 year old daughter sleeps up to 19 hours a day, won't eat as feels permanently sick and nauseous, lost weight, feels low and can't concentrate.  She has permanent headache, gets really cold and dizzy.  She has anxiety attacks when stressed and smells of adrenaline.  Doctors have no idea what is wrong - could it be adrenal?  Please help.  She was very outgoing and active and seems to be disappearing more each day.
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I am not sure what *smells of adrenaline* is?
What tests have been done and what types of doctors has she seen?
It could also be thyroid - going hyperthyoid could cause loss of weight and similar symptoms but the doc should test ACTH and cortisol (at proper, diagnostic times) too.

But there could be so much... have electrolytes been run? How are her sodium and potassium?
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The smell is like before a race - of fear or anxiety.  No tests done to speak of, but mri done because of headaches. awaiting results of this.
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Have at least her PCP run electrolytes - that can tell you if it is adrenals - sodium will be low and potassium will be high. Weird that the docs have run NO tests at this point - not even thyroid or anything...

Is her BP high or low? Is she craving salt? Has she tanned? Is her heart racing?

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