Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions/body numbness

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my 16 years old daughter has had several episodes of severe numbness all ever her body (head to feet) for the past 2 weeks. she barely feels her body and her mind nearly goes blank. what could be causing this?

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A couple of things.... this could be mild pre-fainting symptoms... I would wonder about anemia (from periods) or possibly thyroid problems or low blood sugar reactions.   It is less likely but getting the heart rythym checked.   This is worth a doctor visit.  

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