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Old 10-01-2010, 10:16 AM   #1
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Need help figuring out my 4-year-old...

My 4-year-old daughter has a few symptoms that we are concerned about. Here's a rundown of what she has and what we're seeing:

She's been diagnosed with:

Asthma (is on Albuterol and Pulmocort with the nebulizer)
Femoral anteversion
Elevated TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone), waiting for an endo. appt.
- All other thyroid levels are normal, and my oldest daughter has this too and is on medication.


We're noticing:

Her hair doesn't grow much. It's brittle and thin, and grows very little and in odd ways. We have two other daughters (7yrs and 2yrs) and they do not have this same hair pattern. Neither do my husband and I, not even as children.

She has low muscle strength. She couldn't even open the back door one day. She's constantly dragging her feet and walking really slowly, complains of getting tired easily (I think this is largely the femoral anteversion).

She's very emotional and cries at the drop of a hat.

She's very tired all the time. Her face and eyes are puffy most of the time.

Sometimes she just stares at you, like she's not sure what to say. She doesn't "freeze" or anything, it's just a stare when we ask her something. Not sure if this is just her being a kid or something more. It's been going on for about 2 years now.


The things that bother me the most are the hair and lack of muscle strength. I've tried searching the web for these, and can't really find much. I'm hoping to get into the pediatrician and the endocrinologist soon

Any suggestions are appreciated! Thanks.

 
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Old 10-01-2010, 12:18 PM   #2
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Re: Need help figuring out my 4-year-old...

Sounds like your little one (and you) is going through a lot.

Treating her ailments with medications can wipe the body's natural defenses. So now focus on the nutrients her body is deficient in, and build her immune system.

My children go to the pediatrician, but also a nutritionist to build their bodies up so that they are not Dependant on the medications. A good nutritionist can provide you with the knowledge of what is needed for your daughter to set balance back into her life. Their guidelines are stricter when it comes to blood tests. I've learned this first hand. The primary doctor said my blood work was fine. The nutritionist said otherwise. I had a host of deficiencies and a couple of problems.

I pray your daughter will be running around soon with her siblings.

I hope I've given you some insight. I only wish I went to the nutritionist when my kids were little. I only learned about them for the past 2 years, and we are all healthier for it.

God Bless!

 
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