My 12 yr. old Daughter - help please!
HI I have been posting on myself, but it seems I now need help with my daughter.
When my daughter was eight years old she became sick with these symptoms:heachache, dizziness, heavy eyes, no energy, feeling cold, foggy head...sounds like classis hypo doesn't it? I had her tested then.
Here are her results when she wass eight.
TSH 1.61, FT3 3.36 and FT4 0.89....I believe ranges are FT4 0.9 - 1.7 and FT3 2.3 - 4.2 and TSH of 0.35 to 4.58. ALso her cortisol was 6.7 and LDH was 403.
At the time I was going through Graves so that is why I wanted her tested. At the time I was not aware of hypo symptoms so when they told me no problem with the thyroid, I believed them!!!!
In recent years her symptoms have improved, and lessened, but never disappeared. She has never had a growth problem. I recently had her tested again and her numbers were FT3 4.09 FT4 1.02 and TSH 0.926. Again ranges are ranges are FT4 0.9 - 1.7 and FT3 2.3 - 4.2 and TSH of 0.35 to 4.58.
She still suffers from foggy head off and on, very sensitive to heat, tends to have lower body temperature and sometimes get leg aches.
I believe she is hypothyroid. I read a case of another person and she had "early" thyroid failure. In that case, she said that the thyroid will increase its conversion of the inactive T4 to T3. So blood tests will often come back with free T3 being normal, but free T4 on the low end. This means that the thyroid has lost it's stores of hormones and is not keeping up.
What do you guys think? Also I really, really need advise on possible meds that may be best for her....like amounts and kinds...Armour, or synthoid....all help is really, really appreciated.!
Last edited by pixiek; 06-09-2005 at 12:00 AM.