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Old 04-25-2008, 09:30 PM   #1
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Angry Son being checked for hyperthyroidism

I have been on the doctors for about 2 years now.
My son will be 7 in july.
He is 43 inches tall and weighs 39 lbs.
He had been diagnosed anemic, and is taking iron supplements, but they are not really working. He also has asthma.
He is constantly wired, sweats horribly at night, eats every 1/2 hour and barely sleeps. Has trouble breathing at night sometimes too. He says its his throat.
Then all of the sudden he gets a massive headache and sleeps extremely well for a night or day and then is wired again.
He tells me he is tired all the time and hungry/thirsty too.
In the mean time.....
I am waiting for the thyroid test results and his iron recheck.
I'm not sure if it could be thyroid or something else.

I am just so frusterated that I had to change clinic just for someone to actually do something.

 
Old 04-26-2008, 06:26 AM   #2
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Re: Son being checked for hyperthyroidism

Sorry to hear your son's troubles. I'm sure they checked, but, have they checked his sugar levels? Maybe a 3-5 hr glucose tolerence would be helpful? Sounds like many things could be going on... The hunger and thirst part makes me wonder about diabetes? mood swings too, let us know what his thyroid levels are when you get them. Hang in there, I hope they figure it out soon!!!!
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Re: Son being checked for hyperthyroidism

Get to an ENT. You should be able to get into them and they will be familiar with abnormal thyroid function. They will do the full works on your boy or should. This is rediculus. The other option is an allergist immuneologist. ENTs tend to be a bit easier to get into though.

He needs the following checked for his thyroid:
TSH (sensitive/3rd Gen)
FT3
FT4
TSI
TRAb
TPOAb
ANA

Blood chemistry and immunity panel would be good as well.
IgA, IgG, IgM, IgE.. etc.

I am leading to the ENT to get you into an ENDO and evaluate things now for you. They will be able to rule out throat infection in a quick visit and not drag there feet like your current MD.

Depending on the thyroid panel results adrenal/pituitary function may need to be checked. Hang in there. My son is fine, but I developed Hahsimoto's during his birth. My son has of late been diagnosed with sleep apnea.. just like his mom and dad.. chronic sinus and ear ills. Like mommy and daddy. The new kicker he has developed or has immune deficiency in IgG and IgA. These are the immunities that work in the sinus cavities. Anyway.. having both is also a known precurser to AI issues. SO.. we watch and test and are glad my son at 5 yrs has good veins and like MDs. He prefers shot free MD zones. Sleep MDs have a bed to jump on and no shots . ENTs are not bad, because he has only had IVs after being doped up for his Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy. It will be okay, but you can not trust a pediatrician to do more than basic care and treatment. GO to the specialists that handle children for the rest. Get copies of EVERTHING and double check EVERYTHING.

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