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Old 04-04-2001, 02:37 PM   #1
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Link between thyroid and Attention Deficit Disorder?

I was diagnosed with graves disease last year and consequently had the radioactive treatment to essentially make my thyroid no longer work. My grandfather was hyperthyroid, my brother has thyroid nodules and is also under treatment. My son is Attention Deficit (ADHD) and is on medicatation. I have been reading about some connections between ADHD and thyroid and was just wondering if anyone else had a link like this in their family, between any sort of thyroid disfunction and ADHD. I have mentioned to my son's pediatrician but he doesn't want to check his thyroid unless he see some reason other than the ADHD symptoms for the test.

 
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Re: Link between thyroid and Attention Deficit Disorder?

I think that is ridiculous!
Get a second opinion outside the medical group or change doctors...hyperthyroid can cause ADD-like symptoms.
If he seems out of control, there is no reason at all not to get a simple thyroid panel done!
Let us know how it goes! TF

 
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Re: Link between thyroid and Attention Deficit Disorder?

i don't think that it's ridiculous....nothing is! i am both hypothyroid and a.d.d.

 
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Re: Link between thyroid and Attention Deficit Disorder?

I apolegize for using a pronoun rather than to say what I meant....I think it is ridiculous that a doctor would not order a simple thyroid panel to rule out a possible imbalance.

 
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