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Old 03-18-2011, 12:51 PM   #1
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I nned your opinion please

Long time since I have posted on here, hope you are doing well. I still struggle off and on with my thyroid issues.

The reason for this post, is not about me though, it is about my son. He has been having some issues so I had his thyroid tested just to see if that may be contributing or causing his problems. He is 16 and has been experiencing anxiety, He also says it feels like someone is pushing their fingers on each side of his throat. I started out only testing the TSH and Free T4. I figured if that looked fairly normal that I would look into other thigns. But, if it was questionable I would test further.

The TSH is 1.33 (0.34-5.60) ulU/mL
Free T4 is 0.73 (0.61-1.12)

What are your thoughts? He also, like me, has to eat often because he has low blood sugar since he was about 6. That tends to run in my family.

Any advice or thoughts would be appreciated.

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Re: I nned your opinion please

Hi again, dea. Sorry to hear your suspicions about your son. His FT4 is quite low, just under 24% of its range. Because of the throat sensations and anxiety, I'd be concerned enough to want more tests myself.

I hope we're both wrong, though. That's so young to be saddled with a chronic illness.
Let me know what happens, OK?
And take care of yourself, too.

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Old 03-19-2011, 05:17 PM   #3
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Re: nned your opinion please

Thanks Midwest! I always appreciate your input. I'll let you know what more I find out and how things turn out. I'm hoping too that it won't turn out to be what I fear it is.

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