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    daughter aged 12 hypothyroidism

    my daughter has recently been diagnosed with an under active thyroid and on 75 mcg of tabs after being on 50mcg for about 6 weeks.since being diagnosed her hair has been falling out and she`s felt tired and had a lot of head aches, more than before.i`m hoping all will settled as her tsh ?? level gets to the normal range (it was 72 2 weeks ago). the docter said that her growth will be affected as she started her periods 18 months ago, she is only 131cm now ,someone please tell me that she will grow taller . i`m crying all the time feeling sorry for her and whats she `s going through , any parents out there (or children) going through the same please let us know what to expect. thanks

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    She will be fine, she has started treatment, hopefully she will feel better soon.

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    thanks for replying, it`s all a bit new to me, i am trying to come to terms with all the added complications , my daughters taking evening primrose oil to help with the dry itchy skin and loss of hair . as for the height ,i guess we`ll have to wait and see. its good to know that i`m not alone , thanks.

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    No problem!!

    Proper medication will alleviate skin problems and hair loss.

    It's natural to read into things and worry more when it's your child, I'm guilty of this too. But web often read to much and make 2+2 equal 5!

    When its only 4!!

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    Aah I remember it well LOL. I had underactive thyroid from age 7or 8 but it was not diagnosed until i was 16. I was in a terrible state! I was 4' 4" at age 16 and I did have a bit of a growth spurt after starting tablets. I am now 4' 10" . The hair loss will sort itself but it is distressing. I actually suffered hairloss before I started treatment to. I am not sure what the itchy skin is about? but i do remeber being asked if I had itchy skin when I first started taking meds so I presume that is something they expect? I do know that I had terrible growing pains for a while in my joints and back. Again ...all that sorted itself out. Feel free to ask any questions you want. It is not often that people talk about children getting this. I am now nearly 46 and have 3 wonderful grown up kids so things can all work out!

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    thanks for your reply, it`s good to here something positive. my daughter is now 4` 8`at 13 after just under a year of treatment, she had a wrist xray the other day and we were told that she still has room to grow some more. she had started her periods before her thyroid tabs but since taking them she hasn`t had one, so it was good to hear you have 3 children. she is going to see a hormone specialist soon ( well we`re on the list!) he will get some other hormones in check for her(hopefully). her hair is growing back now , she`s lost weight ,although her hands are a bit chubby still! i`ve been diagnosed with an underactive thyroid as well now !! possibly caused partly by the stress of my daughter being unwell.

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    Im pleased that things are going well now....and she definatly has a bit more growing to do yet ^__^ Sounds like she will be taller than me! Do you know how long your daughter has had thyroid problems (before treatment)? One thing I would say, which is not something that is normally mentioned...Because I went so long with this condition at such a young age, I always let other people lead, make decicions and choices for me. Simply because I could not cope (think fast enough). This ment that I did subconciously feel inferior. My parents also knowing that I was ill, did not encourage me to do much. It is IMO important (if this applies to your daughter) to give her responsabuilites and teach her to be a leader, not a sheep (not that I am implying that she is a sheep LOL).

    Coconut oil may also help with dry skin! and if eaten (in cooking or whatever) is supposed to support thyroid health and improve energy levels). Hope that helps!

    Sorry to hear that you to have got low thyroid now as well. Oh well it is something that you both have in common and can overcome together.
    Last edited by littleliz; 15th June 2011 at 07:47 AM. Reason: spelling

 

 

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