Worried about 10 yr old son. For the last two months he has not been himself and has been washed out and tired, losing concentration at school, anxious, pale, little dizzy spells, and tearful. I'm sure these are all symptoms of being hypo.
We were talking about this morning and he said that he feels like his body is shutting down - very upsetting. The consultant has checked his iron levels, which has come back fine. He is also testing son for coeliac but still waiting for those results. His antibody levels are very high when initially diagnosed three years ago, over 12000 and he has a goitre, which was the first sign. He hasn't had symptoms like this before. Bit washed out now and then, but not rough like he is now.
We give him selenium and vitamins without iodine.
He has grown 2cm in last three months, growth on chart seems ok.
I am going to start measuring his basal temperature tomorrow morning when he wakes.
Are there any specialist thyroid doctors anyone knows of in the South/South West? I hate seeing him like this as he is struggling with the tiredness. Would love to talk to someone before rest of results come in and if all ok can tackle Paediatrician.
I wonder if a very low dose of thyroxine/NDT would help him? Feel so bad for him.