My daughter is 16 and has hypothyroidism. She has had a problem with the circulation in her feet since just before her diagnosis over a year ago (but before this time her circulation was excellent).
She also has swelling on her big toes, they weep and are painful. She has been to see a podiatrist who checked the pulse in her feet and said that her pulse rate was low (she seemed a bit concerned about this) and to mention this to the doctor on her next visit. (I did mention this to the nurse I took her see but she just said wear warm socks!)
The podiatrist concluded that my daughter has in growing toe nails and the only thing she could do was to have a small op on her big toes to cut the toe nails away from the nail bed. I am not convinced this is underlying problem as it does not account for her cold feet and poor circulation. I wonder if these symptoms are related to her thyroid levels.
Her last results in September were:
TSH : 0.14 (range 0.51 - 4.3)
T4: 19.2 (0.12 – 22)
On 100mg of levo