He was born with hypothyroidism (he's now 22) and has been on thyroxine all his life. He should currently be on 200 mcgs but has got very irratic with his dosage, sometimes not taking them for days at a time and has realised that when he doesn't have any for a few days he can sleep, so has decided to "self medicate" his dosage. When he was about 8 we went through a few weeks when he decided he didn't want to take them and started spitting them into the bin, luckily we found out pretty quickly and no long time damage was done, but for weeks afterwards he was completely exhausted and quite teary. The difference is because of his age I can no longer physically force him to take his tablets but I am so worried I don't know what to do. He is also suffering from mood swings, resentment and personality changes as a result of not taking the tablets as he should and I don't seem to be able to convince him how important it is to get back on top of things (if he was his "normal" medicated self he would understand, but not at the moment) He would be furious about me posting this question if he knew. But please help me I'm desperate for any advice on how to get through to him and also if he carries on like this will any of the damage that is obviously being done be permanent or long term. Thanks
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