Please could someone recommend a good book to give my teenage hypothyroid son (he is 19yrs) He has been feeling I'll for several years now but doesn't want to really engage in learning about his condition although it has really affected his life.
I have done all the research and he will take whatever supplements I recommend but has no faith in them and can't see why he should take so many so doesn't take them all every day. I think he is really a bit depressed although he says that he is not.
He needs to try to learn and experiment for himself because he knows best how he feels. He is stays in his bedroom and is failing at college because he's been so poorly and has lost heart . He will only see medical doctors and has no belief in alternative medicine although he was discharged years ago by the endocrinologist who heard me say that he still wasn't well and told us that it was nothing to do with his hypothyroidism as levels were fine on levo - ha!
His (lovely) gp has referred him to sleep clinic, and, on my suggestion chronic fatigue clinic because he gets so exhausted.
To be honest i am scared that he will feel really down when he learns that his thyroid gland will probably degrade further over the years when he does read up about it.