thyroid disorders affect most of my mothers side of the family both my sister( hyper) and myself( hypo) and I think my 19 year old daughter is already on the road to hypothyroid status....well I think she is there already I just don't know quite how I will intervene.
Last year she had a TSH check which came back 2.99 (0.53 - 3.59) but of course GP. Classed that as normal. This year I had her get it retested plus T4 and antibodies
T4 9.3 (7.5 - 21.1)
TSH 1.83 (0.34-5.6) and she is positive for high antibodies.
The doctor wrote a letter stating she did not need thyroid replacement at the moment but get tested again in 6 months.
Since she has been home from uni I have noticed that her neck is larger than 'normal and even on the warmest days she is wrapped in a blanket on the sofa with freezing cold feet, she is gaining weight.
I self medicate for my own hypo after 20 years of under treatment by GP it seems a far scarier step to make that decision for my daughter but I think the GP is failing her. I am getting her to see my own GP and will do my utmost to get them to scan her neck and redo bloods.
Any input from members would be gratefully received. Thank you