I got involved in a series of posts on here about possible thyroid symptoms we'd had in childhood - long/short-sightedness, astigmatism, changes in hair, weight gain, growth issues etc.
Then, when I was looking at a newspaper clipping, I'd kept about something else, I noticed there was an article about a link between mother's low thyroid levels during pregnancy and poor maths ability in the child. Language abilities are not affected.
I was fascinated by this. I've started another post in case no one is looking back at that conversation now. A lot of people in that conversation related to the excerpt about the bright child with a tendency towards obesity being typical of a child with hypothyroidism. So I wonder if anyone also relates to the bad at maths part?
I was bright at school, especially at language. But my maths was very bad and the teachers never understood the disparity between my abilities in other subjects and my maths.
Here is a link on the subject. Love to know if anyone relates to this childhood picture.