Thyroid UK
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how do I help her

I am frustated my daughter was diagnosed with thyroid in march 2014. she was 11 we were relieved, we finally new what was wrong with her but now her meds isn't working and her doctors will not listen she is a A student well use to be now she is struggling to be a C student she can't sleep and is extremely tiredthe next day at school , her hair is still coming out she has extremely dry skin and complains of feeling like she is in a haze, and trouble focusing as well as being depressed . On top of all of that we can't get a second opinion we live in Alabama and the only doctors that see children is only at Children hospital. I cried last night because I don't know how to help her.

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I am sorry to read about your daughter. I have a grandson of 17 and in my limited experience I think it is important to test the following in young people.... Iron - B12 - Ferritin - Folate - VitD. They all need to be optimal for everyone to feel well....

The food we eat today is not the food of yesteryear....

Do you have her latest blood test results with ranges - then maybe people here can assist in some small way.....


yes I will put the lastest test lab work up I don't know what this mean but her T4 is 0.95 ng/dl and her TSH is 0.63 /ml that is all they tested this is her 6 month test


Gmom, TSH 0.63 is in the low normal range which normally indicates adequate replacement. US and UK ranges differ so we would need to see the lab ref range (figures in brackets after results) for T4 result.


I am not a medical professional and this information is not intended to be a substitute for medical guidance from your own doctor. Please check with your personal physician before applying any of these suggestions.


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