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Hyperthyroidism

In the space of 5 days my 15 year old daughter has been diagnosed with Hyperthyroidism. She has been prescribed Carbimazole, she will have to see the optician at the hospital and also have a scan, it has been a lot to take in in such a short space of time. What do I need to do? - Does school need to know, what changes do I need to make (diet / exercise) - what information is available for teenagers?

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JulieRosie28,

Your daughter's school will need to know that she will need leave of absence to attend for medical appointments and they should be informed if she is experiencing fatigue or other symptoms which may impact on her school work and exercise. I don't think there is any necessity to make dietary changes until you know whether or not her hyperthyroidism is autoimmune in nature.

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Thank you.

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