Hi - my 12 year old daughter has been diagnosed with hypothyroidism in March of this year, we saw a paediatric endocrinologist and she's been on thyroxine 75mcg for 2months now - my daughter had flu in Jan & has never recovered her health. She was at the time underweight, fatigued, muscle cramps with a very fast heart rate. 2 months on and she's still struggling, her hair & skin aren't as dry & her weight is almost normal - my biggest concern is her poor exercise tolerance - she struggles getting up stairs sometimes and her heart races. Is this normal for hypothyroidism ?
We're due to go in for a synathecen test on Wednesday - can anyone advise on whether I should push her to do more or just let her be? School are being considerate & she attends mornings only as it was too much for her to do a full day - any advice would be appreciated....btw - her bloods showed no antibodies for hashimotos & not coeliac & no family history of any hormonal illness - actually no one on either side has any major illness. Up until my daughter was sick - she was a normal energetic child - physically very active, bright, happy and healthy - it's just been a complete shock as to how quickly that has changed
Look forward to hearing from you
Ps we are at the hospital on wed & Fri - so any suggestions on what I should ask would be appreciated