She is nearly 13 and has suffered the following symptoms for as long as I can remember:
Frequent bouts of dry/patchy skin, especially on the face, also bouts of puffiness on face, especially the eyes, causing red sore creases underneath. Have tried to work out if there is a pattern but it just seems random. Also a lot of sore throats, and generally being unwell. But then recovers, we think all fine, but not too long after another sore throat arrives (ps she has already had her tonsils out) During the last 2 years she has developed very cracked sore lips, that no amount of balms get rid of. She has recently developed cases of oral thrush and I am at a bit of a loss. Her lips and skin we manage by smothering her in a cold cream mixed with sudo at night which really helps, but the lips just don't seem to heal for more then a couple of days. She isnt constantly sick, but more then I would expect. We've been down the allergy path a couple of times with the GP, and private doctor when she was younger but no answers or reasons. Recently, I was told it was probably her age! So I started to look for other reasons myself.
I have done the Basal temperature test, by taking her temp for a few days in the morning and it was low everytime. When mentioned to my GP, he just dimissed it straight away, saying those temps were normal.
She had a couple of blood tests last year a couple of months apart of which they said nothing particular flagged up. She does gymnastics for 6 hours a week and has done for years. It is really noticable when her energy levels go down, she goes from having great energy to really struggling.
Her first blood showed her TSH as 1.42 and FT4 as 13.5
Her second blood was TSH 1.41 and FT4 as 14.5
Of which I was told was all in normal range.
Can anyone advise me what these figures mean, is the range completely accurate and are any of hers on the low side? or am I completely barking up the wrong tree?
Any advice would be welcome as I would really like her to feel well all of the time, I hate to think there was something I may have missed over the years.