For some time now I have been worried about my 15 year old daughter.
She was a very slim, borderline under weight little girl until she hit puberty when her weight just ballooned. Her periods started at just under 13, but after one light one they disappeared for a year. When they came back they were frighteningly heavy (like mine were in my teens) I have taken her to the doctors a few times after one morning she flooded after getting out of bed and started to pass out until i got her and laid her down. The doctor said she is maybe a little aneamic and needs to lose weight, she pescribed a clotting tablet for her to take when her periods are heaviest. Some have lasted 20 days with about 10 heavy ones. She has no real pattern still after nearly two years of periods but she roughly bleeds about 10-12 days then has no period for about two months, sometimes an odd one will come maybe five weeks after the last but this is rare. I started to think thyroid, but the doctor said highly unlikely and more like PCOS because of her weight and spots. I asked for thyroid test to be sure. This was several months ago, and to be honest I wasnt aware of the need for early morning TSH testing We had bloods taken at 5pm.
I was told by the receptionist several days later that my daughters bloods were all fine and in range (doctor had checked them) so I left it at that, however over the last few weeks i have learned a lot about the thyroid and its symptoms and this made me wonder what her levels actually were.
I called the doctors today for a print out and got these results
THESE WERE FROM 5PM BLOOD DRAW
TSH 1.4 (0.3-4.94)
SERUM FREE T4 10.4 (9.0-19.1)
OTHER RESULTS THAT LOOK BORDERLINE ARE
Mean cell vol 84.00 fl (84.00-99.00)
serum sex hormone binding globulin 18.nmol (18-114)
Serum ferritin 37.8ug/l (10-204)
Dont have vit d or b6 results so they cant have tested them
I am going to invest now in the full bloods (home test) because I am worried, i appreciate that the TSH isn't majorly high but considering this was an evening draw I worry what the early am fasting ones would show (any ideas?) is there a conversion table to work out the difference in levels at different times of day?
My daughter has dyslexia and as a young woman is a nervous and sensitive soul who upsets easy, like me she also suffers with an exagerated startle response to noise or unexpected things happening (for example someone walking in room when her back is turned, she may scream and jump when she first sees them)
She was epileptic for the first four years of life and took sodium valproate.
She is about 5ft 7" and I dont know her wait as she will not let us see , but i guess about 12 stone.
Her outer eyebrows are barely visible
she has constipation and sometimes a really sensitive tummy (saw doctor for this and they said perhaps ibs)
she doesnt feel the cold as much as me, but she has zero stamina for exercise, and is often tired, but i dont think this is as bad as my fatigue yet, she has cravings for salt, carbs and sweet things which doesnt help and i end up policing her.
clumsiness is another issue, the school tested her for dyspraxia a few years ago and said she had mild signs.
It will hinge on results i suppose, but i feel bad now for not seeing this before, and being fobbed off by the docs.
Any ideas/ advice re results or hypothyroid?
Thanks guys x