Anybody out there have Hashimoto's and afraid that your children will develop it too? My son was recently diagnosed and I'm afraid my daughter will develop it too. (1 replies)
... I have it, and unfortunately my daughter does too. There is definitely that hereditary factor. All we can do is have them tested and be sure they get the medication they need.
I understand though....it's upsetting. I got it from my mom too, as did my sister. Her kids don't have it but mine does. (1 replies)
... anti TG. These will check for Hashimoto disease, an autoimmune thyroid condition, benign, associated with nodules. An endocrine Dr could also do a fine needle biopsy of the nodule to check the cells. ... (4 replies)
... Hi community,
I am the mother of a 15 year old diagnosed in September with Hashimoto. Her numbers:
ACTH Plasma 11
T4 free 1.2
thyroid peroxidase >900
thyroglobulin 67 (2 replies)
... Keep her TSH under 2 preferably between .5 to 1.5. This require levothyroxine and better take it before sleep as it seems to reduce TSH better. After finding correct dose repeat the test every 6 months.
Also its worth to do these tests yearly to make sure all in optimal ranges
25 hydroxyvitamin D (optimal level 5 to 80)
Ferritin (at least 70)
Vitamin B12 (above 500)
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... YES! Take your daughter to an "adult" thyroid doctor, one who will listen to you and value what you have to say.
I totally hear what you're saying about how terrible it feels to be helpless when it comes to taking care of your own child. It sounds as if you have made good strides so far. Her TSH is down, her essential Vitamin D is up. This is good news.
I am an adult... (2 replies)
... Thyroid test results that are merely within range doesn't mean they're "normal" for you. Your FT4 is at the bottom of its range... A place that's "normal" for only about 10% of the population. It's undoubtedly too low for you and the cause of at least some of your symptoms. Your T3 also appears low.
Because med students are taught that TSH tests are infallible, it can be... (2 replies)
... Yes, definitely. I feel your pain. I have been in hell with my thyroid for over 4 years because I have had symptoms of Hashimoto's but my labs used to come back normal. Now for the first time, they are coming back as subclinically off. It ticks me off that you basically have to sell your soul for thyroid treatment if you're not super abnormal on your labs...as if they want you... (1 replies)
... They did test for anemia too when they did the initial blood work and confirmed I'm not anemic, but I'll need to look into these other possibilities as well. Thank you! (5 replies)
... Its common for hypothyroid people to misdiagnose hypothyroidism for long before getting treatment. Anyway what you can do now is do these blood tests to rule out all common fatigue and low metabolism symptoms.
To rule out anemia (common reason for fatigue). For feeling well Hemoglobin, RBC count should stay in mid range in reference range.
Vitamin... (5 replies)
... Thank you so much Hashigirl, for the detailed response.
Before you decided on ablation did you try anything else to help the heavy periods, like birth control? It doesn't sound like you did but I am curious... I am 37 and pretty sure I am done having kids but not yet 110% sure.
Also I'm a little concerned that since I cannot tolerate the thyroid med, the ablation or... (4 replies)
... Hi there, I was in similar circumstances (ferritin <5). Diagnosed with Hashimoto's in October of this year after initial TSH back in July was 4.32 (started on .25 of Synthroid immediately per doctor), then in October when he reran TSH, he also checked antibodies and TPO and TgAB came back high. Cycle for me was not only heavy but extremely painful days 2-4. I had an... (4 replies)
... Abby, I think you have made some astute observations that have undoubtedly helped your son. There is so much still not known about hormone levels and psychiatric symptoms. I have had hallucinations and night terrors from thyroid hormone imbalance and people are very sensitive to very small increments in thyroid dose adjustment. The NAC is a good supplement and I would continue... (1 replies)
... My son (now age 13) was diagnosed with Hashimoto's about a year ago. At the time, he also started having severe pure-O OCD: very disturbing persistent intrusive thoughts.
He has been treated for the Hashi's with levothyroxine, but I kept thinking the dose wasn't high enough. I wanted his TSH under 3, but the endo was fine as long as it was under 5.5.
I have been pushing... (1 replies)
... I am currently very hypothyroid (symptoms) - I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's last year although my antibodies weren't very high (26) - My most recent labs were something like
Free T4 around 1.5
Total T3 - 68-72 (79 being the starting range for normal)
(the above is from memory which is terrible at the moment)
It seems like Im having a conversion issue .
My... (9 replies)
... Hello - I hope someone here has some wisdom for me. I am suffering horrible hypo thyroid symptoms. My TSH was last around 1.8, My free T4 around the mid range or a little lower and My total T3 at 73 (normal began at 79 i think) I've had this low T3 for many months now. The problem is that oral T3 gives me such anxiety, heart palps, etc - I went on a compounded T3 and was... (9 replies)
... Im aware that high antibodies usually point to Hashimoto but my TSH was low . ... (5 replies)
... Amazingly I have found a local holistic MD, who has actually a medical doctor. I wonder if the same could be true for you. Maybe start Googling "holistic medical doctor" and do a local search. You may get lucky! I haven't yet given up on my primary care doctor but when I do I will be heading to the holistic guy I found nearby.
I think Hashimoto's is genetic, so maybe... (5 replies)
... That's a really good idea! I'm not familiar with that test or that this would be common in Hashimoto's. I believe my maternal grandmother has that. I will check into that, thank you!
I've thought about going to a holistic doc. I've even checked into it and have had a difficult time going cause of the expense and if something isn't right they can't do anything medically, but... (5 replies)
... Many Symptoms, I wonder if going to a holistic MD would be worth a trip? I think they tend to look at the whole body instead of just the lab results. Is there one in your area?
Also have you had a TPO antibodies test? That might tell you if you have Hashimoto's, which is a state of pre-hypothyroidism wherein some people fluctuate between hyper and hypo symptoms for years... (5 replies)