Just found out my son has abnormal thyroid function.

Jennifer - posted on 03/11/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Hi everyone, My son is 6 yrs old and is bipolar. He has been having a lot of trouble at school and outbursts on a daily basis. Today we found out he has abnormal functioning thyroid. I am suspecting based on research that he has hyperthyroidism. They are starting him on a new medication for thyroid. Does anyone have knowledge of thyroid meds and what they do to help?

In my research I found that this could be causing some of his outbursts at school.

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Karen - posted on 04/07/2011

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Hi Jennifer. My son has hypo pituritism. which the pituitary gland does not make the thyroid hormone. you say your son is hyper thyroidism. that is too much thyroid right ? Is he growing too fast ? what other problems does he have. My son has ONH blindness and on thyroid meds called Eltroxin .it replaces the hormone he does not make normally. The thyroid regulates your metabolism and keeps your body balanced. A sluggish thyroid will be an overweight child ,(like my son was) and a over producing thyroid will be a thin child and active . my email is karenkzn@telkomsa.net
chat soon ok.
karen

Tina - posted on 04/06/2011

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I just found out less then 30 days ago that my now 18 yr old son has hyperthyriodism and diabetes. This is something that wasn't there back in Nov when they did the same test. I know that his motablisim isn't right with this and it's helping or not helping with the diabetes. They started him on oral meds for both last month and I go back on the 13th to see if he has to start getting insulin injections for the diabetes. Also doesn't help that both my husband and I are both diabetics

Donna - posted on 04/04/2011

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In thyroid disorders, you can see behavior problems, not only in children but also adults. And that goes for both hyper and hypo thyroid patients! I myself have a underactive (hypo) thyroid and so do two of my young daughters ages 8 and 13. And I can tell you first hand that it can cause depression, attention problems, anxiety concerns...until the medication is at a correct dose and then the symptoms will diminish. If you ever want to talk please feel free to email me.

Iridescent - posted on 03/12/2011

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Speak with the doctor. If they are starting him on medications, he does not have hyperthyroidism and it does not explain his outbursts. There is no medication treatment for hyperthyroidism, only coping if it's mild and destruction via a very closely supervised medication or surgical removal if it's severe.

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