Hypothyroidism

Amanda - posted on 04/28/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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My daughter is now 1. she was Premature and has Hypothyroidism, We have stopped her medication (Thyroxine) for 6 weeks to see if the thyroid will produce on it's own. can anyone tell me have you been or are you in the same situation and how did it work out for you?

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Samiaben - posted on 05/16/2014

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Hi. My son was diagnosed at birth. He is now 3.5 years old and still takes levothyroxin (also at first the generic one). Thanks God he don't have any major problems. He is active , smart , tall boy. But like you I would also like to know who else have been or have the same problems. I don't know if he ever will stop the meds??? it's frustrating. Does anybody knows?

Kerri - posted on 04/28/2009

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Dont stop the meds all in one go its dangerous to the body....i take thyroxine and had to be gradualy increased to my dosage over 6 months.

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My brother is in medical textbooks because he was hypothyroid back in the early 80's. He's on medication until this day and needs it for the rest of his life. Did the Dr. recommend stopping the medication?

My dad was a bodybuilder and raised my brother on protein powder in his bottles. He was diagnosed at 8 months (he was still infantile at 8 months) with no thyroid at all and my parents were told to prepare themselves because he would never be able to care for himself and would have severe needs for the rest of his life. Long story short, my dad's nutritional knowledge pushed him to supplement my brother's diet with concentrated protein - and, in conjunction with the medication, my brother is now fully functioning :) (Thank you Jesus!)

Anyway, talk to you Dr. about supplementing her diet with protein powder (you pick it up at vitamin shops). You simply mix it into juice or water or whatever and it will provide extra building blocks (especially all the essential amino acids) for her little body to work with :)

Nikki - posted on 04/28/2009

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i was born without a thyroid so i've had no choice i've got to take thyroxine for my whole life and have regular checkups even more so when i'm pregnant because the levels of thyroxine were needed to be increased. it has affected a few aspects of my life but i can still lead a normal happy one. if you are not happy or something is bothering you about your daughter speak up until you are happy but she will be fine .

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I've had hypthyroidism since I was about 12 have to take the medication everyday. When I was younger it used to vary alot and they were always changing the dose, but now its pretty stable.

Krista - posted on 04/28/2009

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Hi. I have hypothyroidism myself (diagnosed in my early 30s). I take thyroxine everyday and was told the thyroid won't produce enough on its own. This was particularly important when I was pregnant and had to really monitor my levels. Suggest you consult closely with your paediatrician as the levels in babies need to be kept up.

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