This bothers me when doctor`s keep diagnosing with Hashimoto`s Thyroiditis. I was diagnosed with it four years ago. The student doctor I was seeing at the time (she was amazing and caught the disorder) she said that Hashimoto`s is when the thyroid bounces between Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism and then eventually is Hypo. That took me about four months to become Hypo. Thats it. So as long as you`re taking synthroid or something for hypo you should level out to normal or maybe need to be upped. They say wait three months for the medication to work then do a blood test and then they`ll decide on your dosage. I think I went up 2-3x my first year and almost every year my medication goes up. I`ve gone up, I want to say 7x in the past 4 years. I would stick with your Endocrinologist. Doctors have to know a little bit of everything but an Endocrinologist just studies the hormones. Good luck!View Thread
I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism when I was 21 and had a nodule. After a biopsy the nodule was benign. Most of them turn out to be, as for her thyroid being enlarged it could be a side effect due to a disease, a goiter.
I realize you posted this 12 months ago and the issues hopefully and probably are resolved now. But I find the endocrine system fascinating and I am going to pretend to be smart and read off my school notes.
TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) stimulates the thyroid gland to produce T4 and T3 (which I happen to be low in).
The Parathyroid which I believe is behind the thyroid gland....anyways, the hormone helps increase the calcium levels. Calcium is very important in the body systems and so because the doctor mentioned her Parathyroid maybe shes not absorbing enough calcium or maybe too much.
I hope you`re not scared anymore and that your daughter is doing well, I thought I was young to have a thyroid disease, so I was surprised to hear your 11 year old could have one!View Thread