First a bit of family history. I am 52 and have hypothyroid and b-12 deficiency. My son, who is 20, has Graves Disease. My daugter who is 18 as Type 1 Diabetes.
My 15 year old daughter has been ill, I took her to the Pediatrician a couple of weeks ago. They did bloodwork and we were told that her TSH and T4 were low. TSH = .44 and T4= .8. Also, her ANA was positive. They sent us to an Endocrinologist.
I took her to the Endo.this past week who called tonight and said that she has a combination of Graves Disease and Hashimotos. She had taken blood this past week and said that now her thyroid bloodwork was all in range, her TSH was 1.22, she didn't tell me the other numbers. She said that the antibodies were cancelling each other out, but that they fluctuate. She said that she does not need any treatment at this time but to come back in 2 months.
I guess my question is, how can you have Graves Disease and Hashimotos at the same time? I can't find anything about this, and am wondering if there is a name for it. Sounds to me like she just has a normal thyroid.
Please, if you have any information to share with me, or know where I can read about it online, I would greatly appreciate it.
a confused mother