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Hashimoto's disease?

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  • Posted By: JLighter123
  • August 7, 2011
  • 05:25 PM

I'm a fifteen year old girl who has been told that she has abnormal thyroid issues through a blood test. I really wasn't told if i had hypo or hyper thyroid problems. I was told by my family doctor that I should just ignore it because it was part of "growing up". This is all happening at the beginning of this year. A few months after that, I did continue to go to the same doctor and was told the same thing (I had these different symptoms so I guess I went back for each because I didn't get told anything): ignore it. Every single day after that, I haven't actually felt like my old healthy self.

I feel nausea very often (almost everyday), I guess I'm constipated because I only go poo every so often (my doctor did do an x-ray on my stomach and told me it had a lot of poop, but that was a few months back), I feel really tired most of the time, Most of the time when I eat, my throat will feel like it's clogged and so I can't swallow, I'll feel cold all of the sudden when others are just fine, When I feel nervous or uncomfortable, I'll start to sweat all of the sudden and i feel nausea, I sometimes can't concentrate and get forgetful too, some other times I'll get really depressed and ask myself " why doesn't this happen to everyone else if it's part of growing up?!".

I did research and found out that you can switch between hypo and hyperthyroidism. I want to go to a doctor and tell him what I feel and to get a
blood test, to see why I feel this way and to get actual answers. But I'm too afraid to ask my parents. Plus, every other time I went to that family doctor, I would just get weird diagnostics like the poop and my stomach or that it's just stress.

Please, someone reply. I guess I want to do something soon because the school years starting soon and I don't wanna miss a lot of school like last year because of my thyroid.

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  • I'm a fifteen year old girl who has been told that she has abnormal thyroid issues through a blood test. I really wasn't told if i had hypo or hyper thyroid problems. I was told by mQy family doctor that I should just ignore it because it was part of "growing up". This is all happening at the beginning of this year. A few months after that, I did continue to go to the same doctor and was told the same thing (I had these different symptoms so I guess I went back for each because I didn't get told anything): ignore it. Every single day after that, I haven't actually felt like my old healthy self. I feel nausea very often (almost everyday), I guess I'm constipated because I only go poo every so often (my doctor did do an x-ray on my stomach and told me it had a lot of poop, but that was a few months back), I feel really tired most of the time, Most of the time when I eat, my throat will feel like it's clogged and so I can't swallow, I'll feel cold all of the sudden when others are just fine, When I feel nervous or uncomfortable, I'll start to sweat all of the sudden and i feel nausea, I sometimes can't concentrate and get forgetful too, some other times I'll get really depressed and ask myself " why doesn't this happen to everyone else if it's part of growing up?!". I did research and found out that you can switch between hypo and hyperthyroidism. I want to go to a doctor and tell him what I feel and to get a blood test, to see why I feel this way and to get actual answers. But I'm too afraid to ask my parents. Plus, every other time I went to that family doctor, I would just get weird diagnostics like the poop and my stomach or that it's just stress.Please, someone reply. I guess I want to do something soon because the school years starting soon and I don't wanna miss a lot of school like last year because of my thyroid.My mom has had a thyroid issue too before, but she said hers wasn't as bad as mine.
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  • Sad that your doctor has found something abnormal on your thyriod test and you are getting symptoms but he but isnt doing anything (bad doctor!!). Your parents should have you seeing a diffferent doctor (taking your abnormal results with you, you have a right to have copy of your test results if they are requested).
    taniaaust1 2267 Replies Flag this Response
  • I'm a fifteen year old girl who has been told that she has abnormal thyroid issues through a blood test. I really wasn't told if i had hypo or hyper thyroid problems. I was told by my family doctor that I should just ignore it because it was part of "growing up". This is all happening at the beginning of this year. A few months after that, I did continue to go to the same doctor and was told the same thing (I had these different symptoms so I guess I went back for each because I didn't get told anything): ignore it. Every single day after that, I haven't actually felt like my old healthy self. I feel nausea very often (almost everyday), I guess I'm constipated because I only go poo every so often (my doctor did do an x-ray on my stomach and told me it had a lot of poop, but that was a few months back), I feel really tired most of the time, Most of the time when I eat, my throat will feel like it's clogged and so I can't swallow, I'll feel cold all of the sudden when others are just fine, When I feel nervous or uncomfortable, I'll start to sweat all of the sudden and i feel nausea, I sometimes can't concentrate and get forgetful too, some other times I'll get really depressed and ask myself " why doesn't this happen to everyone else if it's part of growing up?!". I did research and found out that you can switch between hypo and hyperthyroidism. I want to go to a doctor and tell him what I feel and to get a blood test, to see why I feel this way and to get actual answers. But I'm too afraid to ask my parents. Plus, every other time I went to that family doctor, I would just get weird diagnostics like the poop and my stomach or that it's just stress.Please, someone reply. I guess I want to do something soon because the school years starting soon and I don't wanna miss a lot of school like last year because of my thyroid.------------------------------------------------------------------------What you've described sounds a lot like what I have been dealing with for years and years. I have Hypothyroidism which I inherited from my Dad who has a very mild case and takes an extremely low dosage of Levothyroxine (Thyroid Replacement med).Do NOT be afraid to ask your parents to get a second opinion. Yes, you are young and yes, you are going through "growing pains." But and that being said, you are a young woman and your age your Hormones are all over the map as it is. Corrective medication and a proper diagnosis without the B.S. your so-called Family Physician provided you, is urgent because and I say this from experience, this can be a debilitating condition.Proper medication and diagnosis are the only keys to your getting back to your healthy (young) self.Someone your age should not have to deal with this and I am surprised by what your MD told you.I urge you to please speak to your folks and implore them to be proactive in finding you the right Physician to treat your thyroid. It's the only way...Good luck to you in the upcoming school year and in your life overall.
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