Thyroid in down syndrome

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Avatar n tn My son is 38, he has regular blood work done yearly with his checkups, but always within normal range, he is on cumadin for life now, had a necrotic bowel that required major surgery 6 years ago, and he developed clots, I do know that hypo thyroid is very comman , and if asthma runs in the family, that can happen also. All I can suggest is just to ne vigilent and keep your daughter as healthy as possible.
980017 tn?1248525131 hey hun i just found out i have this thyroid hormone resistant syndrome, only 1 in ever 50,000 people have it its really rare and not many doctors know what it is, you need to go to a specialist that knows what this is so he or she can test u for it.
Avatar f tn It sounds like your brother has an overactive thyroid- or he has been given the wrong doses for his slow thyroid. Our son has a slow thyroid and received the wrong doses- too much of it. He became agitated. He couldn't stop eating. He was eating as if he had gone without food for days. He was grumpy and in a really bad mood all the time. Lots of anger and he was never like that before. Have a full checkup done with blood samples to verify if it's something underlying going on.
Avatar n tn I recently had blood work done and my TSH came back a a level of 177 should be 4 or 5. My doctor said my thyroid shut down. Nine months ago he decreased my medication from .2 mg to .175 saying .2 was too much and now 9 months later the level is off the charts, he now has me taking .2mg 2x a day for 2 weeks then he will do blood test again. Are there any medical conditions that could have caused my thyroid to shut down? Any advise as to what i should do?
Avatar f tn and symptoms can't be thyroid related. Wrong. Your Free T4 result was in the very low end of its range, I am sure. Your T3 test appears to be Total T3, not Free T3. You should always make sure they test for Free T3 not Total T3. If your Free T3 is in the same position in the range as your Total T3, that is another indication of hypothyroidism. It appears your doctor was testing for the possibility of Hashi's, but both TPO ab and TG ab should have been tested.
5386835 tn?1368544415 html As for symptom relief, that tends to lag behind changes in blood levels of thyroid hormones, and is also dependent on severity and length of time you have been suffering with hypo symptoms. It also depends somewhat on the current levels of your biologically active thyroid hormones, Free T3 and Free T4 (not the same as Total T3 and T4), and what amount of thyroid med will ultimately be required to increase your Free T3 level enough to relieve symptoms.
Avatar n tn Although rare, it does tend to occur more often in people with Down syndrome. It is believed that AA is an autoimmune reaction where the body attacks its own hair follicles. A person with AA usually develops bald patches although generalized thinning or complete baldness may also occur. In most cases, children with AA may have a few small patches that disappear without treatment within one year.
1770280 tn?1314588560 I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia Syndrome back in the mid 1990's and was given amitriptyline for it a few years later. I went on a vitamin and supplement regimen which kept the pain to a tolerable level for four or five years. Then I started with Elavil/amitrip for about five years before that wasn't working too well and I was placed on Effexor XR. NOT a good drug.
Avatar m tn My 17 year old down syndrome nephew, cannot talk but very expressive and can understand if told anything. Of late he has become very agressive, hitting his mother, pulling her down by her hair, scratching her when he gets into his agressive mood. He was going to a mentally challenged school,due to over age has been at home. He is left with their neighbour when his mother goes to work. What could be the reason of this change in behavour or becoming aggressive.
Avatar n tn My 7 year old son has Down syndrome. He is a joy to be with. He does have impulsive behavior. His behavior isn't always impulsive, but when he is, he is uncontrollable. Has anyone had any success in diet or natural medicines to help with impulsive behavior? An MD prescribed risperdal for him, but we don't feel comfortable giving an antipsychotic med to a 7 yr. old.
Avatar n tn Trying to determine if my symptoms are related to an autoimmune syndrome. (Vitiligo, recurrent mouth ulcers, eye floaters, and hypothyroidism. Does anyone have this combination of symptoms? Could possibly the floaters and the mouth ulcers be unrelated?
Avatar n tn I have a few patients with Down Syndrome who are hyperthyroid, ,and a bunch more hypothyroid. It is possible, both in the same child. They are prone to autoimmune diseases and thyroid disease is very common.
Avatar f tn Okay, being that the can of worms are already open: I having been following this thread from the beginning and felt that I had to research it for myself. Because I am an advocate of a person's well being like everyone here is I felt I had to chime in because of info that I found on this debate.
Avatar m tn I was a healthy man at that point and again in great health. In Jan. of this year I went on a diet and lost 32 lbs in a month. I feel great and look great. I recently started to have afib and tach-brady stuff 3 weeks ago. If I can't catch my breathe from afib. I feel dizzy and lightheaded and faint from low heart rate. I've been placed in CCU 3 times in the last 3 weeks. I've met with numerous doctors and still know answers.
497348 tn?1283439666 I personally think you should look into the thyroid issues as the culprit. Thyroid abnormalities mimic anxiety in a HUGE way. Especially b/c I believe I read in your other thread that you d/c'ed the synthroid abruptly? To me, that seems like a huge red flag with your symptoms. Not to say that SS is impossible, but honestly, with what you were taking, it is HIGHLY unlikely in my opinion.
1475492 tn?1332887767 I will to my doctor and specifically asked about Bell's Palsy and/or thyroid issues because I have had asymmetry in my eyes since all this damn stuff started. My right eye appears suckin in and there seems to be a darkness around my skin. It feels different almost numb too. That is also the eye that has pain, headaches and has significant acuity change. I am SO glad I found this place! I did place these symptoms on my medical timeline and I took pictures!!
Avatar f tn They have involuntary actions (spasm) sometimes during the day, but mostly at night. I need to take prescription neurontin to calm down the muscles in order to sleep. The tight muscles limit ranges of motion and they bring out that sore feeling. I believe my potassium and sodium were checked and nothing was sticking out. I tried to go back to a 'nornal' diet with fruit, veggie, whole grain like brown rice/beans, meat/fish/soy, but it did not help much.
Avatar n tn This is really getting me down and I think that is only adding to the frequency of the attacks. I had a couple of attacks in front of people and now I worry when in company that it will happen again. I also have really bad sinus and am waiting results of xrays I am also booked for an MRI. The trouble is I can't seem to believe the diagnosis, and i think this is hampering me in coping with this, I feel that the attacks were so severe, that it could hardly be something so simple.
Avatar n tn I myself work in the medical field and in drug development research and I know a fair amount of things about all of these tests, yet I still immediately am treated like an ignorant child. I really feel like I know what the problem is: tachybradycardia, yet everyone keeps saying it is something else. All of these other doctors are trying so hard to give me medications that will help syndromes that I do not have, and I refuse to take any of them until my real diagnosis is finalized.
Avatar f tn I saw him again last week and he is going to refer me for a triple phase ct scan of my abdomen and am having bloods taken in the morning for hormone levels in the gut. This is for the carcinoid syndrome I think. From what you have said about cushings I think it's worth asking them to repeat the cortisol tests again now, as like you say, it fits all of the symptoms that I have got.
4879247 tn?1360530633 I can't let him on the sofa by himself because he will fall if he gets too close to the edge if the edge is on his left, or walking down the little steps I purchased to make it easier for him to get up and down from the sofa because he lists to the left and has fallen twice in the same day this week. I'm sure that's more info than anyone really needs but he's everything to me! With all that said, my husband was recently laid off and took the first job he found and it barely covers the mortgage.
Avatar f tn and i have been told i have antibodies in my thyroid ( whatever that means? ) and i know that diabetes , thyroid and insulin problems are all related to my condition ....... the right side of my face keeps on flaring up and its soo hot i actually work my self into a state as it gets so hot yet the other side is fine? shall i put it down to my condition or should i seek mediacal advice?
1285110 tn?1420150978 My son is 25 years old and has Downs Syndrome and Autism and has been very poorly the last couple of weeks. He has had a week in hospital and discharged with constipation and gas in his abdomen and bowel.... dr was dismissive. Saw our own dr the same day who apologised for the hospital and said his symptoms SCREAMED thyroid problems and he didnt understand why they did multiple blood works but didnt do a thyroid investigation.
Avatar n tn I just learned about Cushing's 6 weeks ago when a local lady came down with it.
Avatar m tn Hi there, In nephritic syndrome there will be generalized edema and presence of proteins in urine. As you mentioned your test results are normal you should stop worrying about nephrotic syndrome. Swelling in hands and feet can be due to many causes like kidney infections, anemia, heart disease, thyroid problems etc.Discuss your concerns with your doctor. It is best to correlate test results with clinical findings. This is merely an advice and not a substitute for clinical examination.
Avatar n tn After being treated for an enlarged thyroid for several years, I am having a TT in a couple weeks. I have a large MNG that has been unresponsive to Synthroid, Hashi's, and a family history of papillary cancer. My FNA came back as a follicular lesion and my both lobes showed increased vascularity on the last US--but I'm not sure what the increase vascularity means. I have complained about a fullness in my throat and coughing after eating.
Cat I have not experienced a migraine since going back on the Armour. I am fully aware that Armour makes it harder to keep the thyroid in check. However, it beats spending so much of my life in horrendous pain, vomiting, missing out on work and life.) More on restless legs: Not just ANY form of magnesium will keep the nocturnal myoclonus/restless legs in check.
Avatar n tn htm If your body temperature seems to always be low, this may be due to subclinical thyroid problems. Look for information about Wilson's Temperature Syndrome. For the muscle contractions, you can try supplementing with magnesium glycinate or taurinate, which are better absorbed in the intestines than mag oxide. Source Naturals "Ultra Mag" is a good example. Also, eating several ounces of almonds per day is helpful, as almonds are high in magnesium.
Avatar n tn I also have high levels of antithyroid globulin and antithyroid peroxidise which is in keeping with Hashimotos BUT thyroid ultrasound showed multiple small cysts which is in keeping with subacute thyroiditis