cameron has to start Thyroxine

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Debsbabe
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cameron has to start Thyroxine

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Got a letter from the hospital and they have said that camerons TSH is too high although his T3 - T4 counts are normal they have said to start him on thyroxine 5 - 10 mcg daily. I really dont know much about hypothyroisism so would appreccate any help in laymans terms preferably.

on a lighter note cameron is trying to crawl so is nearly there.

Love Debbie and Cameron xxxxx
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nvalleyvee
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cameron has to start Thyroxine

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They are putting him on 5-10 micrograms per day to correct a thyroid problem. I don't know anything about Camron but I suspect if he is young they are doing it as a growth hormone booster or to take his thyroid down a couple of notches. I am not in the med field so I don't really know except from family experience.
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Lon
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cameron has to start Thyroxine

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Debsbabe wrote: Got a letter from the hospital and they have said that camerons TSH is too high although his T3 - T4 counts are normal they have said to start him on thyroxine 5 - 10 mcg daily. I really dont know much about hypothyroisism so would appreccate any help in laymans terms preferably.

on a lighter note cameron is trying to crawl so is nearly there.

Love Debbie and Cameron xxxxx



I had my thyroid gland removed two years ago Debbie due to multiple toxic nodules (non-cancerous). I was somewhat hyper instead of hypo. I take 175 mcg daily and do just fine. Hypothyroidism could make Cameron sleepy more than normal and lathargic as well. Type in Hypothyroidism in any Search Engine and you will get lots of data, much of it in laymens terms. Hope Cameron responds well to the meds.
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mominiowa
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cameron has to start Thyroxine

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Good luck with that..my nephew has the same problem and also has Down Syndrome. I called my sister to ask if that was normal and she was not home..I will get back to you on that-- Her son is 8...Maybe she can get some info for you! He is a sweet boy!:-6


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Debsbabe
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cameron has to start Thyroxine

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well here goes

Tuesday i took Cameron to have his check up weight

etc... He has dropped down off the average line to just

below now but i cant work out why he weighs 19Ibs 5ozs

and measures 73cms my other son weight 10ibs more at the

same age! not sure what i can do to ensure it doesn't

drop any more (he isn't a very hungry baby)

anyway we had a right to do trying to get his thyroxine

the chemist wanted him to have the syrup but needed the

doctors say so first so i had to wait till Thurday for

his hospital appointment. The doctor has started him on

25mcg of thyroxine daily which is a very low dose

normally they start babies on at least 50mcg but

apparenlty his levels aren't that far off key so they

are going to see how he goes.

I also asked the doctor about his sickness after his

bottles. we changed him off of second milk because of

him being so sick on it and put him on follow on milk

but he is still sick so the doc gave us gaviscon infant

but he is still being sick although not as bad. not sure

what else to do! Any ideas?

so the doctor has given him the thyroxine but has

insisted that he should have the tablets but i dont have

a pill crusher (asked everwhere!) so have had to grind

it between to spoons which is difficult to know if you

have all the pill in the medicine syringe.

anyway he is definately on the verge of crawling and

actually sat himself up from tummy to bum the other day

(Most immpresive) sorry to go on and on.

Hope you are all doing well
Debsbabe
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cameron has to start Thyroxine

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Hi Robinsegg if you read this can you please e-mail me on the address i sent you before. i have been trying to reply but your messages are full.

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