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TSH levels in toddlers?

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August 19th, 2010, 11:15 PM
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So, my 2-yr-old daughter is having some symptoms that could be related to an underactive thyroid (weight gain, low energy, chronic constipation). I asked her pedi, who tested her, and her TSH is 1.53. Do you think this is a good number? The reason I ask is that I know there are differing opinions out there in the medical world, and according to my HMO, that number is just fine. But, they thought my TSH of 3.0 was just fine as well, even though my hair was falling out in clumps and I could barely remember my own name. My new endocrinologist wants my TSH to remain around 0.2. I haven't asked her about my daughter yet, but will soon. Thanks ladies! I was just curious if anyone has any experience with this.

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August 25th, 2010, 07:17 PM
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No experience here but that number itself sounds fine. The current normal range is 0.3-3.0. It would be so hard to treat a toddler IMO. You def don't want to overdose them being that small & she probably wouldn't be able to describe heart palpitations to you but the symptoms might be saying to try just a little bit of something. Everyone is different. 1.53 to HER could be hypo & to me it's fine, kwim. Like I said though, I don't really have any experience & she IS in normal range. Have you tested her free's???

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August 31st, 2010, 08:57 AM
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I ditto Amanda. I wouldn't treat it. Have you had her blood sugar levels tested?
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