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Hypothyroid & hypotonia link - 9 year old boy
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Hypothyroid & hypotonia link - 9 year old boy

I am worried sick having just been told that my son has hypothyroidism.  He was diagnosed by a neurologist who told me has low muscle tone (hypotonia) due to his floppiness - he ran blood tests which showed thyroid as abnormal (we have appt with endorcrinologist next monday) but he also has to go for MRI as neurologist said when he copied certain movements he had trouble, also trouble walking a straight line - in the past an occupational therapist diagnosed him as having mild hypermobility.  He does not seem to be getting better and while he is slightly above average academically, socially he seems left out.  Sometimes he seems so unfocused and spaced out and tires easily but does not display any other signs of hypothyroidism.  My question are,
1.  is there a link between hypothyroid & hypotonia, can both conditions be corrected by meds?
2.  He also has asthma.  will thyroid med interact with asthma meds?  
3.  Do I even have to give him the meds - is there alternative according to how far progressed hypothyroidism is?  
4.  Is there a link with hypothyroid and mental sharpness/focus?
5. What could have caused hypothyroidism in his case?
6.  What could happen if left untreated?
7.  for a boy his age 9 years old - what are side effects of hypothyroid meds, and could he handle them and perform well at school?

please help!
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