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born without a thyroid
My daughter was born without a thyroid. It never decended to the proper place and withered.  She has been on synthroid since 3 days old.  It was caught right away. She is now 7, and on 75 mg. Marley is @ 4'3" at 7. I have noticed that she has gained some weight this past year but don't know if its effects of thyroid or just being a kid. I was wondering too, she says that she sometimes just feels like crying. Again I don't know if it's just being a kid or thyroid effects. Does anyone have the same situation? Thanks for the imput. ***@****  


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Hi, my name is Lee, I was born without a thyroid. Am doing fine. am now 41 years old. Have to take the levothyroxine all my life.
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Maybe she should get her levels checked again because they can fluctuate, and she may need a higher dosage of Sythroid as she gets older. My doc told me that as I got older, I would probably need a higher dosage of sythroid. And he was right, I went from 50 to 75 to 88mcg. Usually people without enough thyroid hormone in their body will suffer from weight gain and depression. You should call her doctor.
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hey

I was born without a thyroid too im 19 yrs old..

When was the last time you had her levels checked? i know whenever my meds to low i start to gain weight like crazy...my appetite increases and I get all emotinal!! maybe thats all thats wrong! mentions those symptoms to her endocrinologist!
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