My 13 year old daughter has been suffering with undiagnosed symptoms & is becoming increasingly worse. For a while had overactive thyroid but levels are now in normal range. Has severe headaches, body aches, nausea, slight abdominal pain, back aches, face becomes red hot with no measurable fever, pale skin, sweating, eyes are red and sensitive to light, no appetiite and weight loss, goes hypoglycaemic from time to time, sometimes finds it hard to breathe. All her thyroid levels are normal but very low TSH, low T$ and T3Free, high ferritin level, low complement c3 and c4 levels, low ALT liver function, low hemoglobin, low hemacrit, low hemoglobin, high iron binding capacity.
I would be so appreciative for any advice as we are suffering. Thank you
It is unusual to have both low TSH and low T4--I would ask for a referral to a Endocrinologist (hormone specialist) to screen for other hormonal disorders.. In my patients I would also think of Addisons diease, juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (a Rheumatologist may be able to help), porphyria, sarcoidosis, mental health disorders and various infections especially Lyme disease (here in North East). Start with these suggestions. I hope this helps. Keep advocating for your daughter!
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.