Yes, he can get thyroid disease that young. My kids are a bit older, but my endo told me to get then tested.
Thanks Kitty. I knew you would know. He's supposed to go in next week to have blood work for the ADHD med he is on so I'm going to tell my daughter to have the doc test him for that too. Who knows - that could be his problem and not ADHD. I certainly hope he doesn't have it - no - I PRAY he doesn't have this.
Yes, get him tested early! I have read ADHD links to thyroid disease.
Your daughter may have to insist. My kid's ped would not order the tests, so my endo agreed to.
There also is a Ped Endocrinology formum here at MedHelp that may help .. at the top of the page.
Thank you all. I am going to tell my daughter to insist. I don't think our GP will have a problem with it. Actually she was the one who said "We need to keep an eye on him and test him." But, I didn't actually think when she said it that he could be so young and have it - the thought just never crossed my mind. NOW, since I have like I have ADHD some days, I started to think that maybe that is not the root cause of his problem.
ChitChatNine - Thank you. I am going to check out that page.