Hi- My 12 year old daughter has been recently been diagnosed with hypothyroidism. She is on the petite side, very thin and extremely active in many sports. They had a local health fair in my town and she had a blood test done. First her TSH level was 27, then 2 weeks later it was 12.8 and 4 weeks after original blood test TSH level was 8.8. At least the levels are coming down. I took her to an adult endocrinologist and was given the prescription for synthroid. I have not put her on the medication yet. Her bone age x ray showed her being 9 months behind. I have changed her diet (no more broccoli type foods), given her different vitamins (I took her to a nutritionist) and tried to lower her after school activities. She will have another blood test this week to see her levels. She has been a bit tired, emotional and has puffy eyes every morning. A lot of 7th grade preteen girls her age are a bit emotional so I am trying to put this in perspective. My daughter is a very good student, a competitive athlete, ballerina, hockey player and flyer for the cheerleading team. She has been having a bit a problems with math, which is normally her best subject. I have not been able to see a pediatric endocrinologist. The endocrinologist is consulting with the pediatric one 7 hours away. There are not pediatric doctors in the 6 hour radius of where I live. I am a bit overwhelmed because of the reading material I have read on the internet. I am very worried for her future. Is she going to be a heavy set woman? Is she always going to have to worry about her weight and getting pregnant? I live in a rural community and I don't know of anyone's child having this problem. I wish I had someone to talk to because I am so worried. I could not find a pediatric support group on the internet, but I am sure there is one. Thanks for your help.