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My 5 year old son..Hashimoto's

From: Orendab33 - 4 years 4 weeks ago

I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's approximately 3 years ago after finally convinching my MD to order additional tests and an Ultrasound of my thyroid. My symptoms are under control and am feeling almost "normal" again.
However, now I am beginnig to notice similar symptoms in my 5yr old son and he even has an apparent bulge in his neck/thyroid area. His pediatrician did order a couple blood tests, which of course came back normal. I am now waiting to see him in September to go over my "concerns"..his doctors have been concerned with his weight in the past, but try to convince me that it is his diet. I follow a VERY healthy diet, due to my own struggle with the thyroid and we are active. Has anyone else had trouble convincing doctors that their children are sick and not just "obese"?

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