Hi. I am new and have a few questions. My oldest son just turned 8 this week, and I took him to the doctors for his checkup. One of my concerns for the ped. was his weight. I could tell he was gaining a lot of weight. She told me since May he had gained 17 pounds. She wanted to do bloodwork for D and check his thyroid. I have Hasimotos and Hypothyroidism, but didn't think it was too common in boys. Ped. said it wasn't very common in boys, but it does exist. Is weight gain a symptom of D? He also gets headaches about once or twice a month, which I forgot to mention to the doctor. Several times a week he tells me he gets a spiky feeling in his stomach, but it passes within a few minutes. OVer the last year, his dispostion has changed. He was always this sweet, boy who never backtalked, etc. Now he has a mouth on him. He also has asthma.
At the drs. they tried to draw blood, but couldn't get any veins. THey had him fast and come back the next morning. They still had a hard time drawing blood, and couldn't get as much as they needed. They said they had enough to test his thyroid and to run some other tests. They told me that if the results were good, then they wouldn't have to run any more tests. If they came back as an issue, they would have to bring him back to for more tests. The lab tech said they would have the results MOnday, but they are only there 1/2 a day due to New Years. Our ped. won't even be in on MOn. and won't be able to call me until Wed. The lab tech. said she would call on Mon if she got the results back before they closed.
Do you think any of this sounds like he may have D?
BTW my mom has type 2 and 2 or 3 of my grandparents had it as well.