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Puberty Suppression Therapy

Posted by on Jul. 24, 2013 at 12:29 PM
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Has anyone ever dealt with it for little girls?

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TigerofMu
by Sonja on Jul. 25, 2013 at 11:19 AM
I have never heard of that!
letstalk747
by on Aug. 9, 2013 at 11:17 PM

no ,why and how ?

Amanda52007
by on Aug. 10, 2013 at 7:25 PM

Well, my daughter has Graves Disease and hyperthryoidism reversed (she was 5 when we had her thyroid destroy via radioactive iodine pill). She is 9.5 and starting to show signs of early onset puberty. Her specialist is wanting her to go thru the puberty suppression therapy (a shot every 28 days for 6 months, then a shot every 3 months for a year) to avoid puberty at her age. He feels like it would be dangerous and unhealthy for her to go into it this fast, not knowing how her body is going to react to the hormones, given she doesn't have a thyroid. 

As a mom, I want to do what's best for her, in her circumstances...but the shots scare the crap out of me! 

Quoting letstalk747:

no ,why and how ?


ardiaxe
by Member on Aug. 11, 2013 at 4:07 AM
Many girls start going through puberty at 9.5, I wouldn't consider it early onset. Can you get other opinions? I would be cautious about the injections too. Breast buds and the beginning growth of pubic hair is typical for this age in many girls. I'm not an Endocrinologist, but I am a pediatric RN and it seems a bit extreme to me.
Amanda52007
by on Aug. 11, 2013 at 9:28 AM
It's not the fact that she's going thru it, he's not wanting her to go into it rapidly, with all her medical issues. He has expressed his worry for how her body will handle the changes, when she can't deal with sudden hormonal influxes.

I'll be honest, I'm finding it difficult to explain everything he said.


Quoting ardiaxe:

Many girls start going through puberty at 9.5, I wouldn't consider it early onset. Can you get other opinions? I would be cautious about the injections too. Breast buds and the beginning growth of pubic hair is typical for this age in many girls. I'm not an Endocrinologist, but I am a pediatric RN and it seems a bit extreme to me.
letstalk747
by on Aug. 13, 2013 at 12:40 AM

wow , this is really rough , i dont even know what to say but REALLY investigate this as im sure you are

Quoting Amanda52007:

Well, my daughter has Graves Disease and hyperthryoidism reversed (she was 5 when we had her thyroid destroy via radioactive iodine pill). She is 9.5 and starting to show signs of early onset puberty. Her specialist is wanting her to go thru the puberty suppression therapy (a shot every 28 days for 6 months, then a shot every 3 months for a year) to avoid puberty at her age. He feels like it would be dangerous and unhealthy for her to go into it this fast, not knowing how her body is going to react to the hormones, given she doesn't have a thyroid. 

As a mom, I want to do what's best for her, in her circumstances...but the shots scare the crap out of me! 

Quoting letstalk747:

no ,why and how ?



wickedstepjenn
by on Aug. 14, 2013 at 11:35 PM
I would be scared too.. my sd just started her period two days ago. Shes 10.8 yrs. She has no med problems tho. My birth son has Cushings or had. His pituitary glad was destroyed at age 14. He has to take shots every week for the rest of his life of testosterone. We aren't sure if he will be able to have children. Hes 22 and still growing.

I know its not exactly the same but Im just saying I know the worry. We read A LOT and asked a lot thays all you can do. Try to see if there's other options etc.
new_mom808
by Andrea on Sep. 4, 2013 at 8:50 PM

 I would get a second opinion, not that the first is necessarily wrong, but a second may offer a second, professional, perspective. Then research, research, research, and go back to the doc with your questions/concerns.

lyranightshade
by on Sep. 4, 2013 at 8:54 PM
What does your daughter have to a say about it?
Fields456
by Member on Sep. 4, 2013 at 8:57 PM


This.     Also why did y'all deode to kill her thyroid at such a young age?

Quoting new_mom808:

 I would get a second opinion, not that the first is necessarily wrong, but a second may offer a second, professional, perspective. Then research, research, research, and go back to the doc with your questions/concerns.



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