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My 14 year old daughter has been diagnosed with hypothyroidism. It is classed as a serious chronic illness and has to be treated with medication, daily, for life. She is very positive and cheerful and I am very proud of her.
My issue is with school. Most of her teachers have no idea of how serious this condition can be, and sadly, my daughter has got used to the rolling of eyes when she complains of feeling cold, tired, unable to concentrate, feels hyper, etc etc, the symptoms are endless.
She has to take her medication when she wakes up on an empty stomach, and should eat between 30 - 60 minutes later, which often means that she has to eat in form time.
She has been told today, that she will have to leave the form room to eat alone, as her peers would wonder why they can't eat too!!!!!
Is it just me, or should teenagers see that rules can be broken when necessary, and that they can learn to understand that although someone can look OK, they are suffering on a daily basis.
I would love to know what you think,
Thank you for reading
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