Slow or Stop Early Puberty?
I have a question to Ted and others who might know any remedy to stop or slow down early puberty. I like to hear if anyone has any comments on this. My daughter is 8 years old (turned 8 in mid-July) and diagnosed with precocious puberty. Her blood tests and bone x-ray done four months ago showed normal hormone levels and 8 months advanced bone age. Her doctor repeated the bone x-ray a week ago, this time the bone age came out 10 1/2. I am very worried because I heard that with the accelerated bone age, bone plates close early and child may not reach her potential height and might stay under 5 feet. She is tall to her age (in 97 percentile) and very skinny. I watch her diet very carefully, don't let her eat sugar, white flour and over processed foods. She eats mostly organic foods. Since I was very careful with what she ate, I was very shocked when I saw her breast buds appeared at the age of 6 1/2. Her physician says she is at stage 3 breast development. Other symptoms are pubic hair and growth spurts and underarm odor, no underarm hair yet. Now her doctor wants to do ovary simulation test with Luprolide to see if it is caused by her brain or ovaries. I read a lot lupron horror stories and very hesitant about it. I called a very good homeopathy doctor, he said he doesn't know any remedy for this. Today I took my daughter to TCM practitioner, she said there is stagnancy in liver and gave her herbal pills. I don't know much about TCM. I hope it will help to slow it down but meanwhile I am very worried and don't know if I am losing her valuable time because her bone age is increasing rapidly. After she was 3 - 4 years old, I noticed a few brown dots appearing on her hands, chest and face every year, these brown dots I always thought were caused by the vaccinations she had. Her hair also did not seem right to me. But each time when I brought these to her doctor's attention, he said she was healthy. I appreciate your comments and help. Great site. Thanks.