Let me start off by giving a little background on myself. I am 27 years old and was diagnosed with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis back in 2006. Since my diagnosis I have taken different doses of levothyroxin and everything seems to be under control except for my anti-TPo antibodies which are very high.
Now fast forward to the present.... I've recently noticed that my eyebrows have started really thinning out so the obvious first thought is my thyroid, but once again everything seems to be in decent shape. The only lab work out of range that is concerning to me was my Ferritin, it was a 10!! I should add that I work in a laboratory so I have tests at my fingertips when I'm there so a day later I check it again and its down to 8! Why all of a sudden am I in the beginning stages of Iron deficiency anemia!? I say beginning stages because my hemoglobin has not dropped below normal as of yet. My Vitamin D was also low for the first time ever but with the winter we had it wasn't as alarming to me and also my Vitamin B12 was to the lower end of the range. So I started googling.....google such a great tool but also frustrating at times!! I started seeing that there is a possible link between people with Hashimoto's and Celiac disease... It made sense to me!! I could possibly have both and this is why I'm not absorbing the right nutrition. We ran some celiac tests such as tissue transglutaminase IgG/IgA as well as Gliadin IgG/IgA, everything came back normal except Gliagin IgG, Mine was 3.59 IV and the range is greater than or equal to 1.1 for positive.
My primary physician said that this could be a false positive and that I should see a GI doc because the only way to truly confirm a celiac diagnosis is to do a biopsy... which is fine.. I can't get an appointment with the GI until June though so I'm just a little inpatient and I guess I just want to see if anyone else has had a similar situation?