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#1 txplowgirl

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 12:44 PM

What does an endo test for specifically? I'm still having fatigue problems and was wondering. My mother suggested I find 1.
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Soy free, MSG free, mostly Dairy free. Endoscopy shows blunted Villi which dr states as gluten sensitivity, so goin back to being gluten free


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Posted 25 June 2011 - 01:46 PM

Among other things, they specialize glandular function, such as thyroid activity. Endocrinologists also treat diabetes.
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Posted 25 June 2011 - 02:30 PM

Not a bad idea to have your thyroid antibodies and thyroid stimulating hormones and free T3 and T4 levels tested and mention your glucose issues to him/her. A good endo will know the relationship between celiac and thyroid disorders. They also treat adrenal disorders. When my thyroid was "misbehaving" pre-gluten-free, I was exhausted. It's stable now and I am not dragging myself around all day. Not running any road races yet, :) but not sleep-walking either :)
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Posted 25 June 2011 - 02:52 PM

thanks everyone,
I know I don't have diabetes because I keep check with a monitor. I have to because i'm hypoglycemic. I have a problem when I get below 55. Not good at all. I have had fatigue since I was child and going gluten free has helped some but not a lot. I have started taking some things for the adrenals, and perimenopausal symptoms and that has helped a little but no where near where I would like.
I have several family members who have thyroid problems, some with Lupus, some with cancer, and the list goes on.
I just wish I could figure this out. I can be tired and then there is this tiredness I get that is just downright debilitating. The only way I can describe it is like turning a water faucet on. I mean I can be ok then all of a sudden I can feel like the energy is draining out of me. I have to lay down when that happens.
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Lupus, Connective Tissue Disease with Fibro type symptoms, Anemia, Anxiety, Depression, RA, Rynauds Syndrome, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Erosive Gastritis, Osteoporosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Scoliosis, Bulging discs in lower back and neck, Pinched Nerves.

 

Soy free, MSG free, mostly Dairy free. Endoscopy shows blunted Villi which dr states as gluten sensitivity, so goin back to being gluten free


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Posted 25 June 2011 - 03:17 PM

My new endocrinologist on my first visit tested my thyroid function ( I have hypothyroidism) but also tested for Lupus,rheumatoid arthritis, hashimoto thyoiditis,graves disease, diabetics,and renal function among others.


The kind of tiredness you are describing happens for me when my thyroid is off. I agree with your mom, a visit to an endocrinologist may be a good idea
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numerous additional intolerances,, i.e. If it tries to kill me I do not eat it .
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Gilbert's Syndrome , confirmed by gene testing


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Posted 26 June 2011 - 03:45 PM

It's worth a shot, especially if you have insurance.

If the endo doesn't come up with anything, have you been to an allergist? That helped me, but not everyone belives in the science behind it.

Good luck, I wish you well. :)
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As of 2/12, tolerating dairy, corn, legumes and some soy, but I limit soy to tamari sauce or modest soy additives. Won't ever try quinoa again!

Discoid Lupus from skin biopsy 2011, discovered 2/12 when picking up medical records. Systemic Lupus Dx 6/12. Shingles 10/12.


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