Just Want To Feel Better
Posted 15 September 2012 - 11:48 AM
For the leaky gut I am taking-
high quality fish oil
turmeric (just started)
aloe vera juice
muiltivite w/ iron
what am i missing? I think the autoimmune reaction from food leaking out of the gut is attacking my thyroid (at one point had a mis-diagnosis of hypothroid). My thyroid was a bit low but was not the cause - celiac is the cause of all this. should I be adding something for my thyroid?
Just want to feel better. I know I'm rambling but I can't talk about this stuff with people who don't understand and I know how good it feels when things are going well (didn't know what that felt liek until about a month ago). I was undiagnosed for many years.
Posted 15 September 2012 - 12:50 PM
Did you have a full thyroid work-up or just TSH, free T3 and T4, or maybe just TSH? Doctors are often reluctant to do full thyroid testing.
One thing you might add to your supplement regimen are some digestive enzymes to help break down your food. Celiac can negatively impact the ability of the pancreas to produce enough enzymes.
Hope you are feeling better soon and that you have learned the cross-contamination lesson
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Posted 15 September 2012 - 12:56 PM
Just a thought. Gives me nausea and makes me feel gross and exhausted. When my stomach settles down I start them back up.
Did they test you for Hashimotos? if you had a high tsh and are Hashis gluten-free may help but I doubt it will fix it, judging by others experiences (and mine). If your thyroid function has degraded to a certain point you need thyroid replacement. Hypothyroidism can cause extreme exhaustion, and it can be barely out of whack and give you terrible symptoms.
I've been glutened about 4 times since going gluten-free (that I know of). One time it set off an AI attack that lasted 2 months. I figured out (because my seasonal allergies got bad during this time) that antihistimines helped snuff down the ai attack. I took 1 children's Claritin every day, then every other day for a few months. It really helped. My ND wasn't thrilled with my solution but I weaned off them.
My other attacks have lasted a few weeks.
Btw blood work during that ai attack supported the ai attack theory. My TPO antibodies went up, tsh went sky high, crp elevated...I was a mess. Just had new blood work done and will find out results next week.
Probable Endometriosis, in remission from childbirth since 2002.
Hashimoto's DX 2005.
Gluten-Free since 6/2011.
DH (and therefore Celiac) dx from ND.
Responsive to iodine withdrawal for DH (see quote, above).
Genetic tests reveal half DQ2, half DQ8 - I'm a weird bird!
Posted 15 September 2012 - 03:06 PM
I tested french fries, then kissing a gluten eater, then products made on shared lines but with no gluten ingredients. Ugh to all of them. The reaction lasts weeks and it is hard to get out of bed and I can't wait to get back into it. I can't take all my vitamins either when healing. After a week or two I can.
I hope your reaction doesn't last long and you can stay gluten free.
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