Gluten Intolerance Question Please Help Im Confused Whats Happening
Posted 10 December 2012 - 06:09 PM
Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:34 PM
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Posted 11 December 2012 - 09:53 AM
It sounds like you have Hashimoto's Thyrioditis or Graves disease? Either one could cause symptoms like the racing heart, eyes feeling swollen. and other things you described. Graves is a condition where the thyroid puts out too much thyroid hormone and ramps up the body metabolism too much. Hashimoto's causes damage to the thyroid and can cause hyper-thyroid symptoms like graves, but it is usually intermittent with hypo-thyroid symptoms at times. Eventually the thyroid is destroyed and the person becomes hypo -thyroid all the time. Hashimoto's is an autoimmune disease like celiac is, and they are sometimes found together.
Try a search on Hashimoto's and you will find lots of thjreads here about it. Several people on the forum have it. They test for TPO antibodies to determine if you have Hashimoto's. I am not surprised to hear it causes thyroid reactions when you eat gluten. There does seem to be a pretty strong link to thyroid issues and gluten.
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Thyroid cyst and nodules, Lactose / casein intolerant. Diet positive, gene test pos, symptoms confirmed by Dr-head. My current bad list is: gluten, dairy, sulfites, coffee (the devil's brew), tea, Bug's Bunnies carrots, garbanzo beans of pain, soy- no joy, terrible turnips, tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, and hard work. have a good day! :-) Paul
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