I guess I should be happy, a little over two years ago, before I went gluten free, my thyroid antibodies were high. They never did anything about it at the time, however, I was having some symptoms I thought could be related to hypothyroid. They checked the antibodies again, and the are within normal range. I am still having problems that I would like to figure out, but maybe being gluten free for two years has helped stop me going into hypothyroid! Thanks for listening
I've been gluten free since celiac disease dx in 1994. After years of hypthyroid symptoms I was finally dx'd w/ Hashimoto's hypothyroidism in 2009. My first TPOab (antibodies) were at the top of the normal range. 2 years later they are low normal. I agree that avoiding gluten helps eliminate the antibodies. However if you had hypothyroid symptoms for years before diagnosis (and going gluten free) you may have sustained enough damage to your thyroid gland that you will need thyroid supplements. I feel soooo much better with an effective dose of thyroid supplement. No more low blood pressure, low body temperature, fatigue, constipation and lousy fingernails.