I didn't know that some of the thyroid meds have gluten although it seems that Synthroid has sugar in them. I'll keep that in mind.
When I was on Synthroid only, I didn't do as well and felt much better when we added the Armour (NDT) so I don't think I would try going without that at this point. I recently found an article on how most doctors don't know that NDT should be prescribed twice a day (breakfast and dinner) rather than once. I guess prescribing it twice a day eliminates the problem I had of my t4 being too low with just the NDT while my t3 was in a good range. That's why we added the Synthroid based on my labs.
I now plan to find someone who will work with me and do the 2x a day thing and hopefully I can get off the Synthroid completely. It's quite expensive anyhow. I would not be without NDT though. I have seen such an improvement on it in the past and after trying going back to just Synthroid, I noticed I never felt THAT good on it.
Regarding the diagnosis, I'll keep that in mind but since I've been trying to go gluten-free for the past week for over a week now I know that the test results would be affected so I may just wait and see what happens and then if I go back to gluten, I'll decide what to do at that point. I wish I would have thought to get tested the last time I went to my PA.