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Member Since 26 May 2012
Offline Last Active Feb 12 2013 05:49 PM

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In Topic: Nope Not Me!

03 February 2013 - 06:42 PM

I don't know the ranges. It starts at .45 but the page cut off the end range. It didn't have a flag on it.


In Topic: Nope Not Me!

03 February 2013 - 03:08 PM

Beachbirdie is completely correct. I am almost positive that I've had thyroid issues for 15 years but the doctors would just check my TSH, which was a high normal or just above the range, and tell me I was normal.... I accepted that and didn't ask to see the specific lab results; that was a HUGE mistake on my part. My doctor finally "found" a thyroid problem when my TSH was triple the normal range, but my symptoms hadn't changed one iota from when my TSH was in the normal range... he would call it a coincidence. Sheesh. :rolleyes:

Those Free T4 and T3 labs should be in the upper half of the normal range, at about 65-80% of normal, so if the lab range was 0-10, you would ideally want to be at a 7. When my TSH was high, my Free T4 was at 10%, or in the above example it would have been a one... and I didn't feel very good.

Best wishes with it all. :)

Sorry i took a break from the forum for a bit...

My TSH was 2.28 and my Free T4 was .91

I spent a few days compiling all of my symptoms, organizing the patterns of highs and lows and went to the doc armed with my own "research". I figured that there had to be a reason for all of the things happening to me. They weren't just digestive but arthritic too and then there were the heart palps. He's running an ANA, RA, and Lupus panel as well as checking SED rate and another CBC.

In Topic: Nope Not Me!

24 January 2013 - 09:40 PM

(Hashimoto's) Thyroiditis can cause some of the symptoms you listed as your hormones swing from hyper to hypothyroidism. It could be worth checking out...beyond the food issues. :) ;)

Best wishes.

Thanks, I've had my thyroid checked and it was good, I've wondered about sjogren's because I've also been having swallowing, choking issues, but that could also be due to GERD...oh well...

In Topic: Iga Antibodies And Negative Test Results

17 November 2012 - 06:27 PM

Yes, low IgA antibodies can affect blood tests & skin biopsies. But the question is moot b/c you have been gluten free for quite some time now. Cindylou, nothing you do short of eating gluten for some time will give you any positive test results now ---- NOTHING.

DH can break out at any time EVEN though you have been eating gluten free for up to 2 years & EVEN longer --- some texts say up to 10 years.

I wasn't wondering so I could test again, I had an "ah ha" moment and was looking for clarification. My IgA test results were in the low normal range and my tests have all been negative but I know I react to gluten and have improved bloodwork as a result of gluten-free diet.

I'm not certain that the cyst type acne is DH but I suspect it is. I have scarring from previous bumps and they don't have any pigmentation. The other blister type (herpes looking) bumps are easy to identify as different from other skin problems, but these are similar to acne. I thought it was unusual and suspect that they all popped out at once. Of course I looked for a cause...

In Topic: Stress Response Or Accidental Glutening

31 October 2012 - 05:40 PM

Thanks for your replies. I have been diagnosed with IBS, but i think it was stress. It resolved itself rather quickly. If it were gluten related it typically lasts longer than this one did. I think the damage to the bowel makes it so super sensitive that every little thing creates a big problem!