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Stacy0w

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Diagnosed by blood test before Christmas (fun) and gluten-free free since then. At the time of diagnosis they also tested iron and thyroid and both were fine. I've had far less stomach issues since. I had bad horizontal ridges in my nails and they have grown out now. But I'm still tired and have almost no hair left at my temples. I'm taking a multivitamin and a D supplement. I have tried vitamin B supplements and have yet to find one that doesn't give me HORRIBLE cystic acne after a few weeks so I've waste money on those. I have Gluten-Free hair products and so I don't think that's the issue. Any other suggestions? I know it isn't the end of the world, but since I can't have a piece of my favorite deep dish pizza I'd like my hair to come back. It's getting depressing.

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Biotin is supposedly helpful.  I would have guessed your thyroid was involved... :(  I hope you figure it out..

I had my thyroid tested (not just t3) in December at the same time I was tested for celiac and it was fine. Is it fairly common for the thyroid to freak out with the gluten free diet switch? For whatever it's worth my mom has hashimotos. Grr. Guess I'll go get that tested once we get our insurance back (lost job). Maybe biotin won't be as rough on me as the b complex so I'll try that, too. It's all really frustrating.

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Your hair basically shows your health/nutrition status from three months prior*, so it can become worse even after switching to a gluten free diet. Now obviously you've been gluten free much longer than 3 months, but considering that it can take a while for the body to recover from coeliac damage and start correctly absorbing nutrients, perhaps your body just needs more time? Yay for the horizontal ridges (white marks too?) disappearing from your nails — you're on the right track. May you get fluffy regrowth soon. :)

*Source: my paediatric specialist when I was suffering from malnutrition as a teenager.

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