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I am very tired and my muscles feel weak as well. Got hit by depression last week and it is not going away.

Stopped being on Gluten two months ago. My thryoid level tests came back normal although my thyroid is enlarged again. (Hashimoto)

I only have gluten sensitivity, not Celiac Disease.

The gluten symtoms went away, such as constipation and bloating.

However, now the rest of my body feels even worse than when I was on gluten.

Does anyone have an idea why this might be the case?

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Those are all Hashi symptoms. Are you on any thyroid meds? If so, perhaps you need them adjusted, since you have also had enlargment too...or perhaps you will need to take them if you aren't. I would start with the thyroid if you are sure you are 100% gluten-free. This article is good on Hashi's and people with normal levels--http://thyroid.about.com/cs/endocrinology/a/antibodies.htm There are other indicators used to monitor Hashi's..as I'm sure you know. My mom has it and has improved quite a bit on synthroid. It may just be an adjustment to the diet too. 2 months is not very long...so give it more time also. 2 wks ago--did you get glutened? Have you cked on products and medications as well as food? Either way, hope you feel better soon!

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I don't know about Hashimoto, but as Jen said, two months isn't long. In my case, I felt really great almost immediately after going gluten-free, then one month into it, went into a crashing depresion and felt run over by a truck. Went on a very low dose of an antidepressant, which I take only every two to three days, and now feel great.

Give yourself time as far as feeling better off gluten....this, too, shall pass.

Blessings-

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I am very tired and my muscles feel weak as well. Got hit by depression last week and it is not going away.

Stopped being on Gluten two months ago. My thryoid level tests came back normal although my thyroid is enlarged again. (Hashimoto)

I only have gluten sensitivity, not Celiac Disease...

hi

Have you considered supplementing zinc? I have just read a brilliant book (sadly out of print) by Ellen Grant (Sexual Chemistry..), who points out at many occasions the detrimental effects of zinc and magnesium deficiencies.

PS. My son is also gluten-sensitive (DQ1).

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I am very tired and my muscles feel weak as well. Got hit by depression last week and it is not going away.

Stopped being on Gluten two months ago. My thryoid level tests came back normal although my thyroid is enlarged again. (Hashimoto)

I only have gluten sensitivity, not Celiac Disease.

The gluten symtoms went away, such as constipation and bloating.

However, now the rest of my body feels even worse than when I was on gluten.

Does anyone have an idea why this might be the case?

Some patients (I am one) with Hashi's seem to do better on Synthroid or Armour, enough to get their TSH not just into the high end of the normal range but to the low end of that range. I found a doctor willing to be aggressive about treatment and felt much better almost immediately (my TSH never got over 3.0 even pre-treatment).

So maybe worth trying? I like the thyroid.about.com website's list of doctors.

-- Alexandra

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