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Thyroid Resistant?

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My endo has long claimed I am "thyroid resistant" which apparently doesn't require medication, but makes my b/w come back odd. I don't even know wtf that particular diagnosis means. Do you? Could it be related to undiagnosed/untreated celiac?



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He may be referring to euthyroid sick syndrome:

There is a condition called euthyroid sick syndrome - it occurs when someone is sick - usually an inflammatory condition (like celiac, or viral illnesses like influenza, etc.) The TSH will be elevated and T4 levels low - during the illness and for a time afterward, or in an undiagnosed celiac, until gluten is eliminated. Then levels return to normal once the condition has passed or is treated. One of the reasons influenza can result in fatigue for several weeks afterward.

The term "sick euthyroid syndrome" refers to abnormalities in thyroid function that occur in patients with serious illness not caused by primary thyroid or pituitary dysfunction. The syndrome is very common and, in fact, may be found in up to 70% of hospitalized patients (1). Evidence suggests that these patients may not really be euthyroid, especially at the tissue level (2).

Abnormal thyroid hormone levels have been described in the presence of heart failure, chronic renal failure, liver disease, stress, starvation, surgery, trauma, infections, and autoimmune diseases, as well as with use of a number of drugs (table 1). It is not clear whether hormone changes reflect a protective response in the face of serious illness or a maladaptive process that needs to be corrected. However, thyroid function generally returns to normal when the nonthyroidal illness is resolved.


Also check out the thread at http://www.glutenfreeforum.com/index.php?showtopic=26590

Under Related Disorders and Research

Title of thread: Thryoid came back to normal after gluten free diet



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Bonnie, I would get a copy of my lab results and post to a few web forums to make sure this Endo knows what he is talking about. Do you feel Hypo ? How are you temps ? Hair, fatigue etc

Diagnosed May 2006 - Hashimotos Thyroid after being diagnosed in 1977 and told it didn't matter.

Diagnosed June 2006 with adrenal insufficiency.

Diagnosed June 2006 as Gluten Intolerant after I failed the Challenge Diet. Negative blood test.No biopsy.

Diagnosed June 2006 as B12 low. Needed weekly injections for a year.Still have them every 2 weeks.

Trialled Dairy Free Diet and reacted positively to that challenge in January 07.

News Flash! Coeliac Genetic Testing done April 08 . DQ2 Positive !

Diagnosed July 2010 FODMAP. Limits on Fructose, lactose, polyols, fructans. NO ONION! But I can have hard cheese, butter and cream again!!!

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