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Any insight on this problem would be appreciated. I was diagnosed with celiac disease in December. Around that time I had lost about 15 pounds. I have since gained the 15 lbs back and then some. Granted, I have been consuming more calories than I did prior to being fully symptomatic but my weight gain is inordinate to the number of calories I am consuming and the amount of exercise I do. I keep a food diary religiously so I understand my calorie intake. As far as my calories intake accuracy, I overstate my calories, if anything to be safe. I also work out everyday-at least 90 minutes of high impact aerobics daily and strength train 3 times a week. My calorie intake is analogous to maintaining my current weight, not losing weight but certainly not gaining weight.

I am wondering if I have a thyroid condition. I exhibit no other thyroid disorder related symptoms other than the weight gain. I have a high energy level and none of the other prototypical symptoms. I am going to have bloodwork done next week to rule it out, but was wondering if one can otherwise feel great and still have an underactive thyroid.

I am 47 and have absolutely no medical history prior to being diagnosed as having celiac disease in December. I also have not experienced any menopausal symptoms. I am very knowledgable about nutrition and all the pitfalls of our wonderfully processed and high calorie and high carb gluten-free food options so I don't think I'm getting sabatoged by those either. I use them sparingly.

Any thoughts on this.

Thank you.

Surfgolden

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Well, I'm sure it could be possible! I have low thyroid (hypothyroid) and Hashimoto disease. I know when mine gets low, I do gain weight, as well as tons of other symptoms. But since everyone is different, you may only notice the weight gain. I had no energy whatsoever, very dry skin, hair starting to fall out, freezing cold all the time, etc. Hopefully the blood work will help figure this out! Good luck...


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Any insight on this problem would be appreciated. I was diagnosed with celiac disease in December. Around that time I had lost about 15 pounds. I have since gained the 15 lbs back and then some. Granted, I have been consuming more calories than I did prior to being fully symptomatic but my weight gain is inordinate to the number of calories I am consuming and the amount of exercise I do. I keep a food diary religiously so I understand my calorie intake. As far as my calories intake accuracy, I overstate my calories, if anything to be safe. I also work out everyday-at least 90 minutes of high impact aerobics daily and strength train 3 times a week. My calorie intake is analogous to maintaining my current weight, not losing weight but certainly not gaining weight.

I am wondering if I have a thyroid condition. I exhibit no other thyroid disorder related symptoms other than the weight gain. I have a high energy level and none of the other prototypical symptoms. I am going to have bloodwork done next week to rule it out, but was wondering if one can otherwise feel great and still have an underactive thyroid.

I am 47 and have absolutely no medical history prior to being diagnosed as having celiac disease in December. I also have not experienced any menopausal symptoms. I am very knowledgable about nutrition and all the pitfalls of our wonderfully processed and high calorie and high carb gluten-free food options so I don't think I'm getting sabatoged by those either. I use them sparingly.

Any thoughts on this.

Thank you.

Surfgolden

Yes, you may very well have low thyroid without flaming symptoms but I would also add that your age is definitely a factor. Whether or not you are menopausal, your metabolism slows down some with each passing decade and sometimes it hits all at once. I also think people are somewhat surprised at how little you get to eat once you get older and you also have the added problem of recovery from Celiac.

I used to eat anything and everything I wanted before diagnosis and never weighed over 105 pounds. I am 2 1/2 years into recovery, with a diagnosis weight that was 98 pounds, and am now up to 114. I have had to re-adjust my eating so I won't go any higher. You sound like myself in that you track what you eat and understand calories, etc. but I still sometimes get a bit miffed at the difference in what I can consume without weight gain. In plain English, it sucks!

Make sure that your doctor does a FULL thyroid panel on you and not just a TSH. Many women walk around with subclinical low thyroid and it gets missed like a celiac disease diagnosis because doctors fail to be thorough. Because you have celiac disease, the thyroid antibody test is crucial because it will tell you whether a potential low thyroid has been caused by your Celiac.

Good luck!

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These are good test to have done besides and more important than the TSH

Free T4 and Free T3 (note the word


Diagnosed Eczema 1964 aged 16 but with what I know now from research am sure it was Dermatitis Herpetiformis

Diagnosed Irritable Bowel Syndrome 1969 at age 21 but had it from age of 12 many painful episodes over the years( was probably Coeliac all along)

Diagnosed Hashimoto's Disease/Hypothyroid November 1994

Low B12 November 2006

Low B12 (still!) July 2007 Docs are happy with results just above low end of normal..*sigh*....still need to resolve it

Gluten free since October 2006 after failing gluten challenge

Diagnosed Hiatus Hernia and Los Angeles Grade A reflux via endoscopy October 2007

Diagnosed with Coeliac Disease via same endoscopy / biopsy October 2007 (took them long enough!) despite being gluten-free damage still evident although had been taking iron tablets for iron deficiency without realizing they contained gluten. Subsequent blood tests show :Positive Anti-Gliadin IgA EIA antibodies, Positive Endomysial antibodies ,Positive tTG IgA antibodies of 300 ("normal" range 0-15)

Auto-immune disease goes back at least 5 generations in my family (and counting) Mainly Type 1 diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis.

Number 1 Son has Type 1 diabetes ..diagnosed March 2007 at age 31, number 2 son aged 24 is A/I disease free so far ,daughter has lichen planus ( similar to psoriasis) diagnosed 2003 at age 17 am now wondering if it is DH but with flippancy of the young she won't get any testing done

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