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Can Celiac Lead To Thyroid Damage

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Helllloo All... I have been diagnosed with Hyperthyroidism. I am meds to control that. I have lost 10 to 15 lbs in the last 3 months. I started at .05 mg of Thyroid meds. now I have a script for .075 mg. Has anyone else experienced this issue. (FYI I am not eating all the wheat and "bad" foods for my body as I use to)

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There is at least a 10% correlation between Celiac Disease and auto-immune thyroid disease.

Grave's Disease / hyperthyroid

Hashimoto's (after a time of flip flopping between hyper/hypo from the immune systems attack on the thyroid) hypothyroid

IMOAre the most common on this forum. IMO

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Well, hypothyroid has been linked to Celiac, but an overactive thyroid may be another matter. I don't recall seeing anything about that, but a Google search should help on that.

However, are we sure that the thyroid is indeed overactive, or is that an assumption due to the weight loss? There is a known link between weight loss and Celiac, so I have to wonder.

Are you completely gluten-free? This is important, and I would not be a bit surprised if your thyroid function returns to normal after a few months or so. Symptoms and recovery times vary wildly from person to person, but I've read most experience great progress after a few weeks to months.

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Well, hypothyroid has been linked to Celiac, but an overactive thyroid may be another matter. I don't recall seeing anything about that, but a Google search should help on that.

However, are we sure that the thyroid is indeed overactive, or is that an assumption due to the weight loss? There is a known link between weight loss and Celiac, so I have to wonder.

Are you completely gluten-free? This is important, and I would not be a bit surprised if your thyroid function returns to normal after a few months or so. Symptoms and recovery times vary wildly from person to person, but I've read most experience great progress after a few weeks to months.

Hi there ... well lets see I have been diagnosed with hypthyroism my T4 and TSH range was below .2... I am on .075 mg of Levothyroxine. And I have been gluten free for the last 3 months (that's when I got the news I have celiac disease) Its very strange that I am as not as tired and depressed as I was not too long ago. Maybe it all is just wheat/gluten free related? Thanks and I will definitely do more research on Thyroid being linked to Celiac. :) Thanks again!

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Hi! I was diagnosed with Grave's Disease (hyperthyroid) a few months after finally being diagnosed with Celiac. I achieved remission in about 6 months and haven't had a problem since (yet).

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Hi! I was diagnosed with Grave's Disease (hyperthyroid) a few months after finally being diagnosed with Celiac. I achieved remission in about 6 months and haven't had a problem since (yet).

I also am hypothyroid (hashi's) and was diagnosed 6 years ago. I know the celiac caused the thyroid disease and I was focusing all on that these years. I just found out I have celiac's so that makes sense why it was so hard to regulate my thyroid while I was eating gluten. I am currently on armour and hope my thyroid gets better or I need less meds with going gluten free.

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Helllloo All... I have been diagnosed with Hyperthyroidism. I am meds to control that. I have lost 10 to 15 lbs in the last 3 months. I started at .05 mg of Thyroid meds. now I have a script for .075 mg. Has anyone else experienced this issue. (FYI I am not eating all the wheat and "bad" foods for my body as I use to)

I do not have hyperthyroidism but I had a high thyroid antibody count before I went gluten free and now after 5 months gluten free my antibody count is now in the normal range. My endorinologist says this rarely ever happens (level going down) and thinks it is because I am now not eating gluten. So it appears my body is healing itself.

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i've been hyperactive for a while & it turned out i have benign nodular goiter - thyroid conditions of any kind are common in celiacs....

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Do you eat a lot of soy?

I joined this forum because my husband had been diagnosed with an allergy to wheat gluten, I'm allergic to dairy, and my nutritionist strongly advised me to avoid soy. :huh: I thought she was saying that she thought I had a soy allergy but she clarified and explained that it wasn't good for me and why, then offered to provide me a link if I wanted to read more about it, being Oriental the thought of giving up anything made out of tofu or soy sauce is quite sad for me so of couse I asked for the link.

If you go to 'Hot Topics' and 'Reader Testimonies' there seem to be a lot of people who wrote in about hyperthyroidism.

http://www.soyonlineservice.co.nz/

In addition to searching for a new way to cook things, I'm now on the search for a good soy sauce replacement...which then again, has wheat in it, so soy or no soy I would of had to do it anyways ;)

I'm by no means a health expert but I wondered if you do consume a lot of soy, perhaps you could try cutting it out of your diet for awhile and see if the matter with your thyroid gets better.

Hope this helps :)

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Do you eat a lot of soy?

I joined this forum because my husband had been diagnosed with an allergy to wheat gluten, I'm allergic to dairy, and my nutritionist strongly advised me to avoid soy. :huh: I thought she was saying that she thought I had a soy allergy but she clarified and explained that it wasn't good for me and why, then offered to provide me a link if I wanted to read more about it, being Oriental the thought of giving up anything made out of tofu or soy sauce is quite sad for me so of couse I asked for the link.

If you go to 'Hot Topics' and 'Reader Testimonies' there seem to be a lot of people who wrote in about hyperthyroidism.

http://www.soyonlineservice.co.nz/

In addition to searching for a new way to cook things, I'm now on the search for a good soy sauce replacement...which then again, has wheat in it, so soy or no soy I would of had to do it anyways ;)

I'm by no means a health expert but I wondered if you do consume a lot of soy, perhaps you could try cutting it out of your diet for awhile and see if the matter with your thyroid gets better.

Hope this helps :)

I there! :) Thanks for that info... now at this point since I was just diagnosed how do I know if I am allergic to Soy and/or Dairy? Should I request a test for that? Even though I am taking med for my thyroid issues I am still getting the side effects of Thyroid issues. I do not usually consume soy or milk products but I do enjoy "Yoplait" Fat Free yougurt. So maybe that can also contribute to this. Again, thanks for the info!!!

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I there! :) Thanks for that info... now at this point since I was just diagnosed how do I know if I am allergic to Soy and/or Dairy? Should I request a test for that? Even though I am taking med for my thyroid issues I am still getting the side effects of Thyroid issues. I do not usually consume soy or milk products but I do enjoy "Yoplait" Fat Free yougurt. So maybe that can also contribute to this. Again, thanks for the info!!!

I went to my allergist regarding the diary, but my dairy allergy is completely unrelated to the topic of the thyroid so I actually regret bringing that up as it may cause some confusion.

As for the soy, sorry I wasn't that clear, it's not that I have an allergy to soy, it's that there is a link between soy and conditions like hyperthyroidism. Consuming too much soy can affect one's thyroid among other things.

When my husband and I shop for gluten-free groceries we always look at the ingredients. What we noticed was that a lot of the products had soy in it which just made me wonder how much of an impact it had on people who have celiac's or like my husband has allergy to wheat gluten.

I'm not sure if I'm explaining it very clearly but if you just check out the site it will make more sense. It became a HUGE eyeopener for me.

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@Alaskaguy With regard to the timing, I think that everyone is a bit different! I used to have a shorter time to onset when I was first diagnosed (within 24h). As time has gone on, and I've glutened myself less and less, I have noticed that the time gets a bit longer.  Recent history seems to matter a bit too - if I've been glutened recently and then get glutened again, the rash will show up faster on the second round. For example, in the last 3 weeks I got slightly glutened by inadvertent
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