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Thyroid Issues And Celiac

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I was wondering if anyone else has had this issue. I was diagnosed years ago with Hypothyroid and have been on medication, here is the kicker they found it while they were trying to figure out why I was having such bad abdominal pain. So years later as I got more and more sick finally I cut gluten out of my diet, and whala~! I have no stomach issues, no sores in my mouth, no other issues (you guys know what I mean) and now a year and a half later, my thyroid is suddenly working on its own again. Has anyone else had this happen? I read a study that said that undiagnosed Celiac can attack the thyroid and cause the autoimmune disease, so can it be fixed by laying off of gluten? I am psyched. I see a doc in two weeks, maybe he will know, but I really don't hold out much hope on that end of things.

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I'm so glad you're getting great results with your diet. :) If your endo has read anything in the past five years then s/he will know about the connection between celiac and autoimmune thyroid disease. Unfortunately, so very many docs just do not keep up. :(

Congratulations! And stick with it! :D


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My thyroid tested as hyper before my diagnosis. No meds until we could pin down what was really going on as to why I was so desperately sick. My last tests showed my thyroid as normal...who knows? Same with my blood pressure....was waaaaay low, still low but now in more normal ranges. I think this disease affects every single process in the body...depending on how much damage was done and how messed up your absorption is.


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wow so that could be why my blood pressure is so low as well, it has been 80/60 lately and that gets me seriously light headed. Hummmm. I hadn't made that connection, thank you for mentioning it, I will make sure to bring it up at the Doc. I am a bit frustrated that no doc has ever put two and two together here on teh thyroid and the celiac, oh well, now I am getting somewhere.

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If you have low blood pressure you may want to check out the threads on Adrenal Fatigue, whch apparently has close ties to thyroid probems and celiac. From what I have read, low blood pressure can be a symptom of pottasium/sodium imbalance which is controlled by an adrenal hormone.

I have a question for y'all:

If one has autoimmune thyroid disease does taking synthroid for years at a dose high enough to shut down the thyroid cause the antibodies to disappear? In other words, could a person have autoimmune hypothyroidism and test negative for antibodies because of taking t4?


Gluten free 3/07 self diagnosed

Specific Carbohydrate Diet 4/08--yes, it works.

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