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In 1987, at age 18, doctors discovered a large (size of my fist) tumor in place of my thyroid. They did biopsies and opted to remove the thyroid completely. The diagnosis was Hoshimotos. Within a year I was having horrible stomach issues and went through multiple barium tests to be told I had a hyetal hernia and GERD. I am now in my early 40s and have been suffering from difficulty swallowing (especially at night), major stomach cramping, constipation (it can be five to six days), diarreha, major gas, itchy skin (especially after a warm shower), and depression. The despression I have attributed to mostly my being unemployed for so long. But now I am not so sure. A couple of weeks ago, the specialist I went to in regards to the digestive issues scheduled me for a colonoscopy and endoscopy. Biopsies on the endoscopy came back unremarkable. But the colonoscopy came back with damage. SO the doctor called for more definitvie bloodwork tests. The lab tech taking my blood directed me to this site. As I read all the symptoms and peoples issues, I am scared to think that this could finally be the correct diagnosis! Has anyone been living with these issues for nearly 22 years? And what do could it be if the blood tests come back negative? And what do I do about the thyroid medication I take? The brand I take has glucose aparently. Do they make gluten free thyroid medication?

Thanks for all the help.

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Has anyone been living with these issues for nearly 22 years? And what do could it be if the blood tests come back negative? And what do I do about the thyroid medication I take? The brand I take has glucose aparently. Do they make gluten free thyroid medication?

Thanks for all the help.

Hi MrsB: I believe I can answer one of your questions. Glucose is a sugar, so it is safe for Celiacs or people with gluten intolerance.

Good luck with everything, hope they get it figured out quickly so you feel better soon.

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Hi MrsB: I believe I can answer one of your questions. Glucose is a sugar, so it is safe for Celiacs or people with gluten intolerance.

Good luck with everything, hope they get it figured out quickly so you feel better soon.

I meant to say the brand of Thyroid I take has GLUTEN.....not glucose. Just wondering if any one else has found a thyroid medication without Gluten. THANKS!

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I meant to say the brand of Thyroid I take has GLUTEN.....not glucose. Just wondering if any one else has found a thyroid medication without Gluten. THANKS!

Which brand are you taking that has gluten in it?

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Don't be scared. This is one of the best diseases you can have! It's 100% curable with diet. If you're gluten-sensitive, going off gluten totally changes your life for the better.

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