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Hashimoto's Hypothyroidism ?

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I posted something a while ago about my Hashimoto's so I will only give a brief summary of what happened to me. I was diagnosed with Hashi's in March of 2004 and then diagnosed with Gluten Intolerance in April 2004 after I figured the Hashimoto's was due to Gluten Intolerance. So in May I went on a gluten-free diet and started taking a natural supplament called Thyrophin PMG. It helped greatly. I took it for one year, until about 1 month ago. I stopped taking it because I was very irritable. Once I stopped I stopped being irritable. Well I had my labs done a week ago and everything came back in the normal range (Yeah!!).

This is my thought about what went on with my body. The gluten caused an autoimmune reaction with my thyroid. So I got off of gluten and supported my thyroid with a natural supplament. Once my body healed from the Gluten Intolerance my immune system stopped attacking my thyroid. And since I took a supplament that supported my thyroid opposed to taking over my thyroid function my thyroid is now able to do it's job as need be once again.

I choose not to go on Synthroid because it takes over for the thyriod and after years of being on it, you can not get off of it. However, I will continue to monitor my thyroid function knowing that at some point I may need to take the supplament again.

I also found out I am pregnant and I know that pregnancy can cause a person's auto immune responses to go into remission. So the thyroid could be working fine because of a type of remission. But I don't know for sure.

This is just to say that I feel a gluten-free diet may go a long way in correcting Hashimoto's as long as you supplament the thyroid instead of overriding it. This is my theory and what I have had happen in my own life.

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Congraulations on the baby Taniel. Is it your first. Congrats on your health too! :D

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No this baby is my third. But my first since being diagonosed with Gluten Intolerance and Hashimoto's.

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This post may be too late but I take levoxil and cytomel. Once I went gluten free I felt much better. The Dr. said that my body is now absorbing the meds. I do get tired and drained often. I figure that my thyroid is off balanced at these times.

Hope this helps!

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Taneil ....... I was pleasently surprised to read your post about how you handle your hypothyroidism.

I am going to look into the Thyrophin PMG - can you tell me did you get it through a health food store ? Can you tell me a little more about the product ??

My internist is thinking that the longer I am gluten free - the autoimmune attack on my thyroid may well stop.

I have tried Synthroid, and ended up in the ER with a pulse rate of 170, and lots of chest pain - definately NOT for me.

I have also tried Armour - constant loose stools. YUCK - I don't want to ge there again - just recovering from constant diarrhea !!! :blink:

I like your thoughts on Synthroid actually shutting down the thyroid, and natural support perhaps being best for some.

My TSH is 5.1 - so I am having hypo symptoms - but the thyroid meds seem to throw me into "hyper" mode.

SO much valuable info here - thanks for sharing.

Any further info you could share about the natural product would be appreciated. :)

Thanks in advance ..................

Nancy ;)

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Hi Nanjee and Taneil,

I was just diagnosed with hyothyroidism (TSH=6.25) after years of suspecting it and being told that my TSH was "normal". My doctor has mailed me a prescription for Synthroid but I would rather try natural supplements if possible. I have not been able to find anything about Thyrophin PMG and was wondering if could tell me more about it and where I can purchase it.

Thanks!

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I belong to a prescription plan that likes to use generics. I was taking Synthroid and still do. After talking to my insurance plan they put in my records - no substitutions as it was just too iffy. They had just come out with a generic synthroid and THEY could not find out if there was gluten in it. That was last winter. Maybe by now someone knows. I just am extremely cautious with meds and over the counters. Hope you find the right solutions. :)

Armetta B)

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Hi Armetta,

Nice to see you on this thread too! I got my Synthroid prescription and just had it filled. Let's see how it goes till I find some natural supplements.

I also see that people have had concerns about the fillers in Synthroid and have chosen to use a compounding pharmacy. That also sounds like a good route to go if Synthroid doesn't do its job and or causes reactions.

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