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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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  1. There's a new gluten-free bakery in Portland. The baguette (the only bread I tried) was amazing!!! http://www.newcascadiatraditional.com/index.html
  2. This is sorta hot topic item, but...have you had your thyroid checked? www.stopthethyroidmadness.com
  3. Thyroid Results Back

    You look hypo to me. Do you feel hypothyroid? You should get free T3 test and antibodies for a more comprehensive look. Then maybe post them here in the Labs section: www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/community and take a look here: www.stopthethyroidmadness.com Good luck and take care! ~K EDIT: Sorry Georgie, I just read what you wrote...we said the same thing!
  4. That sounds just awful, you are in my thoughts as well. I'm sorry! ~K
  5. Thyroid Test?

    Oh...totally! That guy is a JERK! Find a new doctor...preferably not an endo.
  6. Thyroid Test?

    Hi Deb, yes, the antibody levels can change at any time. You have high antibodies when there is an attack on your thyroid. I am definately not an expert on this, but it's great that you are doing research! Good luck! ~K
  7. Seems pretty common. I'd like to know the link myself. Having undiagnosed celiac for as long as many of us do, I think, puts us at risk for other autoimmune diseases to wreak havoc. Just a theory. ~K
  8. Thyroid Test?

    Hypothyroid with adrenal fatigue! Seriously. AF can make your labs look "not that bad" however, you tested positive for Hashi's which pretty much makes any other lab values moot. I'd get your adrenals checked ASAP, you sound just like me (or how I was, anyway). The temps bouncing all around is definately AF. I'd get an email from an ex-BF and my temp would drop down to 95. 30min later it'd be up to 98. I'd go for a bike ride...temps would plummet. Your body can't handle the stress because there is no cortisol pumping out of your adrenals anymore.
  9. Thyroid Test?

    I agree with Goergie. That endo can "F" off. Get a new doc. Maybe an naturpath? Check for doctors in you rarea that are from this list... http://www.thyroid-info.com/topdrs/
  10. Thyroid Test?

    It isn't likely. You may have to beg...however my naturopathic doctor knew the strong connection between autoimmune diseases, so perhaps if you had the right kind of doctor...
  11. Thyroid Test?

    Go to www.stopthethyroidmadness.com There is a page on recommended labwork. You must get all of the tests in order to diagnose or rule out hypothyroidism (symptoms are important too!) At the very least: TSH * Free T4 and Free T3 (note the word
  12. I second that. Achy muscles is where it all began for me. I couldn't figure out why all my muscles were sore like I had worked out or something. I was 24 years old and groaning upon standing up. If you think this might be the issue (although it could be iron, too), you should check out www.stopthethyroidmadness.com On that website you can read about the proper testing you need in order to either be diagnosed or rule out possible hypothyroidism. An easy way to check it yourself is to take your temperature. There's a page on that website the tells you how and why to do so. Good luck! ~K
  13. I do wish you luck! Make sure he tests for the thryoid antibodies as well as free T3 and free T4. You may want to look into adrenal fatigue as well--this can cause your thyroid number to appear normal in labs. When you get your labs results back, you can always post them (include the ranges) in the forum at stopthethyroidmadness and they'll help you interpret them. Good luck! ~K
  14. I second that...get your thyroid checked! Make sure they do the proper testing too. FOr more info. on the types of labs to get done go to www.stopthethyroidmadness.com The website has helped me feel normal again!
  15. I strongly recommend the site www.stopthethyroidmadness.com Take a look around. Also there is a forum on there, one specifically for adrenals. The moderators will answer all your question in a timely manner.