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  1. I heard this, too. Though it was *should*, not would....and it didn't. Bottom line is this....if your thyroid is undertreated and thyroid disease is raging, and significant damage has been done then your antibodies will probably be up because of your thyroid. If your thyroid was well treated...
  2. Prepackaged sushi, a Subway sandwich, delivery pizza....my guys think it's worth the soap/water/paper towel Gluten Police. Anything else - gluteny hamburger buns for homemade burgers (so whole kitchen and dining room can get cc'd, as well as condiments etc.) they have decided not worth it. Evidently...
  3. I didn't mean to imply you're being medically cruel to your daughter...they (medical community) thought celiac was a childhood disease that kids outgrow....and some docs (rare) still think that, and tell their patients the same. Anyway, my take on gluten in the house is that if you have it there...
  4. What you're trying to do is remove dishes/utensils with pits, scratches, or cracks where gluten has worked it's way in and you can't get it out. Stainless and ceramic should be fine after a good scrubbing unless it's scratched or chipped or bent. Old plastic with scratches should be tossed. ...
  5. Not fast food at all - but resorts do breakfast well. Haven't run into pancakes or waffles but I rarely out those out, anyway... I'm excited about Chik-Fil-A being an option!
  6. That's great news! I do want to add, that for many, tpo antibody levels are not related to a gluten-free diet. Thyroid is complicated and nuanced. My tpo bounces all over the place after 2 1/2 years gluten-free. What it is indicative of is how much your hashis is flaring at the moment. If you...
  7. Your excitement makes me smile . The next time you go to a doctor, have full thyroid panels run - free t3, free t4, tpo (and other antibodies), and reverse t3. Your free t3 is quite a bit lower than the halfway mark, t4 is right at the half mark. These could be signs you are not converting t...
  8. Okay, I tried to read the whole thread but admit skimming. Did you ever get a thorough thyroid panel? Because the only free t3 I saw was below the mid-mark, which can indicate you do have a thyroid issue (I don't give a flying flip what your doctor said). Part of that can be cause/effect of d3...
  9. I understand. I really hate them, too. My body did NOT like them. I really don't know anything about eczema, except it IS an autoimmune disease. Here's a link about eczema and celiac http://celiacdisease.about.com/od/commoncomplicationsofcd/a/Can-Eating-Gluten-Free-Help-With-Your-Eczema-Treatment...
  10. But what happens if you STOP the seaweed and other high iodine foods? That's the big question, since you're eating so much. I wished many times for Dr. House. If they didn't specifically look for iga pattern dh they wouldn't see it. You'd have to ask the lab if the correct biopsy/solution was...
  11. There are other autoimmune skin rashes that are bilateral. I don't know if that's good or bad news. I've always said not to judge a rash for dh based on appearance, but by reaction. Do you react to iodine rich foods like egg yolks, asparagus, seaweed? If you react (rash flares) that's an indicator...
  12. Have you seen pics of plaque psoriasis? Do you think your lesions look like that?
  13. I'm sorry, that looks so uncomfortable. That reminds me of plaque psoriasis. Did you have the plaque when you went to the doctor?
  14. No, gluten is the culprit. Stress is an exacibator. I know the two are almost impossible to seperate (especially in the beginning)...but it's true. I know it's hard to have faith (so to speak) that the dh will eventually clear, but if it's dh and you follow a gluten-free diet (modified to avoid...
  15. Hey Abby, sorry I wasn't around. If you need me just pm me! Glad things are getting better. Dh is a weird combo of "one day at a time" and "reassess in two weeks". And sometimes it takes others telling you it looks better, or you act differently. It's all so hard to wrap your brain around. It...