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  1. So my doc called - I have "subclinical hypothyroidism" - TSH is 4.4 and Free T4 is 0.9.


    She said we could treat it or wait a while. I said it's fine to treat. They are putting me on Synthroid - the brand name. Are any of you on this drug? Is it actually safe for a celiac?


    Also...how big a deal is subclinical hypothyroidism....ugh...I detest having another thing!



  2. The TSH is Thyroid Stimulating Hormone and it is released by your pituitary gland.  It comes into play when it senses that thyroid hormone is either too low or too high.  I would suggest you take a look at this website: http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/  There is so much information on here it can make your head spin but there are different topics, relating to questions you may have on your thyroid.  Really good site for truthful information on dealing with thyroid disease.


    Your T4 is one of the two thyroid hormones you produce.  The other is T3 and the T3 is the active form of thyroid hormone.  T4 is considered your storage level.  Your body will convert T3 to T4 and this is why most docs only prescribe T4.  It doesn't always work, for various reasons, so many people find relief with a natural dessicated hormone, which contains both T3 and T4.  This is what I take and it works well.  It is disappointing that they have only checked the T4 so I would try and broach the subject of having a full panel done.  Your antibody levels should be checked to see if you have Hashi's thyroid disease, as opposed to non-autoimmune thyroid disease. There is a difference and which hormone type you supplement with comes into play here.  But take a look at the website because it contains a wealth of knowledge about the thyroid.  You need to have some basic knowledge in order to make sure you are getting the right treatment.  You can come on here and ask if you have any specific questions about it.  We are not doctors but the people on here are very proactive with their thyroid issues and have good knowledge of it.  :)

  3. Hi there!


    Been doing fine for a long time...occasionally glutened, but mostly okay!


    Not too many symptoms of hypo - I don't think - she was curious about testing it because I have some anxiety...so thought it would be a good idea to recheck it all and said it's a pretty simple fix (I HOPE - eek...kind of freaked to maybe have another issue going on, but figure it's probably not that big of a deal)...?

  4. Hi guys:


    My doc is trying to make sure I"m on a correct dosage of the antidepressant zoloft - I had been prescribed the Greenstone brand but the pharmacist at Pfizer just told us that I should not take it because it has sodium starch glycolate and they cannot be sure if it is gluten free.


    Then Walgreens advised me to call my doctor. I have put in a call - do any of you know of a generic like zoloft that would be safe? or should i ask specifically for zoloft?


    I'm confused.

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