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  1. Hello, like most suffers of Celiac disease and Gluten-intolerance, I suffer from at the very least a couple Autoimmune issues. My question is, the only real reason I have completely restructured my life and diet is to see the antibodies to my thyroid and other areas to return to zero(0). Or, at least into the safe reference range. Otherwise, I would not want to even really bother I guess. I have been on the Autoimmune Paleo diet for a nearly a full year now and have seen improvements in my health, however, I have not quite seen a remission yet. I'm well aware that I still have one or more root causes to investigate that are inflammatory in nature (such as my amalgam fillings). But even so, I've reduced my TPO antibodies to a meager "48". This could be perceived as significant as many people see themselves into the "100s" or even "1000s". With the reference range being under "40" or under "34" depending on the lab, I've been but a sliver away from remission even despite having other root causes that could still contributing. With that being said, I guess my question is, does anyone or has anyone here ever really seen the end, and gotten that far? Have you gotten completely healthy as far as you know and still had elevated antibodies? (I know that's possible as well, as we still don't know autoimmune disease mechanics thoroughly yet.) But has anyone had Hashimoto's disease, and put it into remission with diet and maybe anti-fungals or whatever else may have been wrong in your specific case? Or does it seem like I'm unlikely to ever see gratification and reward from my flawless hard work and effort in the kitchen and else where? -Thank you!
  2. Agreed. Although I'm still not much better 10 months later, so I certainly have some more digging to do.
  3. I wanna say yes, but I went from a full-force standard-american diet directly to an AIP Whole foods diet. Going from daily pizza, ice crea, donuts, insane levels of sugar etc. to a diet full of vegetables and fish etc. It would be hard to attribute much of my feeling better to gluten-free when there were so many other possible factors at play, such as nutrient density, blood-sugar balancing, and a handful of other things. Although honestly the switch from a SAD diet to AIP made me feel noticeably better, it was nothing substantial. In fact, if I was not so die-hard as to try and fix my thyroid, I'd probably go back to eating what I want.
  4. Ahh yes, I agree. Although there are still many mysteries and grey areas with autoimmunity, the root cause protocol of the functional medicine world is proving that its a battle that can be hard fault. Of course, as mysterious as autoimmunity still is, it is very unfortunate that some people as of right now are stuck in the cycle while others are reaching remission because we still don't know all the factors quite yet. I think it's amazing that we've so extensively been able to identify gut infections, heavy metal toxicity, nutrient deficiencies, and food intolerances among other things as some of the leading causes though, and showing correlation to remission through the addressing of these various areas. Anyway, I closely follow Dr. Mark Hyman, Izabella Wentz, Chris Kresser, and a myriad of other leading doctors on autoimmune thyroid disease and functional medicine in general. I have a number of amalgam fillings I'm looking forward to addressing as well in addition to the gut testing I will be needing. It sucks that getting any real help isn't covered by insurance, as I dare say I would be through this battle already if it wasn't for spending over a year collecting the couple thousand dollars required to cover a good range of testing and consultations that will need to accompany them.
  5. Little to no change in my thyroid antibodies.
  6. I agree with and second virtually everything you have said, however, it is well documented that a minority of those with Hashimoto's can and do reach a complete remission and are able to absolve themselves of the thyroid hormone medication. (My true and ultimate health goal.) Now, while that is certainly a slim chance, it is possible nonetheless. Now of course, this is a state that must then be maintained, particularly if the root cause was due to gluten or such, as the consumption of it again would reinstall the thyroid antibodies. There is quite a bit of findings now even represented in the most recent literature on Hashimoto's showing a complete remission at times for people who say, for instance, had a Helicobactor Pylori infection in the gut, and had it eradicated. Patients have had their thyroid antibodies drop to 0. (assuming that was their only root cause of course) Right now the reference range for TPO antibodies seems to be <40 (<34 at some labs I've seen) and I am currently at 48. Seeing as I still have food sensitivities and some sort of digestive issues, it's fair to say that upon the correction of those, the final bits of my antibodies could potentially drop into normal range, albeit unlikely in relation to the percentage of the population. Especially seeing as every time I have corrected an issue thus far (Like fixing a vitamin D deficiency) my antibodies have continuously dropped. Another "drop" or two very well could land me into the safety zone. Nonetheless, that has been my grand goal for the last two years, and I seem to be getting incredibly close, so I will shoot for it and assume I will be one of the luckier patients with it. Getting away from Thyroid hormones should especially be possible because I'm rather young and my thyroid should still be in decent condition and the possibility of healing isn't out of the question. Again, I'll hold onto the hope that I will be one of the few since I believe quite strongly in the mind-body connection, until proven otherwise I'm dedicated to the possibility of the goal.
  7. My doctors are clueless. Most tests I get done are brought up by myself and met with resistance, let alone the capability of reviewing the results with me. My GI doctor doesn't even believe in intestinal permeability. I will be working closely with a Functional medicine practitioner in the near future when I gather a little more money, until then I'm trying to get a good idea of what's going on to cut down on time in the future. It seems like some extensive digestive testing should lead to solving my thyroid issue at this point, and if thats the case then I'd be a very, very happy fellow.
  8. Thank you for your input. Not seeking medical advice here :), but does anyone have some likely suggestions for what could be causing both? It's obviously a double inflammation issue, since they're both of the digestive track, perhaps food sensitivities? Although I'm on the AIP protocol now, and actually am still experiencing mild digestive issues nonetheless. Maybe systematic candida or something or the sort? I do have light coating of the tongue.
  9. That's what I was thinking. The only reason I have really explored Celiac Disease was as part of a root cause protocol involving Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. Although upon an anti-inflammatory diet not affecting my mild Thyroid antibodies, it was making me question the proposed diagnosis. From what you guys can tell though, the endoscopy did indeed assume a negative then? I just wasn't really sure, which is why I brought it here. Interestingly enough my C-Reactive Protein came back normal as well. So it begs to question what could possibly be fueling my Hashimoto's. Especially since I do indeed have mild digestive issues even if I am truly negative for Celiac. I'm just not really sure if its my thyroid causing my mild digestive issues, or my digestive issues causing my thyroiditis. Chicken and the egg scenario, although they both need to be expunged nonetheless. Ironically, my digestive issues seem rather underwhelming and actually don't bother me much, but it's still important to acknowledge I have them nonetheless. Noticeable bloating and mild maldigestion seem to be the the extent of it.
  10. Okay, so as it turns out I've dug up the original bloodtests that preceded this endoscopy by about 3 weeks. I was eating substantial amounts of gluten at this time. Celiac Disease Genotyping Celiac (HLA-DQB1*02) POSITIVE AB Celiac (HLA-DQ8) Negative Celiac (HLA-DQA1*05) POSITIVE AB Tissue Transglutaminase IgG Ab Result: 3 Units Reference Range: <20 Tissue Transglutaminase IgA Ab Result: 9 Units Reference Range: <20 Anti-Gliadin IgG Ab Deaminated Result: 3 Units Reference Range: <20 Anti-Gliadin IgA Ab Deaminated Result: 5 Units Reference Range: <20
  11. I think they were attributing the gastritis and esophagitis to food sensitivities that may not actually be Celiac in nature. So maybe Non-celiac gluten intolerance or something or other. I actually suspect Candida or some other type of infecton that I haven't explored yet, since going completely anti-inflammatory barely affected my Thyroperoxidase antibodies. Which by the way usually range from 48-60(Exceedingly low and almost to normal! :)) I figured going AIP for 6-12 months would have finished off my small amount of antibodies, but it seemed to do little to no effect. This leads me to believe I have a low-grade infection or maybe heavy metal toxicity that both needs exploring. I'm kind of leaning towards maybe not having Celiac, but of course like you all have said, there is no definitive answer at the moment, but at least I can gauge it a little better with your insight.
  12. That's all that in on my test results unfortunately. They are from early last year. (About 1.5 years ago) I was eating gluten at the time. I have been gluten free for 10 months now. (New years resolution. Complete adherence to an Autoimmune-paleo diet with no chance of flaws.) I would just like to know if that test is telling me that I did or didn't at the time. Whether I do or don't now is less relevant. Thanks for your assistance friend.
  13. Hello, I am a young man dealing with some Thyroid issues, along with some general digestive issues. A long time ago I was tested for Celiac disease via blood and was told I had it, but then had an endoscopy to confirm, and actually I got the results back, but I could never really decipher what they meant, so i just assumed I had it to be safe. I'm taking a much larger role in the control of my health now, and I deem it necessary to be less assumptive and to make sure I have concrete facts now. Under "Clinical History" Abdominal pain/bowel issues/Wt loss. R/O Celiac. Findings: Mild gastritis. EGD. Not sure what to make of that. Under "Final Pathologic Diagnosis" A. Duodenum Biopsy; Mature benign small bowel mucosa with a normal villous architecture. B. Stomach Biopsy; mild chronic gastritis, Helicobacter Immunoperoxidase stain is negative for Helicobacter organisms(Controls appropriate.) c. Esophagus Biopsy, Chronic Esophagitis with Rare Eosinophils. ------- If anyone can decipher and elaborate on any of this, I would appreciate it? Do I have Celiac disease? Anything else anyone notice to be relevant? Thank you!