I have gluten intolerance and hypothyroidism. I am not celiac, but I have slowly been getting better on thyroid levels off gluten. It's almost two years; it sure takes a long time.
My endo DR. took me off Levothroid and put me on Levoxyl. She said that though the first is GF, it doesn't digest well for some folks with GF issues.
I also went to hormone free milk, and that has helped tons, too. Yeah, why should milk have hormones? Well, it shouldn't but most does.
I can say that it truly took both no time, and 18 months to feel better. The initial lessening of symptoms was so noticeable that I thought I was totally better. With some hindsight, I know I'm still detoxing.
Yes, if you've been off the stuff, going back on can be so much worse! If the first test was positive, and you find that in two months you are feeling better and the thyroid is moving in the right direction, why put yourself back on something? If you are still eating the stuff, that's somewhat different. Good luck!!!
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