If you tell God no because He won't explain the reason He wants you to do something, you are actually hindering His blessing. But when you say yes to Him, all of heaven opens to pour out His goodness and reward your obedience. What matters more than material blessings are the things He is teaching us in our spirit. Charles Stanley
current weight: 224.0
Fitness Minutes: (107,067) Posts: 6,459 5/28/11 9:53 A
Thyroid disease and Celiac often occur together. What kind of doctor are you going too? If it is an allergist you might ask for other allergy testing. Depends on the doctor what kind of information or testing they might offer you. The Gluten free bible, Gluten free for dummies and gluten free cookbooks would all be helpful for you to read. I was able to check out a lot from my local library and then ordered books online or bought them from our Borders bookstore which had a large section of gluten free cooking. Barb
Smiles from Barb!!
"If you want something you've never had...you must do something you've never done!"
JUST DO IT!! Time Zone: PST
current weight: 192.0
Fitness Minutes: (39,119) Posts: 20,715 5/28/11 5:32 A
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!!! Kate
"It is only with the heart that one sees rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye." Antoine de Saint Exupery: The Little Prince
"To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world." Heather Cortez
Yes, Celiac and hypothyroid are commonly found together. I have them both too. When you go to your appointment, if further testing is suggested, be sure to ask if you need to be eating gluten and for how long, otherwise it may not be accurate. Also be aware that testing of any kind is not 100% accurate. People who can't tolerate gluten and feel tons better without it may not test positive on either the blood test or endoscopy. Your positive blood test means that your immune system is activated against gluten, and that can have a lot of consequences and symptoms. Have you gone off gluten yet? If so be aware that it may be a strong reaction if you go back on for testing. Celiac.org, Celiac. com are some good resources. There is a lot of info there...
I just joined this board today, until this week I never heard of Celiac Disease. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism in 2006. Recently my TSH was very high and I was referred to an endocrinologist to see why I was not responding to meds. One of the blood tests she ran was for celiac disease and it came back positive. She has now referred me to another doctor.
When I see the new doctor, what questions should I ask? What are some good information sources to learn more about Celiac disease? Is Celiac disease common with hypothyroidism?
Pounds lost since July 2010: 48
Pounds to reach goal: 14.0
"Bad habits are like a comfortable bed, easy to get into, but hard to get out of" (unknown)
"Energy and persistence conquer all things" (Benjamin Franklin)
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.