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I have been gluten free for about 6 months and have had hashimoto's thyroiditis for most of my life, and now osteoporosis, with lots of other health issues, which are getting better since going GF. My depression is getting much better also. There is a lot of delicious foods to get and eat at home, but eating out is still a problem.
God grant me the serenity to accept things I cannot change, the courage to change things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.
I am new to SparkPeople.
I was originally diagnosed with celiac in 1991. The doctor who diagnosed me didn't say it was forever. So, I was on the diet for 6 years....the food was HORRID! My doctor moved his practice out of our state, and the doctor who took over for him never followed up. So, I was kind of 'out there', with not a lot of information. After 6 years I decided to introduce gluten...and I had NO symptoms. In 2004, my son, after an egd to find the cause of his acid reflux, was diagnosed with celiac, encouraged me to get the blood test.(By the way, my daughter also has celiac, and my granddaughters have both been tested, and will be every year) My numbers were higher than his. SO, I have been gf since 2004.
Auto-Immune issue because of NOT being gf are severe osteoporosis. I have very brittle bones that are getting stronger thanks to a new diet and Boniva. I have been checked repeatedly for thyroiditis. I tested positive for Graves, but I have no symptoms, except for a few nodules that the doctor is keeping his eye on.
A friend of mine was diagnosed about 5 years after she was diagnosed with Lupus. The doctor said that the lups happened because of the celiac.
I am very healthy at 60 years old, except for being a bit overweight, and I am getting that under control. I have managed the osteoporosis, which I expect will get better, as I am osteopenic in one part that was diagnosed as osteoporosis before.
I saw that one of the goals on this gf board is recording if you been gf today. How can you not? It is easy. You can have chicken and veggies each day if you want. But there is some great bread in the stores (my fave is Udi's), if that is your weakness. Or you can make your own. And it is all about your good health.
My hubby isn't celiac, but at our home, we are gf.
My non celiac friends prefer my gf stroganoff.
I didn't have the internet in 1991. I didn't know what I didn't know. I now know to find a doctor who is willing to be knowledgeable about celiac.
Every best wish to you. Stay healthy!
Edited by: LINDAVB4251 at: 1/25/2012 (08:40)
Hi I just joined and so excited to find support. Hubby and I both have hashimoto and he also has diabetes and a heart attack......very new to the gluten free life even though we have had hashis for years....thanks to our chiropractor who lead us to no gluten.
Don't have thyroid problems but do have SLE that likes to go after my lungs. Also have problems with grains so I stay away from them, even have to be careful about how much rice and oats that I eat.
I have lots autoimmune issues. I have a hashimoto's thyroiditis, Interstitial cystitis, gluten intolerant, lactose intolerant and candidia. I use to eat lots of medicines. But slowly i cut it down. I change my eating habits,i eat only fresh fruits veggies and home-cooked meals. I only take thyroid meds. I do take lots of supplements.
Looking for help with Celiac Hoshimotos thyroid and SLE
I want to find a healthy was to live with out a ton of MEDS.
I have kids so things my kids would eat would be great !
Any help would be appreciated .
Thank you !