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9/10/13 6:40 P

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I have Hypothyroid and I have taken Synthroid for almost 30 years. My symptoms related to this I believe are pretty well under control. I have bi-yearly blood work. I was a wreck before it was diagnosed and treated.

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emoticon Berry4!

I read a book that mentioned all the symptoms of Menopause/peri-menopause, like Thyroid, along with other issues, etc. the book is called "Hormone Harmony"...........Don't remember the Author. It may be helpful to look up though.

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hey Ba!

Did your doc give you some thyroid hormone pills?
They really help if you have low thyroid.

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Yep Just got my blood work back and I lacked iodine, low thyroid, was anemic and had estrogen dominance and my progesterone was low. we have been eating gluten free for a year now because of my daughter possibly having MS. I did not know though I had all these wrong as well as my blood sugar was high and high triglycerides. I am not sure if these all connect but it is what it is so needless to say . I take iodine , iron, hormones etc.


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Hey Berry~

I've had auto-immune thyroid disease since 2007.
Iodine is helpful IF you don't have an autoimmune cause.
That may be all you need.

But if you have autoimmune thyroid disease, its not a good idea... in that case you'll need thyroid hormone supplementation in the form of a prescription. Most cases of thyroid pathology is auto-immune... the figures are as high as 80%-90%.

Please check BOTH your anti- TPO and anti-Thyroglobulin antibodies as you may have one and not the other. They generally don't test for anti-thryoglobulin if you don't test positive for TPO.

Like Sherio said, gluten (found in wheat, barley, rye) is thought by some to be the cause of some cases of autoimmune thyroid diseases. What happens is that the gluten (a protein) leaks from gut into the blood stream. Proteins are NOT supposed to come into the body, only "digested" protein, that is the amino acids they are made of. Foreign proteins are seen by the body as invaders... proteins are how the body identifies virus and bacteria for elimination. Gluten apparently looks a lot like the substances that are made in the thyroid,(TPO and thyroglobulin) to create thyroid hormone.

The immune system can mistake these critical thyroid ingredients as invaders, and attack them, causing damage to the surrounding thyroid tissue. This process causes nodules, fibrous non-functioning scar tissue in the thyroid, and sometimes goiter (an enlarged fibrous thyroid).

Adding iodine if you have an auto-immune etiology is like adding gasoline to a fire. You do need some, though... the RDA is 150 mcgs.
Here's something about it:
thyroid.about.com/od/isthatso/f/iodine.htm


Make sure you are getting adequate selenium at the same time since selenium tends to offset the autoimmunity response. You can take a brazil nut a day if you're not allergic to nuts.

Hope this isn't too much information to digest!

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I don't have a thyroid issue, issue but a friend was diagnosed about a month ago. Her symptoms pretty much matched up with many perimenopausal/ menopausal ones.

She has found that gluten makes her symptoms much worse. She is improving now that she has cut back on the gluten, and with her medication. She is losing weight and getting back energy, and less fog.

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Just wondering how much thyroid plays a part in symptoms & issues?

It would seem that at times my local medical office looks for "total failure" instead of a range. If one is "low" what sort of treatment(s) might be reasonable?

I've started taking Iodine2Plus. It indicates it could take about 30 days to notice a turn around. ...one week and counting!
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