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I have just been diagnosed with hypothyroidism. Rather annoying because my T4 levels have been high for several years now.

Does anyone know or have an idea of, why wouldn't my doctor diagnose me all those years ago? Also, how long will it take my subscription to start taking effect?

I've been gluten-free for a while now, as I had symptoms for gluten intolerance. I've just read that gluten can affect your thyroid function, is this true? Any advice on diet behaviour would be helpful too, please.

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    Hi 

    If you go on to the forum “health unlocked “ you will need a copy of you blood results and ranges . The guys on this forum are very informative on thyroid and will help you no end . Any trouble getting this forum get back to me 💕 

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    Hi there,

    Sorry that they only just prescribed meds. It could be because you were borderline. This means that your tsh would have been under 10 and to monitor and not prescribe until your tsh level went over.

    When you have your bloods done, start asking for your actually results/ levels. 

    A few things if you don’t already know....

    If taking in the morning, take about an hour before food and caffeine.

    If taking in the evening, take 3-4 hours after your last food intake.

    If taking other meds, leave 4-6 hours from your thyroid meds. Especially iron / calcium /  antacids.

    Unfortunately it doesn’t happen over night. From experience, most feel worse before their symptoms start to improve. For me, it was a good 6 months before I woke up one morning and knew the meds were doing their job. And it took about 12 months to find my right dosage and to feel good again.

    They say cardio isn’t the right form of exercise for people with thyroid conditions. I guess it’s up to the individual. 

    I do yoga, weightlifting and lots of walking. Everything slows down and becomes sluggish with thyroid conditions. 

    I haven’t cut out gluten. I try to eat a clean diet as much as possible. Cut out processed food and sugar. 

    I recently had my annual bloods done to check levels. My tsh was out of range so I’ve now had three increases. Currently on 150 levo and doing great

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    You’re sure its your T4 that’s high?  That would indicate hyperthyroidism and can be caused by medication.

    High TSH indicates hypothyroid, usually.

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    Also, in addition to the gluten free Paleo diet, you might want to look into chronic pancreatitis, as it can cause a myriad of gut problems including celiacs. I found diet and supplement changes for chronic pancreatitis to be incredibly helpful. 

    I share this, as its something I accidentally stumbled onto that made a huge difference in my health.

    I should say that I have advanced thyroid disease.

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      Hi MVCath. Don't know how you are functioning without taking some kind of thyroid med. Your brain especially needs T3 to keep cells healthy. Maybe try T3.this time around. Essential amino acids are great but if you have advanced hypo EAA will not do it alone.

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