I had nodules and enlargement for over 15 years. Eating a Whole Foods, non-processed gluten free diet, most likely calmed down my celiac disease and my Hashimoto’s for the past five years. My TPO antibodies were over 2,000 for years. Recently, they were 300, but I had a hidden exposure to gluten and it set off both a Hashi and celiac flare-up (had daily hives for six months which could be CD or Hashi’s related). I am still nodule free and no enlargement, so hopefully my TPO antibodies are down now. I just had my celiac antibodies re-tested to see if they have improved, nothing like getting good Lab results to see confirm if I have been doing a good job. The results will probably take another week. I did get back my HA1c (blood sugar three month average) and it is normal now due my low carb high fat diet on top of the other restrictions). So, yes, my diet is really restrictive, but it works!
I just encourage people to get tested before trying the gluten free diet. Celiac disease is genetic, so a diagnosis can help more than just the patient, but the entire family. Also, 1 in 125 people have celiac disease, but only 20% are diagnosed. Autoimmune stmptoms overlap, so best to get tested, like you did. Then trial the diet. There is so much that researchers are learning about
the gut and health. More illnesses could possibly resolve if we ate a healthy diet and not processed foods and that includes all that hidden sugar (That is another topic!). So, I would keep to your diet. It seems to be working. Celiacs have lots of other intolerances (they vary from person to person) so identifying them through a food journal is helpful. Food can heal!
Oh, I test really weird for celiac disease. I only had one positive (DGP IgA) on the complete panel. If my doctor had just ordered the screening TTG IgA, my diagnosis would have been missed. My biopsies obtained via endoscopy found the severe intestinal villi damage. Even in follow-up testing, I still test this way. So, look at your records. You may very well be celiac! And... you can develop it at any age. My own kid gets tested every few years.
To the OP, I am on Armour Thyroid and it works best for me.
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