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Old 04-01-2010, 12:54 PM   #3
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Re: Hypothyroid and Celiacs disease

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Originally Posted by javelina View Post
Going gluten-free is sometimes the best way to diagnose Celiac's. So no harm doing that while you wait for the test results.

Also if your thyroid isn't properly treated you will not only have a miserable pregnancy, you run the risk of having miscarriage or other complications. Are you getting your free T3 and free T4 levels tested? Have you been tested for Hashimoto's? Also you need to check your vitamin D, B12, and ferritin to make sure no deficiencies exist there either.
Thanks for your reply. I make sure my thyroid is kept monitored because I had issues with my previous pregnancy when the Dr told me it didn't need monitoring during pregnancy but on demanding a test it proved that my levels had actually decreased so I know to keep strictly on top of my thyroid during pregnancy. I know I have the B12 checked but not sure of the other 2 that you mention so I will seek advice about those from my midwife. Thanks again for your advice, much appreciated.