I notice that there have been a few blogs on this previously but these were quite a while ago so I thought I would bring this to the forefront of everyone's mind...
There is a link between having Coeliac's and autoimmune thyroid disease. If you have one, you are much more likely to have the other. The gluten protein is very similar to the protein of the thyroid gland and the immune system can get confused and start attacking the thyroid gland, thinking that it's gluten. So if you have gone gluten free and are still feeling rubbish, exhausted etc then do check this out, EVEN IF THE DOC SAYS YOUR THYROID BLOOD RESULTS ARE NORMAL!!! You may still be hypothyroid.
If you are diagnosed with ME, CFS or fibromyalgia then this is another avenue for you to explore, as quite often these conditions are undiagnosed hypothyroidism.
The Thyroid UK Health Unlocked forum is a good place to start looking for info and help:
And this blog in particular is very informative:
They also have a website: thyroiduk.org.uk/tuk/index....
If you think you may have a thyroid problem start taking your morning basal temperature and get your GP to check your antibodies: TPO Ab and Tg Ab is what you need to ask for. The forum and website provides much more info on this and other blood tests which need to be done.
I mention this in the hope that it may provide some answers to someone out there