I've been hypothyroid since I was 20, (now 37) and had varying degrees of wellness since. My levels can vary at times it seems. I'm now probably not making any of my own hormone at all and so rely on ingesting it through tablets. I've learnt that different things can affect its absorption and metabolism; not least recently simply being poorly with a cold!
However, while pregnant (and had a lot of issues with levels then) it was suggested that I maybe get tested for Coeliac disease by a consultant obs who was giving a talk at my British thyroid association meeting. I asked if stress affects thyroid levels, she said it could affect absorption of the hormone, and then later when I described the change in levels I had to go through she said it was worth getting checked for Coeliacs as there can be a link.
Other than aches and pains and fatigue (which I can attribute to many things) I don't seem to have any more symptoms, though I used to suffer terribly with constipation and wind pain (but this can be thyroid symptom too!) I'm slim (never weigh over 8.5 stone, usully much less) and sometimes loose weight rapidly, sometimes get a bit puffy, but again can attribute to thyroid and general fitness etc.
So - could the Coeliac 'Flare' at times in my gut thus reducing absorption?
I'm going to ask the Dr for a test tomorrow but aware that blood test can come back negative so may have to push for a biopsy. Or maybe I'm clutching at straws!