Hi, i'm a newbie over here and have been a member of Thyroid UK community for a few months.
The major symptoms I have struggled with for many years are severe constipation, brain fog and fatigue, there are many others but these are the main ones. There is plenty of fresh fruit/veg in my diet and I am well hydrated. I have had the CD test which was negative but I understand that I may still be gluten intolerant. At first I thought that this could not be the reason for the constipation but recently my neighbour told me she used to suffer serious constipation and tested positive for CD and got much better after going GF.
I realise that my symptoms could just as well be caused by hypothyroidism for which I just started treatment (WP NDT for TUK members) and haven't noticed any difference yet however it can take months for this to really take effect so I am keeping a close eye on that.
I am so fed up with these symptoms that I have decided to give the GF thing another go after talking with my neighbour. She said it took her a full month of complete GF whereas I only avoided wheat products for a few weeks after my CD test during which time I saw no improvement in symptoms.
My questions to the community are; (i) Did you test negative for CD and still try going GF ? If so, why ? (ii) How long did you go GF before seeing an improvement ?