I'm taking one and a half grains of Armour as a split dose. I had been doing great for about 3 - 4 weeks - I felt I had made a complete recovery. About half way through this period of feeling very well, I accidentally ate some soy and gluten (intolerant to both, plus dairy and eggs). I braced myself for a reaction but nothing happened. I started introducing bread (artisan traditionally made which is easier to digest) and dairy milk (in cups of tea only) and still no symptoms. I have heard that some people become tolerant to foods again once correctly medicated so hoped this was happening for me.
After two weeks since reintroducing these foods I was suffering a stiff back and knee. Inflammation has been a symptom of my intolerances before, so I thought I'd better stop eating bread and milk, even though they might not be the cause of the inflamation. Apart from perhaps a little bloating I didn't have my usual cluster of symptoms.
I was due a blood test for my thyroid. I began feeling a little fatigued and so I started to think my reactivity might actually be because I needed an increase in Armour dose (I've only been on it two and a half months). The last couple of days I've been very fatigued. The receptionist has told me my test (from 5 days ago) was abnormal but I don't know details yet. My previous test was borderline TSH 4.2 but I had only been on Armour a month at that point and so was increased from one grain a day to my current one and a half grains per day. I have asked for Free T4 and Free T3 too.
My questions are:
1. Could eating dairy and bread for two weeks have caused my antibodies to flare up and give me hypothyroid symptoms?
2. I didn't take any Armour in the morning before the test. Is this the right thing to do? Could not taking Armour have made the test results abnormal?
3. Could it be that I haven't reacted to the foods at all and that my inflammation and fatigue are both due to being under medicated?
I'd appreciate any thoughts and shared experiences.