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Did somebody pop me with a pin??

Well I'll spare everyone the details. While I had Graves what went in came out... And a bit. As my thyroid came back into normal range ( according to GP criteria) I began to realize that for example I'd have full on curry take away beer etc say Friday, Saturday was Pizza ( xfactor BGT etc= pizza) Sunday full cooked brekky and Roast dinner. Now with Graves I was losing weight on this. But now nothing at all felt it was being digested, I was on some meds then and I remember saying it will take 4 or 5 days for my stomach to realize they were there. This was so miserable I saw GP ( recent changes and all that) I was found to have microscopic colitis. Probably 5 years ago. GP and GI Dr said oh yea the biopsy picked that up, I was prescribed something I can't remember but didn't take because I sort of worked out that insoluble fibre for me was bad bad . Consequently iv tried to manage it myself. So, now I find out Microscopic Colitis commonly found with Celiac , Celiac association with Autoimmune thyroid disease. Only because of Clutter and other people on here have I tried stopping Gluten. Also my dad was a Dubliner and Irish have higher incidence. Honestly my diet has been carb central bread toast pie and pizza, so only2 days of cutting out gluten and I can see my feet. The bloating that had made it difficult to enjoy any food, has dramatically gone. To the extent that Iv realised that overall iv lost weight. I felt so uncomfortable and fat but I'm actually ( after the most satisfactory small room visit) about1/2 stone down since cardiologist weighed me in January

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Congratulations. I'm glad you've had a positive outcome with your weight loss. :)

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Lol shaws I was literally like an egg on legs, weirdly my upper stomach alone distended I was 63kg at last hospital visit in January, now 59 not sure what to make of it given rising TSH to 12. But whatever I definitely feel better for it

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We expect doctors to suss out what's wrong, even if the symptoms are unusual, not for us to 'DO IT OURSELVES' but just as well you followed some hints from the members and you feel much better, no wonder.

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well done Debby !!!!!!! 👏👏👏👏👏

.... and here's some flowers too 🌷🌸🌹🌺🌻💐🌼

have a lovely day now .

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Ha ha ha thanks so much xxx

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🌹x

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