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i havnt been able to keep any food down for the last 2 days due to my reflux/diverticulitus..are these problems any way connected to low ft3 .i have noticed since joining this forum that whenever i feel the acid rising i have to press my throat to get it up. i ate some nuts which got stuck and i have to wait now till there up. managing drinks but just tried scrambled egg and had to give up after two spoonfulls

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my sis sips peppermint cordial. thatmay help.


Diverticulitis is further down - usually in the large intestine. The stomach is much higher up. Do you suffer with low stomach acid ? I have read that you received treatment for H Pylori - so am assuming you have issues in the stomach.

I am not aware of it being a T3 problem. Do you have your thyroid results with ranges ? How are your B12 levels - has PA been considered ?


this is what i could never understand. when i got took into hospital i was treat for diverticulitis. not the reflux. i have low stomach acid. my b12 levels were low so have started taking supplements for them last week.

b12 430.7 191.000 - 663.000

tsh 0.18 0.4 - 4.00

ft3 3.0 2.80 -7.0

ft4 11.1 10.0 - 25.0

what is pa


Your TSH - FT4 and FT3 are all low in range which does make me think there is a problem somewhere - possibly Pituitary ? Central Hypo rather than Primary. It may be useful to have your anti-bodies tested - Anti-TPO and Anti-Tg.

When I was tested here in Crete back in 2005 - the TSH - FT4 and FT3 were all in range - but the anti-bodies were HIGH. This means I have Hashimotos - so it is VERY important to have the anti-bodies tested.


If we have low stomach acid the valve that should prevent reflux doesn't work properly. Has anyone suggested you try to increase your stomach acid? PA is pernicious anaemia, one of the reasons for B12 levels to be low. If we have any digestive problems it can mean we are unable to absorb what we need from our food. Your B12 looks midpoint on the range given, but with a thyroid problem we often need it to be higher. Only a percentage of what is in the blood will reach our cells. Best wishes MariLiz

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