Hi, I'm a 56-year-old female, was diagnosed with Hashimoto 3 years ago and have been gluten and soya free ever since. I'm on 100 mg Levothyroxine and healthwise it's been a rollercoaster. Past ultrasound scans showed a 1 cm cyst and a 3 mm swelling on the left lobe.
Last blood results were TSH 0.28 (0.3 - 6) and Free T4 18.6 (9 - 24).
In June 2015 the endocrinologist said my thyroid would probably be dead by the end of that year. On my most recent ultrasound scan, in October 2016, I was told my thyroid was very small, with no inflammation. So my question is, is my thyroid dead?
If my throid is dead, does this mean I no longer have an auto-immune disease, and there is therefore no longer any need for me to be gluten and soya free? Would be lovely to eat without having to read every label in the supermarket!
The doctor had said that when the thyroid dies, there should be no more hyper/hypo swings, and the medication alone would regulate my metabolism. As you may know, the NHS will only test antibodies once, to confirm an auto-immune.
Would be very grateful for any input.