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Recent blood test

I had blood test taken last week at 08-06 in the morning after requesting testing for hypothyroidism.

I have the typical symptoms of fatigue, tiredness, feeling cold (when others don't) dizzy and lightheaded, depression, anxiety and feeling unwell.

My question is could my symptoms be due to my vitamin levels being low and so producing an under active thyroid or am I clutching at straws?

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What exact thyroid blood tests did you have?

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Not sure yet, I will post the results when I have them. The nurse showed me on the screen what the Doctor was testing for and there was quite a few items but the ones I remember are B12, Ferritin, Folate but there looked to be around 10 items she was testing for.

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Sotonowl,

Low or deficient vitamins and minerals don't cause hypothyroidism but can cause fatigue, dizziness, depression/low mood and general unwellness.

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Thank you Clutter. I should have my results around Friday so will put them up on here for discussion.

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A few people do manage to improve Thyroid function by strictly gluten free diet. Sometimes dairy free or autoimmune paleo (no gluten, grain or dairy)

Vitamins need improving too obviously

If you have Hashimoto's then leaky gut, gluten low vitamins etc are making situation worse. Correcting these can in a few cases be enough to delay starting Thyroid replacement hormones. But it's rare

Changing to a strictly gluten free diet may help reduce symptoms, help gut heal and slowly lower TPO antibodies

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Low stomach acid can be an issue

Lots of posts on here about how to improve with Apple cider vinegar or Betaine HCL

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Other things to help heal gut lining

Bone broth

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Probiotics

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Importance of magnesium

hypothyroidmom.com/two-vita...

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Thanks Slow Dragon. I've already gone gluten free and dairy free.

I just got to wondering if my problems were just caused by a lack of essential vitamins. I do eat meat and a well balanced diet but I thought maybe I had an absorption issue. Just have to wait for the test results won't I?

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Hi can you have a well balanced diet without eating any dairy? I thought this had some vitamins which were essential to good health and which are hard to get elsewhere? Correct me if I am wrong please. x

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Yes you can and it is far easier if you are also not vegan. Lots of people around the world are lactose intolerant.

The vitamins and minerals in dairy products are also in meat and fish. Calcium is obtainable from green veg, almonds, fish like sardines and water.

In the UK there is no vitamin D in dairy products, and in North America you have to eat/drink gallons of the stuff to get a noticeable amount.

If you go gluten free as well then you are forced to eat a wider range of non-processed foods and it is this variety that will ensure your diet is balanced.

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Ok fair enough. Thanks for the info. x

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I take Almond milk every day, I also eat Almonds a couple of times a week and I eat Tuna a couple of times a week. Is it enough?I'm not sure but I'm trying. Whilst cows milk is full of the things we need I never lose sight of the fact it does come from cows, think we are the only being to take another beings milk, maybe wrong though.

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The type of fish you are advised to eat for calcium is oily fish particularly sardines. The reason for that is you actually eat some of the bones by accident. Oily fish also have the omega 3 fatty acids in them.

Tuna, while good for lots of vitamins and minerals such as magnesium, isn't good for calcium and omega 3 fatty acids.

And you can eat a handful of almonds everyday apparently. Though I suspect that would get boring.

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Izabella Wentz advises to watch out for too many almonds in diet

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Thanks for the link. Found it helpful 😊

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