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Very Low Vitamin D, gh TSH, low B12, IBS-D. Monitoring

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Very Low Vitamin D, high TSH, low B12, IBS-D. Monitoring thyroid, but the TSH has been btwn a 5-6 for 6 years now and all the watching is doing what for me? So I was told to try gluten-free, and I am wondering how long it takes to see a difference if that is infact causing some of these issues to arise
JA: When was the last time you had your levels checked? Have you noticed any weight loss or weight gain?
Customer: just last week, this gluten free thing is new. only about a week and half in. My weight went very up from a medication I no longer take in 2010 (same time my TSH went up) and I have only been able to lose 11 of the 51lbs I gained in that year despite everything I have tried
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I take anti-anxiety med- lorazepam. I don't take any others. I just feel like keeping being told to wait and watch and test when im symptomatic is incredibly frustrating and no real explanation as to why
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.


One does not watch a TSH at that level.

It is hypothyrodism.

THose who are treated have much better outcomes.

You need to see an endocrinologist who is up to date.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I did go to the endocrin and that was his plan.
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.


so what is your question exactly?

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