I have Hashi's and positive Celiac antibodies. I am in the process of being worked up for Celiac's disease. My gastroenterologist, which I work with as well, is a brilliant physician. He informed me that Hashimoto's and Celiac disease frequently co-exist so that anyone with Hashi's that also has gi complaints should be tested for Celiac's Dz.
I have never heard specifically of Hashi's or sub-acute thyroiditis causing positive antibodies for Celiac's, but that is not to say that it can't happen. I do know for fact that high antibodies of any type, but specifically those seen in auto-immune conditions can cause false positive results for other tests. People with Lupus, Hashimoto's, and a variety of other autoimmune conditions can have false-positive RPRs (a screening test for syphilis). This can also happen non-autoimmune conditions such as mono or lyme disease too.
I have never heard of a gluten-free diet decreasing the antibody count. According to Dr. Lupo (MedHelp Thyroid Forum physician) and others in the field, 200 mcgs of Selenium a day has been shown in some to decrease antibody levels in Hashi's.
I would sure love the specific answers to your question as well. I was first diagnosed with Hashi's and now have found that i have the gene for Celiac and have been symptomatic with it. I am now on a Gluten free diet and feeling much better and like my old self.
I have the same question did I have Celiac which after many years of not knowing did it cause my bad thyroid to turn to Hashi's or the other way around or do they not work that way together? Will I develop other auto immune problems in the future? I sure hope not. I will keep watching to see if anyone can answer your question. Thanks for asking it. Do you have one or both?
Hi I was intially told I had subclinical thyroidistis, then I was diagnsed with celiac about a year or two later. Then I went on to be diagnosed with sclerits (autoimmune eye disease), and systemic inflammation about two years later. SO far that's it, but I have had a few off liver enzyme tests, and my spleen is also enlarged. Blah,blah, blha..none ofit too interesting,but I just wanted to share becausemyunderstanding most defineitely isnot that following a GF diet will protect you from further autoimmune porblems. I WISH!!!! I follow it very strinctly and have had waymore problems sincemy diagnosis than before. I am no dr, but I think it is the genetic jackpot. Autoimmune disease can beget more autoimmune disease in highly sensitive people.
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