Though it can require a lot of patience, there really is no substitute for making ONE change at a time so that you can truly evaluate what the change did. For that reason, I'd definitely give the g/f diet the full three weeks the nutritionist suggested before making any more dietary changes. I went g/f a few years ago for reasons other than thyroid. I was g/f for close to a year, and I saw no changes to my thyroid condition whatsoever. There were changes...not for the better. So give it time to see what it does, but don't hang onto it if it doesn't seem to be doing anything, either.
Both the carbs and the constipation could be causing your bloat, especially if you're unused to eating so many carbs. About anything "different" can cause bloating.
It's going to take a while for your D levels to rise.
Perhaps a different brand of magnesium would be better? Hives are usually an allergic reation. Maybe the fillers in the supplement are a problem for you.
After the G/F diet you may want to go Lactose free. I have problems with Lactose....
goolarra...."there were changes...not for the better"
Did you have problems with G/F diet?? Just wondering......
Thank you for your responses.
I think you are right and I will wait until I can see my nutritionist before eliminating dairy.
I will stop the magnesium today. I just noticed something weird. The hives started a week after I started the magnesium, but almost the same day I started the gluten free diet. I noticed that I had them yesterday after breakfast, and they came back tonight. The only thing that I have eaten in the morning yesterday and tonight is gluten free bread. Maybe is that. I will stop the magnesium first and then I will see. Thanks.
I went g/f because a friend suggested the diet to me. I didn't do it for thyroid reasons, and back then, I don't even know if it was being touted as good for thyroid.
Anyway, no, I did not have a good experience. I ended up with some g/e problems that really were not pretty and ultimately had to have some minor g/e surgery. In retrospect, I'm sure that I should have abandoned the g/f diet long before I did, but I had gotten myself into a place where I was afraid to make ANY changes until my new symptoms went away.
If a new diet, supplement or medication (most, anyway) doesn't make you feel better, then it's probably not worth pursuing. Any benefit to your body from these things is going to make you feel better. If you don't, then you probably don't need it.
I'm 61, and any upset in the applecart, even if it might be considered beneficial by someone younger, can upset lifelong habits ...something you might not want to do without careful consideration.
Try changing your carbs. Opt for vegetables over the crackers, bread and potatoes. Veggie's, are complex carbs and take longer to break down in the stomach; that might eliminate the bloating/constipation.
If you are not gluten intolerant I highly advise against doing the diet. I did for a year, my thyroid got worse, and I developed nutritional deficiencies. I also developed other diseases. I don't know if this was caused by gf, but if you don't need to I would choose another way of eating healthy.