You should work with an Integrative Medicine MD who specializes in gut health to address this issue. The reason people do better on low FODMAPS diet is because they have severe gut issues and dysbiosis. It’s not because FODMAPS are bad. The solution is not to remain on low FODMAPS diet – that would be a disaster long-term, as you’ll starve your gut microflora to death. FODMAP foods are basically high soluble fiber that’s present in prebiotics.
Second, the medications you may be taking for these additional health issues could themselves affect the absorption of your thyroid hormones. Thyroid medications are referred to as “goldilocks” hormones, which mean that they have a narrow therapeutic index. They are dosed in micrograms (1/1000th of a milligram), and very slight changes in doses (such as what happens if absorption is affected) can lead to symptoms due to under-treatment or over-treatment. I came across a few surprises.
Certain medicines should not be used at or around the time of eating food or eating certain types of food since interactions may occur. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur.
This medicine will add to the effects of alcohol and other CNS depressants (medicines that slow down the nervous system, possibly causing drowsiness). Some examples of CNS depressants are antihistamines or medicine for hay fever, other allergies, or colds; sedatives, tranquilizers, or sleeping medicine; prescription pain medicine or narcotics; barbiturates; medicine for seizures; muscle relaxants; or anesthetics, including some dental anesthetics.
I did the 23andme testing as well as Genomind testing with a doctor some time ago and was able to determine that I had an MTHFR mutation. It’s also important to note that MTHFR gene mutation is a complex and very individualized condition.
Then a psychiatrist recommended I take Vessel Care. I felt better on a tiny dose but it gave me insomnia and some jitters. I stopped taking and immediately crashed back into body pain and depression. My Dr. is now asking me to take TMG since I am so sensitive to the methylated supplements. Do you have any thoughts on this.
Low stomach acid can have the same symptoms as acid reflux. I also learned that acid reflux symptoms are very common in people having Hashimoto’s. With my clients and readers, I have seen some people report improvement in thyroid symptoms and thyroid function tests following the removal of fluoride from their lifestyle. In another study focused on the effects of fluoridation on the thyroids of children, it was observed that high fluoride exposure can cause functional abnormalities of the thyroid.
How Other Diseases and Medications Affect Your Thyroid
My doctor has had me start taking 5-mthfr and alpha lipoid acid. How do you feel about aspirin usage for MTHFR gene mutations? Everyone tells me I should be taking a baby aspirin daily but I am only 31 and therefore concerned about the long-term use of aspirin. Further I have read about rebound effects of stopping aspirin after long-term use and going in to a hypercoagulable state. According to my doctor he told me to take folic acid, but the more I study the more I find I should be taking the pure form of folate and not taking folic acid.
I’m on Methylfolate (3400mcg), P5P (50mg), B12 (1000mcg) – daily from 2 months before pregnancy. I’m taking DHA, choline, D3 and other commonly vitamins additionally. I have also low level of protein S, that’s why I’m on baby aspirin 75mg and heparine 0,4ml. I’m feeling very well and it’s OK with baby according to my doctors. I’m planning to breastfeed my baby until 6 months old and I’m wondering should I stop with suplements in this period or should I take lower dose of them to protect my baby from the negativ effects of my mutation , like autism etc.