Years ago, long before TTC or IF, I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's syndrome. I was only on Synthroid briefly, long enough to clear up the skin problem that lead to the diagnosis; since then my doctors have pretty much ignored the Hashimoto's as my TSH levels were always in the normal range. At our first NaPro appointment, the doctor told me that I should go gluten free because of the Hashimoto's. To say that I was not happy about this would be a dramatic understatement. (I had heard that advice from others, but I was waiting until directly advised by a doctor to make the switch.) The first test the doctor scheduled was a full thyroid panel, including testing for antibodies. Of course I was secretly hoping that maybe that old diagnosis was wrong, and maybe I didn't really have Hashimoto's. Because of course if I didn't have Hashimoto's, I wouldn't need to go gluten free, right? (To my knowledge, I do not have celiac disease, PCOS, endometriosis, or any other condition that would require me to give up gluten.) The test results came in earlier this week; the normal range for antibodies is 0.0 to 9.0. Mine was 288.8, consistent with Hashimoto's syndrome. So much for that foolish hope.