I don’t know, unfortunately :/ I’ll try to look into this and see if I can find anything though.
Copied and pasted from a different post I just replied to recently:
Eating disorders can “cause” what would be seen as hypothyroidism. I have seen it referenced in many places, particularly recalling “Decoding Anorexia” by Carrie Arnold - I can’t get the book out right now, but I recall the cringing at know some doctors give people with AN hypo-thyroid medication! *edit* just found the page where they talk about it:
"Hormone production also slows. ‘The endocrine system is considerably affected. We know that most of the female hormones need fat to be produced,’ he said. ‘The thyroid slows down because there isn’t enough protein to bind to the various aspects of iodine and so on, so thyroid production is actually quite low. Although this looks like hypothyroidism in labs results, it’s actually a very common sign of malnutrition.’" - Decoding Anorexia by Carrie Arnold page 88
Wikipedia even shows it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anorexia_nervosa_(differential_diagnoses)
Here is a study that somewhat talks about it: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3278909/
Thanks so much! I am currently cringing at said doctors.
I don’t know about AN actually causing hypothyroidism (in the long term, not just something that “looks like” it). By “don’t know” I don’t mean I am skeptical, I mean I literally haven’t looked into it and am a bit lazy right now to do so, hah.