dear mum of six thanks I will look up Dr Brownstein, also I have begun researching iodine for Hashimoto's hypothyroidism. I am large, sleepy, sluggish and life is passing me by I am on thyroxin 125 mcg, upped from 75mcg because my levels were low and I couldn't think, remember words, weight gain etc. NB I chose to have 150mcgs daily and am now starting to feel like my brain might work!! My pulse went down to 52, so something was wrong! my pulse is now 64 at rest. Can you have a look at Womens' Health Institute of Texas please? What is your opinion on the product Iodine Plus 2 - (Iodine with Iodide Plus B12 and Selenium? It looks interesting, I may try it on a low dose. Let me know what you think? Good topic and thanks, Vintagemodel from Australia
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just to add a little to your post.. t4 is converted to t3 in your liver so if one has a crappy diet or any liver issues conversion probably won't be great. that is one thing i do convert right lol. i couldn't take armour and then had issues on synthetic t4/t3 combo.. endo has me on lovexyl now and i'm doing much better. I have an endo that thinks outside the box and is so wonderful...
Look up Dr. David Brownstein online. He is an excellent source of info on iodine. He's an MD who changed the way he treated thyroid patients and a leader in the movement to change thyroid treatment.
I've taken Iodoral for over two years now. One thing to remember when starting iodine, is that you will feel cruddy for a few weeks as your body detoxifies and also gets used to taking iodine. Some people tolerate more than others. I can only tolerate 12.5 mg daily. Some take up to 50. I've also gotten off Synthroid and follow what Stop the Thyroid Madness recommends. I've discovered that I probably don't convert T4 (Synthroid) to T3 (active thyroid hormone) very well and have ended up on Cytomel (T3 only med). I was hoping to end up on dessicated thyroid, but that hasn't worked for me.
I'm a pharmacist, and I only mention that to point out that I've been trained in medicine like every doctor, nurse and other health care professional. I mistakenly believed what little they taught me about thyroid for many years and suffered 10 years on Synthroid. There are other options out there. If Synthroid isn't helping your symptoms go away, then do the research and try something else. You may find a general practitioner or family doctor easier to work with than an endocrinologist. Endos tend to have "god" complexes and don't like patient suggestions.
Feel free to send me a Spark Message if you are interested in more info. Chris
Mom of six wonderful kids including 6 year old twins. I'm also a hypothyroid patient, which makes weight loss that much more difficult.
Be careful w Iodine! homopathic doc told me to start on iodine 2 to 3 x a day. After about a month i had red splotches all over and felt horrible! Honestly I think i did some liver damage as my bilirubin levels have been high ever since. I stopped taking the iodine and the splotches slowly subsided. I wont take it again. May have been ok w just one a day but i am afraid to take it now.
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a lot of endo's or doctors in general don't prescribe patients iodine.. some think we still get enough in our foods.. so don't be surprised if she says you don't need it.. now if she does.. that will be good..
lori, iodine can help with thryoid and depending how bad your thyroid has been damaged you could or might not go off thyroid meds.
I've tried iodoral and i got swelling in the the throat like it was inflammed, but other factors could of played a part in this.. then last year i saw my primary and she said adrenal fatigue could be caused by lack of iodine and had me take kelp supplements so i started a little worried because i got that inflammed thyroid again.. well.. i think it might be lack of Vit D because they had me lower my D in dec and i started getting all these weird symptoms again shin pain and thyroid feeling inflammed so i up'd the D and i feel better and a few of my supplements have iodine in them still.. and it's gone.
do what feels good to your body and just research it all or email your cousin and she if she's tried it lol.. iodine is also good for your breasts and other things in your body..
Heard someone talking yesterday and they said they don't have to take thyroid meds anymore because they had a change in diet and increased iodine! I haven't had a chance to reasearch this yet, but has anyone ever heard of the connection with Iodine?
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