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Iodized salt and thyroid
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Iodized salt and thyroid

Hi. I want to thank you for answering my previous question.  I have discovered today that I use iodized salt. My question is; is there any corrolation with iodized salt and hypothyroid. My hypothesis is taking Synthroid and using iodized salt is counteracting. Could this be why I still feel lousy?  I'd give anything right now to start feeling better. Am I just grasping at straws here.  I do remember, being at a younger age, that the doctor had recommended iodized salt for a goiter I had. Could I have had thyroid disease back then?  The doctor back then did the free thyroxine levels all the time and came back normal.  Thank you in advance.
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If you are taking synthroid (for hypothyroid) and this is stable, there is likely no problem at all w/ using iodized salt.  It should not influence thyroid function.  In most cases iodine is healthy for the thyroid, in other cases it can cause hypo or hyperthyroidism.
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