Always wondered about this. A year ago a chiropracter / holistic doctor gave me an Iodine 'painted on' patch test. My body absorbed all of the brown iodine that was 'painted' on my skin in a 5 cm x 5cm square - in about 10 hours! The chiro said this was way to fast so I must be Iodine deficient. My medical thyroid labs were in range at that time, but, like always, I still had hypo symptoms. I took iodine kelp for a week and stopped, medical Dr. said taking iodine is a NO NO!
What is the deal with that iodine patch test and some people taking iodine if it can cause problems? I have never read about this here.
Funny you say that Stella but I have avoided Iodine for a few years now because I was Hyper then when I went hypo after RAI, the first thing I ate was Tuna and my aches would subside.
Now if I feel hypo, I have a tuna sandwich and feel better but am still careful of iodine in foods due to me being very drug sensitive where the thyroxin can make me hyper so quick if I take too much.
But tuna does the trick for me if I am hypo and its all natural too :)
Intersesting. The last 20 years with hypo symptyms, I have had a salt craving. I am addicted to table salt and salty foods! With my new Armour, I felt I went hypo the fourth week in, and now that I think of it, my salt craving seemed to diminish. In my case, there might be a connection? I didnt get a lab (and ultra scan!) till after I decreased my Armour myself, thyroid went nuts. I could not wait, so now the lab will be a little inaccurate. Will read the iodine thread. Thanks!
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