Thank you, Karen. And for the compliment as well! I do understand the necessity of education. We just got a book 'Breast Cancer & Iodine: How to Prevent and How to Survive Breast Cancer' by David Derry, but I lent it to a friend and have to get it back! My mother had a non-malignant tumor removed many years ago and is having breast pain in that spot now and as in her other breast. I'm just hoping to make sure we keep her safe. I'm taking 50 mg of Iodoral a day since 25 didn't get rid of my fibrocystic breast pain. I have a hard lump the size of a bb in one breast, but two thermograms and two sonograms showed it to not be an issue, let's hope anyway.
Thank you for the link and I'll keep reading.
your mom needs to be prepared to decrease her dosage of synthroid. its her choice. she knows when she is going hyper because that is probably how they adjusted her dose to begin with. if she goes hyper, cut back on the synthroid, not the iodine. dr brownstein(get his books too on Iodine and thyroid) says a third can reduce thymeds, a third can stop them altogether and a third stay the same. the Iodine still does all the other stuff so its still necessary.
what are symptoms of goin g hyper thyroid.
in desperation and exhaustion i went from armour which was not working to 200 mcgs synthroid. having symptoms of nausea, sweating, palpatations then extreme fall asleep exhaustion. thyroid seems to be pulsing. very uncomfortable. 4th day of synthroid. help.
I was also on 200 mcgs of Synthroid and had been on Synthroid for about 7 years or thereabouts.
Over the last 2 years I have reduced my Synthroid to between 50 mcgs - 100 mcgs a day (according to energy levels), slowly, and guided by my own sense of well being.
My levels, when checked by the "doctor" always come back as within normal range.
In the early stages of Iodine supplementation I did have the side effects which are supposed to be rare, but I think are more common than are stated: i.e, increased snot pardon the french, and metalic taste in the mouth as well as iodine mumps at the side of the neck.
After 2 years of supplementation, I feel unbelievably good. My thyroid (I only half half following surgery some years back) has reduced in size, and the nodules have also reduced in size. The big gain is that I have no pain in my thyroid at all (after many years of almost daily chronic thryoid pain aka thyroiditis).
One more question: My mother just reminded me that she reacted to the Iodine in a medical test - I forget the name of it - but it might have been an MRI. She broke out in a rash and the nurses started freaking out. She hadn't been tested for Iodine allergy. Good thing to remember, huh? So, does Iodoral provoke an iodine allergy?