Thanks for the replies. I started trying the correction mixture of salt and water.
I don't know if it really helped, because by the next day or so I was having less side effects, and was quickly up to a gram per day. (where I still am)
The one REALLY weird side effect I still have is on my right wrist I have a large patch of skin where the hair fell out or broke off?
Unusual because if anything I have noticed an increase in body hair since starting iodine. This patch of hair has little hairs/follicles that are very short. I'm not sure if it's new hairs growing in, or the old ones broken off.
It's me again. I wanted to get some thoughts on something that has occured lately. Since 4 weeks I started using Iodine again and I am amazed at how much sskki I can tolerate now (like approx 100mg daily). I use:
- 12.5mg daily (3 times a week)
- and on 2 days I use 100mg of SSKI and 1800 mcg of nascent iodine. It's a pretty hefty dose for me. I do all the companion nutrients, salt pushes (regurlary but maybe not often enough) etc. (I posted some other topics, where I use alot of supplements)
However, these is just 1 problem that has occured lately: my left eyelid is twitching sometimes and it's a bit heavier then I experienced before. It's just a sudden twitch, but doesn't happen all day long. It just comes and goes, but I'm almost positive that it came after I started Iodine again, because prior to that I continued to use all of the other supplements. The only thing I changed right now is:
- 12.5mg daily = 1 iodoral tablet (3 times a week)
- 100mg Iodide (4 drops SSKI = 4 x 25mg) and 1800 mcg nascent iodine (3 drops nascent iodine = 3 x 600mcg)
2 times a week
- 2 days off while continuing the companion nutrients.
I just wonder, why do I experience these symptoms? Could anyone take a guess?
What kind of genetic tendencies do you think I may have?
I do want to try DHEA again but I'm afraid of messing up my hormones. Is it ok to take short term, like a month, even if I'm not sure if I'm deficient? I got magnesium oil because I read it can increase DHEA more safely but it gave me a rash everywhere I sprayed it.
The salt water thing seems interesting. Can I do that with Sea Salt ? That's all we ever use in my household
And I have seen an adrenal fatigue cortisol/dhea saliva test on Amazon. It had good reviews but it's a little expensive for me right now. I'm going to consider it though.
Thanks for your help. I got accepted into the group and made a post yesterday but it isn't showing up yet, so I'm hoping they didn't deny it and it just needs to be approved.
I don't know that Iodine will help all those symptoms, but you'll have to see. On Lugol's 2%, I'd add 1 drop each day. At some point you just won't want to raise anymore, so you'll stay there until you feel ready to resume adding drops.
If you're low in B12, please add sublingual methylcobalamin 5000 mcg once in the morning. Just let it slowly dissolve under your tongue.
No matter the range for TSH, if your result is not <=2.0, it's not normal.
I have been taking Iodine off and on for the last 3-4 years, along with the co-supplements. When I first started taking it I lost a lot of weight and my face got A LOT less puffy (similar to the picture of this girl). At the time I was drinking Slurpees everyday and I never thought the Slurpees could be related to the reduction in low-thyroid symptoms.
So off and on over the past 3-4 years, I continued to take Iodine and I never had the same effect as when I first started taking it. Then I randomly started to eat a tub of Ben and Jerry's ice cream every day (as a meal) for like 10 days and noticed the EXACT same effects as when I was drinking slurpees everyday - puffy face reduction, weight loss. So I've continued eating ice cream every day for about 30 days now and continue to see results.
My theory is that the cold temperatures somehow boost or help regulate thyroid hormones. Has anyone had similar experiences? lol
I believe this is ground breaking science!!!!
Note: I have read that sugar is somewhat necessary for thyroid function and that "low carb" diets hurt thyroid function. However I do not believe the effect was caused by an increase in sugar because I already eat a lot of sugar and eating slurpees/ice cream every day didn't increase my daily sugar intake. (eg. I typically drink a Coke with my food - so I just replaced Coke with a Slurpee).
I usually took Iodine in the morning by itself (with real salt), then selenium/magnesium/b2/b3 at lunch, then ate the slurpees/ice cream for dinner.
KI is the molecule the body uses. the thyroid makes thyroid hormones with the iodine. yes, the KI molecule is broken up by the thyroid. T1, T2, T3, and T4 all designate how many atoms of Iodine they have in them in their names. KI, the molecule used to "iodize" salt, is broken aprt and recombined by the body all the time. it provides elemental Iodine to the places it is needed.
look at it this way. iodide, the salt, is just food. the elemental form as in Lugols is caustic, reactive, and corrective in nature. it is more like medicine. i still take iodine every day because i can, but is it necessary? probably not most of the time, especially in one who is iosdine sufficient, which can take 3 months or 3 years, depending on the condition of the person.
as for the lungs, KI is an expectorant, not an antibiotic. ozone directly into the blood is what i prefer for infections.
Many thanks, I think I would prefer to do that as I need support for this. What about taking a kelp tablet with just the RDA (iodine) in it, I read kelp is good for the adrenals - it is the one I used to take before I started on Iodine and it never gave me an issue.
Trapper (below) is right that you should cut down on the dosage. Ever hear the expression: Too much of a good thing? Salt is essential to our survival, but you can kill yourself with it if you ingest a cup or two in one sitting.
As to expense, you can make your own Lugol's cheaply and have enough left over to sell to friends and family for a lot less than they'd have to pay on line. Just Google "make Lugol's" and you'll see Tony's YouTube video. You'll have an initial cost--one of them being a postage scale to weigh the Iodine crystals. I think mine cost about $4 or $5.Your small investment will repay you. I made a batch of Lugol's about 2 years ago, gave some to friends and family and still have plenty for me.