I know a lot of people here have taken zinc, but has anyone done a liquid zinc taste test? How accurate is it? It doesn't taste metallic to me but has what my taste buds perceive to be a subtle lemon flavor..
My thyroid also hurts when I take too much Iodine or selenium.
My latest blood test shows total iron, TIBC, and transferrin saturation all in range. (The doctor didn't bother to do ferritin.) RBC and HGB are also normal. My iron levels do go up and down thanks to my heavy periods but I manage to keep them in range with organ meats.
Edit: Nevermind I just realized you said selenium made it worse.
I took 400 mcg of selenium (l-selenomethionine)a day for a few weeks before starting Iodine to resolve my thyroid pain during Iodine and 600 mgs a day of NAC helped with this. Sometimes it returned if I went down to 200 mcg. There are other co-supplements needed during Iodine supplementation. Do you have hashimoto's?
I have antithyroid antibodies but (last I checked which was a year ago) not enough to be diagnosed with Hashimoto's. Apparently, a sizeable portion of the population has these antibodies without having Hashimoto's.
Too much Iodine and my thyroid feels like pins and needles. I tried adding more selenium to dampen the reaction but it gave me a sore throat (symptom of selenium overdose)?