"two piss holes in a saggy snowbank" LMAO! Is the honeymoon over?
Where have you been? You MUST put yourself on the "iodine people" map, see my "where am I?" post below? Do it NOW!
ok, this is where having slummed around this forum for so long REALLY comes in handy. I recall reading that sleep in the eyes is a sign of io-deficiency... that's kind of a gross generalization IMO, we all wake up with a little of that, I think, so let's conjecture that abnormalities of discharge CAN be a sign of iodine deficiency.
Here's the post that started me thinking, I'm just posting a snippet from it:
“ The urinary bladder (UB meridian) ………arriving at the corner of the eye next to the nose. “Sleepies” in the eye represent iodine deficiency. “Sleepies” are the matter in the corner of the eye. Eye doctors have other explanations but kelp answers the problem. However that is not what the eye doctors recommend as they reach for the prescription pad. The resultant pharmaceutical will cover up the symptoms and leave the cause untouched,”
OK, but WHY do sleepies in the eyes represent iodine deficiency? Turns out that the sodium iodide symporter(NIS) is present in the lacrimal gland. I don't profess to completely understand this, let's just say that lots of iodine molecules gather at these symporter stations... ? ?
"The human sodium iodide symporter (hNIS) is an intrinsic transmembrane protein that mediates the active transport of iodide across the basolateral membrane of thyroid follicular cells. In addition to normally functioning thyroid tissue, various extrathyroidal tissues, including salivary gland, lacrimal gland, gastric mucosa, choroid plexus, and lactating mammary gland, have been demonstrated to accumulate iodide.
Lacrimal apparatus of the right eye. The lacrimal gland is to the upper left. The right side of the picture is towards the nose.
Have a look around www.iodine4health.com ...more info there on iodine and the eyes, also iodine and the exocrine system. There's info there on povidone eye drops as well.
OK, this is all fine and good, yes, I think that we can safely say that abnormalities in eye "discharge" CAN be due to iodine deficiency...
You got a mongo dose of iodinated contrast media~ My GUESS is that that is the culprit here. Your NIS symporter station got "jammed" somehow, I know, nice diagnosis, huh?
What will fix that? Well, you could start supplementing iodine again, my dear. There is no retention mechanism for iodine in the body. Iodine is meant to flow through us, benefiting us all throughout it's journey. Iodine is present in tears, sweat and urine. It's part of the water that flows through us.
ohh, I might delete that, it sounds kinda hippy-dippy! :)
PS~ RADIOACTIVE iodine can cause permanent damage to the lacrimal gland. Just an FYI.