I was searching for info on goiter recently because I suspect the lump in my throat that started 3 months ago that I was blaming on allergies just might be a swollen thyroid. Iodine supplementing has taken the swollen lump feeling out of my throat.. starting almost instantly.. it's only come back once since but now im noticibg that I have a bump on my neck now... I can't tell if it's swollen thyroid or just looks that way because I have a skinny neck. Never noticed it before.. but I wasn't looking either.
From some of the stuff I've read, some say that if goiter is caused by Iodine deficiency, supplementing should make it go back down.. tben some others say there is no way to shrink it back... it needs to be removed?? I don't want to believe that.
I have nothing to even base mine on. I had a TSH level of 3.77 in March 2013 but nothing done recently and my swelling came out of nowhere.. I suspect I know what caused it, but it doesn't make sense WHY.
That's assuming it even is goiter/thyroid and not something else in ny throat swelling.
Have you noticed any environmental factors or eating certain foods play a roll in the increased swelling?
What I question isn't stopping the iodine, but wondering if one of the supplements like selenium should be increased... or something else added.. like L- tyrosine to help the thyroid use it more efficiently?