Originally Posted by Bri'sgirl
I've seen this thread a couple of times, but just skipped over it. I'm so glad I decided to click on it and read everything. I know I probably have thyroid issues. My mother has had thyroid problems for a while, so I figured I'd end up with them too. (not sure if it's genetic). Reading this makes me believe that I probably have an iodine deficiency. How much sea foods and sea veggies does it take to not have a deficiency? Would lake fish work or just ocean? I'm wondering, because how did traditional societies avoid iodine deficiencies if they didn't live near the ocean?
I have incredibly dry hair and skin, with my lips feeling like they have a chemical burn or something (which is getting somewhat better when I use CLO), fatigue all the time, fuzzy head is an understatement, can't seem to get over a cold I got a month ago, constipation, occassional panic attacks, irritability, and more, I'm sure.
Either way, it sounds like I will need to probably start with a lower dose and work my way up. How do you know when it's time to step up the dose? Gosh, I learn so much from this website!
I've been busy with my two munchkins as well as my niece and nephew so it may take me a bit to get back with you ladies but I will...
Well momma, sounds like me, well how I used to be. I too am glad that you popped in to check out the thread.
Thyroid problems are genetic in the sense that you will "inherit" your mothers thyroid problem and actually it becomes progressively worse down the line. During the first couple trimesters the baby relies solely on mom's thyroid for thyroid hormones and to develop, it isn't until the third trimester that the baby has grown it's own thyroid but any lack mom has baby inherits it. So based on your mom having a thyroid problem and your symptoms I'd say you definitely have a thyroid problem.
I'm trying to find some study with a comparison of the iodine content between freshwater and ocean fish but haven't found one yet. Seafood would need to be your main staple diet like the Japanese, otherwise you'd still be coming up short, still better than most others but supplementing is still a good idea, especially since the water itself it becoming toxic with mercury and arsenic...
I upped my dose once a week, if you do the liquid it would be smaller increments so you could do it every couple days. The first dose is the one you may want to be small, some people get hot all over and then get this giddy hyperness, I got it as did my husband and brother in law, but my mom, sister and friend did not... just depends on the person, but it goes away in about a half hour and you may experience it when you up your dose the next time, again though it's short lived.
gotta run fussy babe...