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post #641 of 710
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Originally Posted by StrongBeliever View Post
Bumping. I am a poor, overly-read chick trying to dx myself on my issues. I've been working with Iodine and feeling a little better, think I am detoxing bromide(which off sets the feeling better thing). That being said, I am trying to solve the mystery of the connections between Iodine deficiency, Hypothyroidism, Adrenal Fatigue and where that all has ominous fingers pointing to Lyme disease. I think. Brain Fog, oh no! If anyone has thoughts regarding those things, do share. LOVE this thread!
I missed this a while ago, sorry!

The adrenal glands and thyroid are intimately connected.

http://www.westonaprice.org/Low-Meta...Therapies.html

http://www.westonaprice.org/Further-...-by-Mouth.html
post #642 of 710
It has been ages since I have been here. Too busy cooking and keeping it all together. I'm looking into the vitamin K protocol and they use something called triquench for the iodine. Anyone have any input on that?

I haven't gone back over posts to see if it has been discussed yet but I'll run a search.
post #643 of 710
Quick question for the "experts" here

I did the iodine protocol form breastcancerchoices.org and had lacerations all over my tongue and mouth, boils on skin, etc. I add the salt flushes fo a while and symptoms got better. I continued for about a month with no return of detox symptoms other than the occassional metallic taste under my tongue. I am now newly pregnant. What is your recommendation - continue as I am? Take less? Take more? Add something else?

Here is a chart of what I am now taking - I added all supplements up for my 1st OB appt today.

A10000IU
Alpha lipoic acid1mg
Ascorbyl Palmitate25mg
B1 Thiamin6.88mg
B122125mcg
B2 Riboflavin258mg
B618.4mg
C1180mg
calcium85mg
chromium210mcg
D200IU
D Biotin300mcg
D3200IU
DHA453mg
E300IU
EPA320mg
Folic Acid2.25mg
K1100mcg
K2 mq41000mcg
K2 mq7100mcg
Lugol's Iodine50mg
Magnesium775mg
Manganese0.5mg
MCT oil215mg
Niacin105mg
Pantothenic Acid22.5mg
Phosphorous38mg
Potassium200mg
Quercetin1mg
Selenium400mcg
Thyroid120mg
Zinc67mg


Thanks for any advice. I want to give baby what he/she needs but don't want to harm with detoxing. KWIM?

Melissa
post #644 of 710
I would probably decrease A while pregnant. Also, I would supplement a little more D than that (although I might get it tested first). And what form of folic acid are you taking? I might consider switching to, or adding, something with 5-MTHF (methyltetrahydrofolate). I would also increase vitamin C significantly- it helps with just so many of the detox pathways.
but I'm no expert by far.
post #645 of 710
MomToEmerson -

I take 2000 IU of D3 daily. My D3 level was just checked at 41. My doctor wants me to increase to 3000 IU daily.

How do you get 50 mg of Lugol's Iodine?

I'm really not that familiar with the rest. I know my naturopath wanted me on 15,ooo IU A in supplements alone. I was not comfortable with that. She stressed that it was from a natural source. I guess I'd rather juice carrots.
post #646 of 710
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Originally Posted by MomToEmerson View Post
Quick question for the "experts" here

I did the iodine protocol form breastcancerchoices.org and had lacerations all over my tongue and mouth, boils on skin, etc. I add the salt flushes fo a while and symptoms got better. I continued for about a month with no return of detox symptoms other than the occassional metallic taste under my tongue. I am now newly pregnant. What is your recommendation - continue as I am? Take less? Take more? Add something else?

Here is a chart of what I am now taking - I added all supplements up for my 1st OB appt today.

A10000IU
Alpha lipoic acid1mg
Ascorbyl Palmitate25mg
B1 Thiamin6.88mg
B122125mcg
B2 Riboflavin258mg
B618.4mg
C1180mg
calcium85mg
chromium210mcg
D200IU
D Biotin300mcg
D3200IU
DHA453mg
E300IU
EPA320mg
Folic Acid2.25mg
K1100mcg
K2 mq41000mcg
K2 mq7100mcg
Lugol's Iodine50mg
Magnesium775mg
Manganese0.5mg
MCT oil215mg
Niacin105mg
Pantothenic Acid22.5mg
Phosphorous38mg
Potassium200mg
Quercetin1mg
Selenium400mcg
Thyroid120mg
Zinc67mg


Thanks for any advice. I want to give baby what he/she needs but don't want to harm with detoxing. KWIM?

Melissa
How about doing fermented codliver oil and get rid of the A? I personally would do more D as well. I would also do folapro instead of the folic acid or add to what you're doing? I also would make sure ny vitamins/minerals where from 100% whole foods

JR-What kind of C do you take? I'm taking SA but I'm worried about it not having any bioflavanoids but it seems the other forms of C are hard to get in high doses without having to take a TON!
post #647 of 710
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JR-What kind of C do you take? I'm taking SA but I'm worried about it not having any bioflavanoids but it seems the other forms of C are hard to get in high doses without having to take a TON!
I take ascorbic acid (Kirkland's Signature, Costco brand ), 1-1g tablet twice a day. It contains citrus bioflavanoids and rose hips, supposedly.
I tried The Right C sodium ascorbate but it causes me GI distress even in small amounts. Not sure why. The only thing my ND and I can come up with is the "glyco-nutrient metabolites" (whatever THAT is) mess with me somehow.
post #648 of 710
Quote:
Originally Posted by MomToEmerson View Post
Quick question for the "experts" here

I did the iodine protocol form breastcancerchoices.org and had lacerations all over my tongue and mouth, boils on skin, etc. I add the salt flushes fo a while and symptoms got better. I continued for about a month with no return of detox symptoms other than the occassional metallic taste under my tongue. I am now newly pregnant. What is your recommendation - continue as I am? Take less? Take more? Add something else?

Here is a chart of what I am now taking - I added all supplements up for my 1st OB appt today.

A10000IU
Alpha lipoic acid1mg
Ascorbyl Palmitate25mg
B1 Thiamin6.88mg
B122125mcg
B2 Riboflavin258mg
B618.4mg
C1180mg
calcium85mg
chromium210mcg
D200IU
D Biotin300mcg
D3200IU
DHA453mg
E300IU
EPA320mg
Folic Acid2.25mg
K1100mcg
K2 mq41000mcg
K2 mq7100mcg
Lugol's Iodine50mg
Magnesium775mg
Manganese0.5mg
MCT oil215mg
Niacin105mg
Pantothenic Acid22.5mg
Phosphorous38mg
Potassium200mg
Quercetin1mg
Selenium400mcg
Thyroid120mg
Zinc67mg


Thanks for any advice. I want to give baby what he/she needs but don't want to harm with detoxing. KWIM?

Melissa
What form of A are you taking? That matters in terms of how much you want. Synthetic can cause problems. A also requires D for processing, so taking more A ups your need for D. Vice versa, too. A and D are sort of like calcium and magnesium in their relationship to each other, except it goes both ways with A and D.

No advice on the detox aspect; I just thought I'd pop in for a second.
post #649 of 710
When do you decided If iodine should be given to a toddler?

DD possibly has a slightly sluggish thyroid. Although her HCP doesn't seemed to concerned but I'm not sure she's right.

Thyroid lab results
TSH 2.56
free T3 3.5
Free T4 1.6

Her HCP wants me to get her thyroid tested again as well as some other labs that came up high.
post #650 of 710
There should be age-adjusted ranges with those numbers. I am pretty sure you can't apply adult ranges to toddlers.
post #651 of 710
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There should be age-adjusted ranges with those numbers. I am pretty sure you can't apply adult ranges to toddlers.
Ya you would think so but I haven't found anything that says what "normal" ranges are for children, maybe I haven't looked in the right places.
post #652 of 710
I just got my loading iodine test results back from Doctors Data and it said that out of loading dosage of 50mg I excreted 28mg for a 56% excretion percentage. I am planning on getting pregant really soon and taking 1/2 tab of iodoral daily but my doc says to stop it if I get pregnant. What should I do?
Also, 2 years ago when my thyroid antibodies were tested they were at 0, and now my TPO is 40 (range 0-60) and my thyroglobulin antibodies are at 50 (range 0-60). Should I be concerned? I was taking echinacea a while back on and off, would this have raised it? And what role does low ferritin (mine is 12), have in this?
I also take NewChapter prenatals, liver capsules(just started), goat milk colostrum, lactoferrin, mega foods b complex, zinc (for skin tags, lines in nails, and can't taste the solution in the taste test), digestive enzymes, lemon water in the morning, herbs from acupuncturist, probiotics, clo/fish oil, vitamin c, and vitamin d. In case this matters
Thanks!!
post #653 of 710
Thread Starter 
See STTM site for low ferritin info:
http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/ferritin/

I would be concerned about the antibodies rising
http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/hashimotos/

Iodine can increase antibodies if you have untreated Hashimoto's. Any chance of gluten intolerance? that is usually the case with exacerbates Hashi's.
post #654 of 710
Thread Starter 
And Re: pregnancy

80% pregnant women are iodine deficient:
http://drdavidbrownstein.blogspot.co...re-iodine.html

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Originally Posted by mom61508 View Post
Ya you would think so but I haven't found anything that says what "normal" ranges are for children, maybe I haven't looked in the right places.
I don't know this for sure either and should since DS just got tested. We are awaiting results and I will let you know what I find out after our appt next Thurs. Brownstein does rec iodine for children and the most current edition of his book has weight/dose guidelines... I think I posted earlier in this thread?

http://drdavidbrownstein.blogspot.co...ed-iodine.html
post #655 of 710
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Originally Posted by JaneS View Post
And Re: pregnancy

80% pregnant women are iodine deficient:
http://drdavidbrownstein.blogspot.co...re-iodine.html

This SCARES ME! We want to conceive again shortly but I just can't figure out whether to not to supp iodine because of Hashis. I can't imagine I get enough from diet alone.

I don't know this for sure either and should since DS just got tested. We are awaiting results and I will let you know what I find out after our appt next Thurs. Brownstein does rec iodine for children and the most current edition of his book has weight/dose guidelines... I think I posted earlier in this thread?

http://drdavidbrownstein.blogspot.co...ed-iodine.html
Please do post about your DS that would be very helpful Thank you for links off to read!
post #656 of 710
Thank you Jane for the response. I have been blood tested for celiac which was negative, but the only allergy test I had done was IGE and that was negative. I do try to avoid wheat, but will get it occasionally.
My doctor told me to stop the iodoral if I get pregnant but doesn't have any recommendations as a replacement. Any suggestions? I would like to continue some form of iodine since I don't eat iodized salt and don't eat any fish/seaweed.
Thanks again!
post #657 of 710
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Originally Posted by BeingMe View Post
Thank you Jane for the response. I have been blood tested for celiac which was negative, but the only allergy test I had done was IGE and that was negative. I do try to avoid wheat, but will get it occasionally.
My doctor told me to stop the iodoral if I get pregnant but doesn't have any recommendations as a replacement. Any suggestions? I would like to continue some form of iodine since I don't eat iodized salt and don't eat any fish/seaweed.
Thanks again!
Just keep in mind That If your sensitive to gluten it won't show up on a celiac test. I think the best way to truly tell If your sensitive is to eliminate it for 6 weeks and reintroduce. It's also a good idea to get rid of gluten for adrenal purposes. It's hard on the adrenals and I think it's really important to do all you can for your adrenals when you're trying to get pregnant because pregnancy is so hard on the adrenals. Just my 2 cents
post #658 of 710
thanks for this thread!!!!!!!!


i am only up to page 4. but when supping iodine a person also needs selenium, mag, c, and the Bs? ANything else?

what abt a person who is not into avoiding the occational (weekly?) cola or using fluride free toothpaste? umm a person who is my dh... would iodine (lugols) be ok?
post #659 of 710
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Originally Posted by gilamama View Post
thanks for this thread!!!!!!!!


i am only up to page 4. but when supping iodine a person also needs selenium, mag, c, and the Bs? ANything else?

what abt a person who is not into avoiding the occational (weekly?) cola or using fluride free toothpaste? umm a person who is my dh... would iodine (lugols) be ok?
i believe iodine would prevent the fluoride from attaching to halogen receptors and cause it to simply be excreted, assuming the detox pathways are working appropriately.
post #660 of 710
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Originally Posted by JacquelineR View Post
i believe iodine would prevent the fluoride from attaching to halogen receptors and cause it to simply be excreted, assuming the detox pathways are working appropriately.
and what abt assuming they are not?
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