Iodoral Is Amazing - 2011 (continued from 12-26-10)
Posted on Jan 23, 2011
20 people found the following review helpful
Just went to my MD this morning (endocrinologist, who I notice is listed on Breast Cancer Choices doctor list for iodine use in breast cancer patients, and who is willing to work with Hashimoto's patients using natural thyroid medications, plus advises gluten - casein - soy free diet for hypothyroidism, etc.) and I took my lab results from 2 days ago. Complete Blood Count, Blood Chemistry Profile, Lipid - Cholesterol Profile, Thyroid Panel. Every single test was in normal range except Cholesterol (240 although HDL was 94) but Dr. says Hypothyroid patients can run a little high and it will improve with treatment for the Hashi's condition. Bottom line: Dr is OK with my taking 50mg Iodoral per day, says I am doing well and do not have to come in for 3 months (was on 2 months apart visits for awhile recently, pre-Iodoral). I feel the best all around I have ever felt in my life, and am on less thyroid medication than immediately pre-Iodoral - it had been only T-3, 50 mcg per day split in 2 doses and I felt rather crummy anyway (now 75mcg Levo generic T-4 and 25mcg generic T-3 split up 4 times per day in quarters). [Dr. says take more T-3 in cold months, less in summer.] I hope to gradually improve my auto-immune situation and get my T-4 to T-3 natural conversion working. Have lost weight, 5-ft-5-in 130 now, vision improved, feel optimistic and have improved skin (less dry and not splitting or excessively sweating anymore). At original Hashi diagnosis Nov 2007, I weighed 154, was eating a lot of gluten and dairy foods, felt horrible and totally fatigued, and the standard Rx, plain T-4 from insurance co. dr. just made me feel worse. It has taken almost 3 years (since July 2008) and going GFCFSF and working with this new dr., going on Armour Thyroid for awhile (until it became scarce and then reappeared horribly reformulated and it made me worse!), adding in T-3 and now Iodine to get to the point I am at, and I do T-Tapp and take long walks outdoors (unless icy like recently here) and do two-at-a-time stair climbing 25-30 floors (when icy) so it takes a multi-faceted approach I believe, and working closely with the proper dr. Iodine should be tried by everyone but do the lab work before, during and after, work with medical doctors or highly skilled others with proven track records in treating thyroid disorders, and get free of the toxins as necessary beforehand. (Dietary and environmental such as typically found in cleaning products in this country, etc.)
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