Iodine And Levothyroxine
Posted 21 October 2012 - 07:35 AM
I don't think it is a good idea to drop the medication, and I understand iodine is a necessary component. My question is, will a low iodine diet actually help if I am on medication containing iodine? And if so, could someone here give me a sample day's menu of what you actually eat on a LI diet? It looks awfully restrictive, and some things aren't clear. Breakfast - no eggs, obviously. Are any gluten-free breads low iodine? Rice Chex? gluten-free oatmeal?
Posted 21 October 2012 - 11:04 AM
If you haven't read the thyca.org info on high iodine foods, I suggest you do so. Just removing iodized salt is not a low iodine diet.
Yes, a low iodine diet can be restrictive; however, I felt after 3 years of that Damn Rash, it was a fair trade. I only had to do "total LI" for two weeks - after my rash healed I started adding in high iodine foods slowly. I do realize I was very lucky in that regard.
Probable Endometriosis, in remission from childbirth since 2002.
Hashimoto's DX 2005.
Gluten-Free since 6/2011.
DH (and therefore Celiac) dx from ND.
Responsive to iodine withdrawal for DH (see quote, above).
Genetic tests reveal half DQ2, half DQ8 - I'm a weird bird!
Posted 21 October 2012 - 12:24 PM
Posted 21 October 2012 - 12:37 PM
Posted 21 October 2012 - 09:00 PM
Thanks for the responses. I am very strict about gluten free eating. I know non-iodized salt isn't a LI diet; I just did that as a first step, hoping it might be enough. It wasn't. I did read the thyca.org info a few weeks ago and it scared me, but I am getting ready to try it. Desperate and miserable. I hope two weeks or so will do it for me, too.
Wow, I could've written that exact post. Except I don't take thyroid meds. Back to getting my head around the thyca.org info. At least this time I have more incentive, considering my feeble attempts before were not enough. But it's obvious this DH means business... Good luck!
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