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Hashimotos Thyroiditis And Celiac Disease

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Hello Everyone,

I am fairly new to this forum, but so far I have been given some great advice.

I was just wondering for all of you who have Hashimotos Thyroid Disease if you have ever heard of someone taking Lugols Solution (iodine) along with their medication. I am currently taking 112mcg of Levoxyl. I am 30 years old and have had Hashis since the age of 14.

I know this is a little of suject with the Celiac forum, but I also believe that I have a gluten intolerance. If anyone has any advice that would be great!! I have done a little research on the internet but I can't seem to find much correlation between Hashimoto's Thyroiditis and Lugols Solution (Iodine)

Thank you

TIFFANY :D

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Oh I forgot to add that my current doctor prescribed 2 drops a day of Lugols Solution (Iodine)

I have been taking it but I still wonder if anyone has heard of this before?

I don't have a goiter, but I do have a small nodule on one side of my thyroid gland that my endocronologist said was common with Hashi's and there was no concern.

I would appreciate any advice

Thank you so much!!!

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Hi Tiff,

In a normal person, iodine might stimulate your thyroid to produce more hormones (a trick some people use to lose weight... although I'm not sure it's a good idea). If you have Hashimoto's disease, however, your thyroid is basically a "dead horse." No amount of kicking is going to make it perform again ;) It like being a type I diabetic... if your pancreas has stopped producing insulin, the only thing you can do is add supplemental insulin. There's no medication that can force your pancreas to produce insulin if it doesn't have that capability. The strategies that type II diabetics use (like taking medication, losing weight, and changing their diet) have very little effect.

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Hi Tiff,

In a normal person, iodine might stimulate your thyroid to produce more hormones (a trick some people use to lose weight... although I'm not sure it's a good idea). If you have Hashimoto's disease, however, your thyroid is basically a "dead horse." No amount of kicking is going to make it perform again ;) It like being a type I diabetic... if your pancreas has stopped producing insulin, the only thing you can do is add supplemental insulin. There's no medication that can force your pancreas to produce insulin if it doesn't have that capability. The strategies that type II diabetics use (like taking medication, losing weight, and changing their diet) have very little effect.

Thanks Mother of Jibril,

Yeah, I was thinkin the same thing. But I just thought someone may know why he put me on the iodine. It kind of worries me. I almost feel like a guinea pig. My doctor said it supports the thyroid gland. I am on a detox program, but I still don't understand why he would put me on Lugols Solution. Why is it so hard to find a good, reliable, trustworthy, doctor that you don't have to second guess what they are doing. Trust me, I have been through all the bad ones. I just want to find one good doc.

I just don't know if I should stop the Lugols or just keep taking it until I finish the detox in 3 weeks. My husband believes that it can't hurt even if it isn't really helping my thyroid.

Thanks for you advice I greatly appreciate it

TIFF :D

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But I just thought someone may know why he put me on the iodine. It kind of worries me. I almost feel like a guinea pig. My doctor said it supports the thyroid gland. I am on a detox program, but I still don't understand why he would put me on Lugols Solution. Why is it so hard to find a good, reliable, trustworthy, doctor that you don't have to second guess what they are doing. Trust me, I have been through all the bad ones. I just want to find one good doc.

I just don't know if I should stop the Lugols or just keep taking it until I finish the detox in 3 weeks. My husband believes that it can't hurt even if it isn't really helping my thyroid.

I just thought I should mentione that iodine can DEFINITELY hurt if you are one of the celiacs who develop the skin rash, dermatitis herpetiformis (aka DH). DH sufferers are supposed to avoid iodine until the rash clears up.

JoAnn

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I'm starting to hear that iodine deficiency is coming back because people are cutting down on using iodized salt, using sea salt instead.

Iodine in reasonable quantities won't hurt and yes, I have heard of people using Lugol's. But too much iodine can make your hypothyroid worse, so don't go nuts with it.

It depends on where you are with Hashi's. Your thyroid goes through a period of dying. Sometimes it produces a little thyroid, sometimes you can actually go hyperthyroid with it. Not sure how much help iodine is to you once your thyroid is completely non-functional. I have a dead thyroid myself, irradiated it to kill it. I had Graves disease, which makes you hyperthyroid.

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Thank you for all of your advice!!!

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