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Old 07-30-2011, 04:44 PM
Location: Between Seattle and Portland
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I've been hypothyroid for years and been a good little pharma patient on varied doses of Synthroid and Cytomel, as prescribed by four different endocrinologists. None would ever prescribe Armour Thyroid for me, so I haven't tried that.

My docs all said my thyroid readings were "normal." So I figured since I was growing older, that was the reason I still felt so dragged out most of the time and why my skin and hair were so dry and flaky. I sure don't feel "normal."

In 1997 the makers of Ioderal and Lugol's Solution for iodine supplementation carried out clinical studies to explore the hypothesis that maintaining whole-body sufficiency of iodine requires 12.5 mg a day, an amount similar to what the Japanese consume -- FIFTY TIMES what the average American gets daily.

Here's a physician's report on the Iodine Project and its results:

Iodine for Health by Donald W. Miller, Jr., MD
Excerpt: People who take iodine in these amounts report that they have a greater sense of well-being, increased energy, and a lifting of brain fog. They feel warmer in cold environments, need somewhat less sleep, improved skin complexion, and have more regular bowel movements.

Any hypothyroid patients out there who have supplemented with either Iodoral tablets or Lugol's solution? What were your results?

I'd really like to self-medicate with one or the other since I'm not into changing my whole diet over to a Japanese one.

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