Fibromyalgia and Thyroid
Hi all, I have suffered from a facial fibromyalgia and atypical trigeminal neuralgia for many years.
I've just been tested for positive for very low Potassium and very low iron in a hair analysis report. I am working hard to restore these.
In the report, there is mention that low potassium could contribute to hypothyroidism.
Has anyone here had their trigeminal neuralgia and/or fibromyalgia cleared up due to taking Iodine? Thanks, Ian
I have not had this question come up before. However, I've done some research for you.
Dr. David Brownstein, noted specialist in iodine deficiency, finds that over 50% of his patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia, including trigger points in the facial area (which you have) also tested positive for hypothyrodism or low iodine in the system. This is also known as thyroid deficiency.
His treatment is the addition of iodine to the diet either a liquid supplement such as Lugols Iodine or Iodoral, pill form with the addition of a detoxification protocol.
More information on these products can be found on this site's main page in the "Store".
He finds that heavy metal poisoning, such as mercury, can be corrected to assist with the fibromyalgia symptoms.
Take a look at Heavy Metal Detox
Please keep me informed of how you are doing.