Iodine Side Effects
Hi, I have Hashimotos and my Iodine levels are very low.
I tried Lugols 1 drop a day and it just makes me feel really terrible. I do feel an increase in energy though. But 2 hours after I take it, it feels like I'm breaking mentally.
I feel very weak and sad, and also paronoid. What is going on?
I read Dr. Brownsteins book, and it says nothing about feeling bad. My test shows: 38 L ug/L 100-1100 ug/L (150-300 optimal)I do take 200mcg of selenium everyday.. Please help.
You need to read a book by Jamie Bowthorpe, author of "Stop the Thyroid Madness" which can be found in this site's Store.
She lists the following symptoms for low iodine/Hashimoto's Thyroiditis: anxiety, emotional swings, inabiity to concentrate, foggy thinking, confusion, fatigue, poor stamina, and depression, to name a few.
You may also be experiencing adrenal fatigue. There is information for this on this site also.
I suggest you think about taking Iodoral, a pill form of iodine, which may be easier for your body to tolerate.
Also, think about a body detoxification program. There are several pages on this site that explains different detox products available.
I suggest you look at Full Body Detox
Let me know if any of this helps you.