I just got all of my hormone levels checked since I had pretty much all of the hypothyroid symptoms one can imagine.
- Brain fog,
- Problem swallowing
- Dry Nails & Dry Skin
- Not being able to listen to people, remember things and falling asleep while reading
- Mood Swings and Depression
up to the point where my girlfriend and I believed I am literally mentally retarted.
My doctor suspects me to have Hashimoto's although I still need to get my ultrasound.
I have supplemented with Lugol's 12% for a while back a few months ago including Selenium 200mcg and my skin and my mood drastically got better. I went to the doctor to get properly tested because I was afraid taking too much Iodine.
When I was on the Lugols for the first two days I got no problems swallowing anymore and the bad breath went away but then the bad symptoms started to come back especially the problems swallowing.
I started upping with 400 mcg iodine and 200 mcg selenium now seeing insane positive results on pretty much decreasing all of my conditions. However now I see that I shouldn't be supplementing with Iodine at all.
I am confused now because I see a lot of very good effects on me with the Iodine intake however on the fourth day now I feel might have problem swallowing.
I am afraid that stopping the Iodine will actually worsen again all of the brain fog symptoms etc..
Should I stop the Iodine and hope for the Selenium only to improve the situation or should I be upping maybe 200 mcg of Iodine instead?
Which medication should I be asking my doctor for since I am probably gonna need/be on a hormone replacement and why? What's the difference between the hormone replacements and the iodine?
Thank you in advance so much!