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Tired of Feeling Horrible? Iodine!

Posted by on Feb. 20, 2013 at 5:18 PM
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 To Whom It May Concern:

     Earlier this year, I was finally, after YEARS of feeling crappy, given a test for vitamin D levels. Guess what? It wasn't just sub-par; it was LOW. 10.93. Under thirty is low. Well, started taking 50,000IU vitamin D once per week. Felt amazing for three days! Doc just approved me to take another 50,000IU capsule 3-4 days after the first. In the meantime, I researched vitamin deficiencies. Lo and behold, I find magnesium and Iodine are also common deficiencies here in the USA. Yes---IODINE. The stuff we think we get enough of in salt. Well, girls, we don't. Not only do we not get enough of it in salt, fluoride (in the water), and bromide(in the flour) REMOVE it from our bodies. Upshot is, I started taking an Iodine supplement: "Iodoral", daily. Within two days, I felt better. Within three days my hands stopped shaking, which they have done my entire LIFE. I can think. I am no longer chronically constipated. My skin looks better. I have energy levels rivaling my that in my twenties. AND!!---My hair is growing again.

     Morning nausea is gone. Joint and muscle pain is reduced to the point that I am nearly off medication. No more heartburn. No more brain fog.

     Get your levels checked! Doc won't want to do it; but insist. You will feel better.


by on Feb. 20, 2013 at 5:18 PM
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by on Feb. 20, 2013 at 6:23 PM

I am so glad you found somethingn that works, just curious have you seen an Endorinologist? I had Hasemotos syndrome and had my Thyroid removed many years ago.  I also have migraines. So I take Vit. D, Magnisium and Vit. 12 everyday. 

Just curious if your Thyroid level had been checked by a Specialist. It would take a Iodine uptake to really look at your Thyroid function. 

Thanks for sharing...

by Gold sister on Feb. 20, 2013 at 6:27 PM


by on Feb. 20, 2013 at 7:03 PM

I agree with your last statement..the docs don't like doing the tests. I have no idea why. I had one doctor forever, he'd never do the test. So, I have a different doctor now, he did the test, saw my Iodine levels were low...and then still did not prescribe me anything. So, I told him that I wanted something prescribed. Ever since I've been on those meds, I've been feeling a lot better. May have to get it increased, but, still feeling better overall. 


by Momma of 40ish on Feb. 20, 2013 at 7:32 PM

 I am glad you had it checked and found what was wrong. I agree you should have all your levels checked..

by on Feb. 20, 2013 at 8:21 PM

I know I dont get enough vitamins my doctor is a jerk constantly telling me my pain is my arthistis and wont perform any tests whatsoever.

by Bronze sister on Feb. 20, 2013 at 9:10 PM

I have a thyroid problem, take synthroid.  I still have joint pain, tired, overall feel like crap.  I though it could be fibromyalgia, depression, etc.  I will have to have him check into this.  I want to feel better for a change.

by on Feb. 20, 2013 at 10:33 PM

you would think that when you get a once a year checkup doctors would run those types of tests with it. glad you got it figured out.

by Manning Fan on Feb. 20, 2013 at 11:39 PM

 Thanks for the heads up!

by Sister on Apr. 7, 2013 at 4:10 PM

 I wanted to see one! I was never able to get that far when I was using civilian health insurance, though. The Docs all just pooh-pooed me when the answer wasn't easy & obvious! And really, to be fair to them, a lot of people don't want a simple answer like "You need to eat better and take some supplements, dear." As a veteran, I qualify for VA medical care, and expenses demanded I use it. Good thing I did! My VA GP finally gave me the go-ahead for that when we found out about the vitamin D; then I started taking the Iodoral on my own. I was a little afraid to rock the boat, so I cancelled that appointment.

by Sister on Apr. 7, 2013 at 4:22 PM

 To looneymom424: If your doctor isn't prescribing you tests or allowing them to be done, sometimes you just have to get more aggressive and start looking yourself. That's what I did, but I was desperate. I didn't want to live the rest of my life feeling like this! All I could see ahead of me was a slow spiral into dependence on pain meds that really don't solve the problem. I mean, it would be different if I was SIXTY, you know? I don't know if this will help you or not, but it helped me to be brutally honest about my diet and activity level. Once I did that, I had a more open mind to the vitamin and mineral supplements. But, I'm Pagan, and living at least half-assed closer to nature is part of our creed, LOL.

     Also, without slandering anyone, I would like to point out that medical care isn't free. No matter how moved a doctor is in his or her early days to help humanity, they generally do so in ways that are well-compensated. (and medical training, set-up, equipment, and malpractice insurance ain't free for them, either) Does it make sense to give your patients simple, cheap answers when that will impact your bottom line? I'm just saying...

     I was very intimidated by the idea of getting more aggressive with my doctors, or not taking no for an answer. I was surprised by the response I got, though, when I was able to back up my requests with research I did myself. Even when it was wrong, he seemed to appreciate that I made the effort to help myself. They aren't all like that, though, I know. My daughter's doctor didn't appreciate my polite input one little BIT, lol. He did the tests, tho', and guess who was right?



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