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Is Iodoral Better than Lugol's Oil for Thyroid?


#1

Hi there,

My test is in the so-called low-normal' range, and my temperature is very low, so I've been iodine loading with Lugol's oil for the past month, or so. I would have bought Iodoral, but as I live in the UK, it's very expensive.

I've been taking Lugol's oil in my water for about the past month, and my body temperature has increased a bit, but I'm still well below normal body temperature (about 96 degrees first thing in the morning; around 96.8 in the evening).

I'm probably clutching at straws here, but would it be worth trying Iodoral before I try and convince my Doctor to give me further thyroid tests?

Thanks


#2

Iodoral is not different from Lugol's.

How many mg's of iodine have you taken at this point?

Have you been tested for thyroid anti-bodies?


#3

Thanks for your response, KSman. I didn't think there's much difference but like I said, I am probably clutching at straws a little, as I was hoping that taking iodine might have fixed some of my issues.

I increased my dosage over the course of about five weeks to (what I gathered from reading online) would be about 80mg a day, and maintained that dosage for about ten days (that was after staying at 50mg for about two weeks).

I haven't had a thyroid anti-body test, as I first noticed that my test is in the lower end of the so-called "normal" scale, and have really just been trying to establish whether my thyroid was causing this. But that's certainly something I'll look into.

Although I have seen some improvement in body temperature and I feel less cold all the time, it looks to me like there might be a thyroid issue, as I'm still far lower than what is considered "normal" body temperature.