When the iodized sea salt ran out last year [wife did not like the taste], we put a mineral sea salt [mined] in the salt shaker. It had iodine in the mineral analysis. However, with 20:20 hind sight the amount was so small it should not have been listed. The packages on the shelf now state "not a source of iodine" on the front label.
I have been feeling crappy for months, but after my near death surgical disaster, feeling crappy was my normal style. I have not been feeling cold with this problem. I easily feel overheated. That symptom was not there.
Did my 6 month male panel and my TSH was 1.6, it was 0.98 on the prior lab work [before surgery].
So this all looks very lame after the way that I go after guys about iodine intake a few time per day on this forum.
I did some reading and took Idoral. Day 1 50mg, yes mg's and started to feel better that night. That day I had woke at 97.2F and was 97.7 most of the day.
Day 2, 50mg, feeling better, temps mostly 97.7-98.0
Day 3, 25mg, still feeling better, temps 98-98.2
Day 4, 25mg, still feeling better, temps 98.2-92.4
Day 5, 25mg, hit 98.6, 98.5 now
Temps fluctuate [but that might reduce, or be normal], might be an adrenal - cortisol problem. I have ordered TSH, fT3, fT4, rT3, AM cortisol to see what is going on, will wait for the iodine loading to go to its end point before the lab work.
So I feel rather stupid having done this to myself, but have been feeling that way and now I know why.
This post is a good as an illustration of what can happen when not using iodized salt and how dramatic the effect of iodine reloading can be. If I had simply put iodized salt in the shaker, recovery would be very slow as the iodine stores need to be recovered and one would have a lingering iodine deficiency. According to the Iodoral manufacturer, the body can carry 1.5 grams of iodine ["whole body sufficiency"] then will excrete levels after that. That is 10,000 RDA's of iodine.
There may be other problems with my thyroid now, other than the deficiency and there could be some problems resulting from the events last summer. The starvation and severe weight loss would be expected to create adrenal problems. Sometimes iodine can create transient increases in thyroid hormones; but that is all unknown for now.
There will be more to this story.
Edit: Jan 2016
New issues discussed here: https://forums.t-nation.com/t/ksman-has-a-thryoid-problem/161639/27?u=ksman