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Re: Long-Time Iodine User with New Abnormal Labs...Need Advice
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Re: Long-Time Iodine User with New Abnormal Labs...Need Advice

First of all, TSH is a worthless test and doesn't indicate anything worthwhile:
Why do Doctors FAIL to identify Hypothyroid ?
I have been involved with Iodine & resulting deficiency diseases for years, and this is a very common complaint that I see. Here is what I have found:
They typically deny that Iodine & selenium is required for our thyroid. They typically prefer to prescribe synthetic thyroid hormones. IMO, they want lifetime customers dependent on drugs. Curing the thyroid with cheap Iodine & selenium is bad for business.
They depend on a USELESS blood test called TSH. “Dr. Derry discovered exactly what we, as patients, have experienced for more than three decades! Namely, not only has the TSH lab failed to reveal that we were ALREADY hypothyroid, it fails us when we are dosing our medication. In other words, the TSH is thoroughly unrelated to how we feel! This has been ESPECIALLY true when using inadequate T4-only meds, and it continues to be true when we start on (preferred) desiccated thyroid if we are forced to stay within the TSH range.” Complete details on why TSH is so useless:
“Stop the Thyroid Madness” explains why so very many doctors are simply incompetent. A variety of actual, real-life statements, both humorous and pitiful, made by doctors and reported by their patients are pitiful examples.
STTM Explains how to find a good doctor:

Your high antibodies are a concern, and should be corrected. There are many reasons for our body to attack our thyroid. The best iodine doctors recommend stopping the iodine temporarily ( continue selenium & co-supplements) until antibodies become normal. Then slowly titrate iodine. See complete details here:

My own opinion is clear. If your body temp is below normal and you experience cold hands/cold feet, then you are hypothyroid - end of subject. As can be seen in the above link, most cases of hypothyroid are also Hashi. However most of these Hashi cases get resolved because Dr. Brownstein recommends selenium with the rest of the co-supplements. For the reasons describe in the link, there are rare cases of hashi that require special attention.

I also suggest spending some quality time at the STTM website. STTM is the bible for our thyroid.

Also see this website for a wealth of information:


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