Originally Posted by t2t
I'm on Canadian Erfa (which has a lot more happy customers than Armour after the reformulation) and a small dose of levaxin (= Synthyroid).
Now using iodine for 3 months has not altered my need for thyroid meds and seem neither to affect my thyroid panel (maybe a slight rise in TSH, but not any hypo symptoms). No alteration on my antibodies as far as we know. It'll be more exciting to follow now as my doc has found a new lab with a more sensitive test.
I'll not stop iodine supplementation unless anything happens that indicates that it is necessary. Since I'm here I strongly adhere to that iodine is necessary and for a large part lacking in the modern way of eating. BTW - I don't agree that my dose is small. It's only small compared to the rest of the members here - but I choose my way with my body and my ilness and still a lot of doc's find iodine supplementation contradictory to hashimoto's. I opted for a high start-dose and then a slight reduction to a "high-normal" level and that's where I am.
I choose this in order to not increase my antibody activity. Other people, have other needs and must do another implementation of the protocol.
I do chart my temp as a means of surveying this illness and have done for nearly 2 years now....
Last edited by smgj; 05-31-2012 at 11:33 AM.
Female, have Hashimotos w/lots of antibodies treated with Erfa + levaxin (Norwegian equivalent to synthyroid)