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Old 09-24-2012, 09:32 PM   #1
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Opinions on this low iodine diet?

Me: 60, F, fvpct with capsular/vascular invasion, clean lymph nodes.

I was told I would get 75mci in the RAI..is tht low or normal?

And this was to be the diet plan: Any opinions? There seem to be obvious inconsistancies.

my instructions on the form given to me:

For 2 Weeks before scan avoid:
-medications containing iodine (ie multivitamins cough syrup)
-health foods containing iodine (ie sea kelp, seaweed, sea salt)

Please start a low iodine diet 5 days before the dose and for 3 days after your dose. You can do this by avoiding or limiting the following:

-breads made using iodine
-Dairy products (one cup of milk or yogurt is fine)
-eggs
-red food dyes (found in cereals, candies, and vitamins)
-Restaurant food
-Seafood (saltwater fish, shellfish)
- foods that contain
-iodized salt
-iodinates
-iodides
-algin/alginates
-agar

Below is a list of foods that are fine to eat while avoiding Iodine:
- baked goods and deserts
- butter,margarine, oil, mayo, gravy, and salad dressing
- cereals
- cheese
- chips
- coffee,tea,sodas
- freshwater fish
- fruits and vegetables as well as their juices
- gelatin deserts
- jams, ,jelly, honey, syrup, and sugar
- meats and poultry
- nuts and popcorn
- pasta
- peanut butter
- soups

The above items are guidelines for a low Iodine diet. You may make adjustments as necessary.
If it is not possible to follow the guidelines, your procedure will not be rescheduled.

 
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Old 09-29-2012, 04:04 PM   #2
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Re: Opinions on this low iodine diet?

Are you in the US? Any kind of dairy is NOT low iodine. I just looked at the list quickly, but I did see cheese and butter! I think you better do more research. Although, there are some studies that say this diet helps minimally, and some Doctors don't even use it. I would suggest you do a search on the internet since we can't really give you more specific advise here.

 
Old 09-30-2012, 07:30 AM   #3
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Re: Opinions on this low iodine diet?

Please follow the diet to the letter. The iodine in your food competes
with the radio active iodine you will receive for your treatment. If your thyroid
is full of " regular" iodine the radio active one can't get in to treat the cancer.

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