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)
-red food dyes (found in cereals, candies, and vitamins)
-Seafood (saltwater fish, shellfish)
- foods that contain
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
- freshwater fish
- fruits and vegetables as well as their juices
- gelatin deserts
- jams, ,jelly, honey, syrup, and sugar
- meats and poultry
- nuts and popcorn
- peanut butter
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.