There are a lot of different ideas out there about the low iodine diet. My dr. didn't even mention it to me. I went on it because of what I learned on this board and from books I had read. The idea of this diet is to deplete any remaining thyroid cells you have of iodine so that when you take the RAI, your thyroid cells will "suck it up". This made sense to me, but my dr didn't seem to think it was necessary.
Since your Dr. had told you to go on this diet, I would talk to him about your concerns.
[This message has been edited by hilery79 (edited 09-10-2003).]