Re: Please help- my friend is desperate.
From your earlier post: She is taking 100 mg of thyrocil.
I assumed that thyrocil is a thyroid hormone replacement medication....I just googled it and see that it is similar to PTU.
So, in that case, she probably needs a dose increase....ever so slightly as she is not very hyper.
Since she is treating hyperthyroidism, she should avoid high iodine foods. If you continue to eat high iodine foods while hyper then you are working against the medication that you are taking. The iodine supplys the body with components to make more thyroid hormone....and the anti-thyroid medication is designed to block thyroid hormoen production.
Dx Graves 4/99, tx w/Tapazole & Atenolol - Remission 7/03; Relapse 1/06, back on Tapazole, remission & off meds again 11/06.