Re: Lugol's Solution iodine for HYPOTHYROID
Historically, (before Synthroid), Lugol's was used at low doses for hypothyroid, and at high doses for hyperthyroid.
It is rare nowadays to find a doc who will Rx Lugol's in combination w/synthesized thyroid hormone.
Lugol's is a solution of iodine and potassium iodide. Iodine/iodide is needed by the thyroid gland to produce T4, which is progressively metabolized by the body to other forms of usable thyroid hormone. How much an RAI'd gland could do is anyone's guess, Higher doses of iodine will, through feedback loops, suppress the gland.
Midwest, are you thinking that this combo is some sort of block & replace strategy? I agree with you, SRC should feel free to ask her med. consultant to explain.