Yes, completely confused by all the different stories from the same Hashimoto's hypoT sufferers...
For testing if one is deficient in iodine, on the ***book, it is recommended to take a iodine load urine test...so tiring of so many tests, don't know if it is reliable for confirmation...
For the iodine controversy......I am thinking if high iodine could reduce the attack against thyroid/antibodies...Just yesterday, I found my medical records in the corner four years ago!
couldn't believed that I did not pay much attention to it at that time, and did not receive any hormone treatment afterwards cause I am allergic to the prescribed thyroid hormone, and I also found some wierd things on the lab results! At that time I was living in another place where I could not have a rich iodine diet (I always have seafish
, which is rich in iodine )
FT3 3.90 (2.7-7.7)== I don't know why it was even lower than 2 months ago, 4 years later, no treatment at all when tested for the labs, it is quite wierd
FT4 20.50 (12.2-28.7)
TSH 5.4 (0.4-3.1) ==That could be indicated I was subclinical hypoT, could it possible that taking correct treatment can prevent me from progressing to clinical hypoT as now? 4 years later I was tested as 32 in the morning for TSH! Or it is just a destiny for the destruction of thyroid?
TPO Ab >3000 (0-31) ==compared to 1000 just 2 months ago when I was "newly" diagnosed , 4 years later, why the antibodies decreased recently, which could be associated with one's general healthy state or even iodine? Low iodine diet=high antibodies? Or I suspect that is caused by my everyday soy soup at that time.
It is quite contradictory,,,right....