It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Thyroid Disorders Message Board

  • Low Iodine Diet Problems?

  • Post New Thread   Closed Thread
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 11-21-2003, 01:07 PM   #1
    gkz
    Newbie
     
    gkz's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Nov 2003
    Posts: 2
    gkz HB User
    Low Iodine Diet Problems?

    Hello,

    I'm currently on a low iodine diet in preparation for radioactive iodine treatment. I had my thryoid gland removed about 5 weeks ago due to papillary carcinoma. I also have hypothyroidism (happened before thyroid carcinoma), Addisons, and type I diabetes.

    I've been on this diet for about 9 days and also been completely off my thyroid meds for 5 days. This is also part of the RAI treatment preparation in order to increase my TSH level. I've been having problems with my electrolytes. Initially it was slight - a little bit of cramping and fatgue. But over the last few days I've been feeling more fatigued and dehydrated. My blood test yesterday showed significantly low sodium and high potassium levels. This has improved some since I increased my non-iodized salt and water intake. I've also increased my dose of florinef which is a mineralcorticoid that helps balance electrolytes (for Addisons).

    Just wondering on what caused the electrolyte imbalance. I'm thinking it's the low iodine diet but could also possible be the related to stopping the thyroid medication. I'm not hypothyroid yet as my TSH yesterday was still in the normal range. The only thing that has thown my electrolytes off in the past was an upset stomache.

    Thanks,

    GKZ

     
    Sponsors Lightbulb
       
    Old 11-21-2003, 01:53 PM   #2
    Ladywolfe
    Veteran
    (female)
     
    Ladywolfe's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Oct 2003
    Location: Anchorage AK
    Posts: 355
    Ladywolfe HB User
    Re: Low Iodine Diet Problems?

    Just wondering on what caused the electrolyte imbalance. I'm thinking it's the low iodine diet but could also possible be the related to stopping the thyroid medication. I'm not hypothyroid yet as my TSH yesterday was still in the normal range. >>>

    gkz,

    you wrote that you are type I diabetic? are you taking insulin or oral meciation -are you on a special diet for diabetics?

    The reason I ask, is that your electrolytes can sometimes be thrown out of whack because of insulin levels.

    I would check with your doctor just to be on the safe side.

    HUGS

     
    Old 11-21-2003, 02:07 PM   #3
    gkz
    Newbie
     
    gkz's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Nov 2003
    Posts: 2
    gkz HB User
    Re: Low Iodine Diet Problems?

    <<The reason I ask, is that your electrolytes can sometimes be thrown out of whack because of insulin levels.>>


    HUGS,

    Yes I have type I diabetes and take insulin via an insulin pump. I suppose bad hyper or hypoglycemia could throw electrolytes off - this probably isn't it as I haven't had any bad hyper or hypoglycemia episodes over my electrolyte problem period and this has never caused electrolyte problems for me in the past.

    Thanks,

    GKZ

     
    Closed Thread

    Related Topics
    Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
    Can excess iodine cause thyroid problems? pila99 Thyroid Disorders 1 04-15-2010 05:22 AM
    Iodine...bad for Graves but good for Hashi's?? GravesGirl73 Thyroid Disorders 18 11-25-2008 01:39 PM
    Low Iodine diet is good for Hashimoto's and relieve HypoT? cutejenny77 Thyroid Disorders 22 08-15-2008 10:06 PM
    Thyroid issues & iodine & b/p famnd High & Low Blood Pressure 5 10-27-2007 03:41 PM
    Iodine In Meats PsychoScream Thyroid Disorders 7 09-06-2006 09:16 AM
    Iodine? Sco24 Thyroid Disorders 3 06-10-2006 11:05 AM
    Let's feed this thing some Iodine? Nutboy Thyroid Disorders 9 05-17-2005 08:23 AM
    Low Iodine Diet... What are your tips? MarysSister Thyroid Disorders 8 10-08-2004 07:19 PM




    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is Off
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off




    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:18 AM.





    © 2020 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!