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I havent nessasarily been diagnosed, but my bloods came back hyper and ive been getting alot of episodes and symptoms recently, when I changed my diet (with too much iodine in it). My doc is just waiting 6 weeks to see if less iodine settles it down (and going to test anitbodies then too).
I have a lot of little questions, and I cant find this out anywhere obvious on the net. Hopefully you guys can help!
Firstly, iodine levels in diet.
Its hard to get reliable info and the content varies a fair bit, but from what Ive worked out you need 60mcg for your thyroid per day. My doctor has advised me to stay under the RDA of 150mcg. I am probably getting around 70-80mcg ATM roughly from my extensive research and diet analysis. I guess that technically leaves me some room to add things, but its not clear to me, how much you need, or how much triggers symptoms..
Because I am not medicated, and only managing via diet. Seems pretty important I get good nutrients too, so its not just about what I dont eat, or eat less of, also what I do eat.
So, I wonder would it hurt to have the occasional moderate amount of medium iodine food, such as: A cup of baby spinach, half a cup of grated cheddar, some unsalted butter, some low iodine salmon (bout 12mcgs total, unsalted raw). A single egg. Say, only one of these things in a given day? (admitedly I think egg might be iffy, and not sure about the spinach's content either, and actually I think unsalted butter might be low in iodine...)
What about goitergenic foods? Spinach, english walnuts (only 9mcg iodine per cup as far as I can figure), almonds etc? Is it unwise to eat too many of these, or is it helpful?
And also exercise....I figure I can do mild exercise like walking...and am assuming high intensity like all out heavy lifting or sprinting would be a bit dodgy? (I was having palpitations and all that horrible stuff before I lower my iodine)
Thats it ATM.
Id also like to say, god, what a difficult situation this can be. The symptoms of being hyperT are terrible! Sympathy to everyone who struggles with this! Its hard. I have had to cultivate this autistic like emotionless zen calm to get through it.
Thanks for reading, and thanks heaps for any help you can offer me!
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