After 4 years of several major health problems, including weird thyroid readings, culminating 7 months ago with the first of two hip revision surgeries (infected hip/leg), I am now getting back to 'normal' thyroid test results. (I'm on mostly T3 but some T4). I'm wondering about iodine. If we're on thyroid medication, do we need to get a specific test to see whether iodine is helpful? My ferritin was slightly low at 35 when tested recently (so private doc recommends 15mg of iron citrate), incase that's relevant to the iodine issue. My hair has thinned noticeably (not that I ever had much in the first place), but that could be overall stress due to 18 months of pain before the first surgery and the subsequent demands of having to walk on one leg for 3 months before the 2nd one etc. etc.
I've read in many places, online, that our soil is deficient (so our vegetables likewise), our iodized salt isn't adequate, perhaps not sufficiently absorbed, and that iodine is essential to good metabolic functions. I've also seen Detoxadine recommended.
It is so marvelous to be able to walk again (almost without support) after my 2 surgeries, and to see my thyroid panel approaching normal., that I am gung ho to grab onto any other helpful advice that could keep me in getting back to strength and remain there. I'm not aware of any test to determine iodine in the body. Is that needed, or do we go by symptoms, and if so, what are they?