Hi, I have been wondering why I have high urine iodine 240ug/l
I had a chest scan which used radioactive iodine 6 months ago and I assumed it was due to that still coming out of my system, although from what I can see in research materials, it should be excreted much quicker than that. Anyway, read something today which informed me the the NDT I am taking has iodine in it. I just found some other information that analysed the quantities in an NDT product and it seems that 3 grains a day, my dose, will give 3/4 of the daily recommended amount. This iodine is apparently in addition to any iodine that is bound to the T4 and T3 . stopthethyroidmadness.com/2...
So, is dietary iodine excreted if you have too much in a day or is it stored? If it is not stored then the amount in my urine is either due to excessive amounts in the NDT or I am till excreting the iodine from the radioactive iodine, perhaps due to poor detoxification? Or both.
So, I guess the question is, should I be taking NDT at the moment if it is giving me extra iodine, which it seems I don't need, based on my urine sample? Does anyone know anything about this riveting aspect of hypothyroidism