Hi, I joined slimming world in January and after about a month my neck started to become painful and I became very drained of energy. The doctors thought I had a virus.
After a month of pains in the front of my neck either side of my Adams apple i had a bad week of slimming world where I started drinking more milk that what they say and eating more cheese. The swelling in my neck went down and the pain almost went away. The following we I go back on my slimming world plan and slowly the pain and started to come back. I saw a picture of a thyroid and realised that the shape and position of it is exactly when the pain I am experiencing. Looking into thyroid issues I worked out that by doing slimming world I had been only taking in 20 to 30% of my daily iodine on most days. I started talking a multi vitimium that contains iodine and my neck started to feel a lot better after a few days. I told my doctor and had blood tests. They said that my thyroid levels were s it low but within normal parameters.
I have been taking more iodine and my neck is a lot better, I still get some mild pain into it (not as bad as before). But everyone once in a while I have random episodes where the pain in my thyroid gets worse even though I should be having at least my daily amount of iodine now.
A few hours before an episode starts I start smelling phantom cigarette smoke (no one in my house smokes).
Anyone had similar experiences or have an idea what I could be doing to trigger these episodes? My doctors haven't been much help, they just keep saying my thyroid is working as it should according to the blood test.