I know this is a controversial subject, but would like to know if anyone with Hashimoto´s has taken iodine and noticed any benefits?
The doctor who prescribed Erfa for me also prescribed Lugol´s iodine solution (12%). I have chosen not to take it as I have read so many times that it should be avoided in people with hypothyroidism. Many claim that supplementary iodine can be harmful to hypos. Many supplements also contain a lot more than the daily recommended intake so you would basically be flooding your system with iodine.
But I just read about Dr. Myhill´s upcoming book (to be published in December), and she claims that most people in Western countries suffer from iodine deficiency as our soils are iodine-depleted.
She and some other doctors also claim that iodine is needed for other things than the thyroid; for instance, that it protects against breast cancer.
I don´t use table salt, only Celtic sea salt, so don´t know if supplementing iodine would be a good idea? My latest lab results showed midrange iodine levels.