I've been taking 2 drops of 5% Lugol's along with 200mcg of Selenium (Selenomethionine) per day for 3 months now and was wondering what effects Lugol's has on the adrenal glands? Can Lugol's improve or harm the adrenal glands?
Yeah when I went to my doctor it was 97.2 degrees. So I definitely have thyroid issues. All my thyroid readings were fine expect RT3 was off the chart which causes the rest of the thyroid to not get absorbed.
Man, that is a lot of money to get your rt3 checked! Its tough, I am not really trying to say "this is the way" to anybody about how to treat adrenal fatigue and thyroid problems because my doctor has not fixed me at all yet. I was just given my protocol on Friday and I just got everything I need today. My protocol is low dose naltrexone to decrease the inflammatory signaling which my doctor thinks is the biggest cause of elevated rt3. Low dose naltrexone is an immune system modulatory that cancer, AIDS, and ms patients use. It sounds like it could do good things for me, I hope it will. We will see.
He took me off of celexa and started me on a VERY low dose of amitriptyline 10mg, as well as 12.5-25 mg seroquel. Both of these are mostly to knock me out at night, they are really low dosages. I have yet to take them because I just got them today. He gave me armour thyroid to take as well.
So yeah, I can't really give advice on what to do to anyone except all the nutritional things that I am learning, mostly just make sure that one has proper iodine, vitamin a, vitamin e, iron (necessary for thyroid signaling), vitamin b12, b complex, vitamin d3 in their bodies. Also, I eat 2-3 kiwis a day as per Hver's advice and I notice a difference, definitely. Natural sources of vitamin C are definitely important.
Nice man interesting , keep us posted. Let us know what helped and did not.
Damm I am starting to make sense of this thing my body temperature is averaging 96.2 degree in the last 4 days , lets say it is pretty low. Thats why I am always freezing .
Cost me a fortune to test my rT3 as well, also have to wait 2 weeks for the results. But I thought I better do it, without it I don't have the complete picture.
That is a low body temp, there is something going on with that thyroid !
I am fascinated with taking my temps as well. It really tells you waht is going with your adrenals and thyroid. Yesterday I crashed again, I didn't realise it untill I took my afternoon temp, it was 2 deg lower than it should be, then I realised my adrenals where aching. When I wake up in the morning I know exactly what how my day is going to be from what my temp is like.
Iodine receptors area found all over the body, not just the thyroid. So that would mean on the kidneys and adrenals too. Iodine supplementation and thyroid meds can exacerbate adrenal fatigue and make you feel real crappy real quick if you don't support the adrenals too. In fact, some folks have adrenal fatigue so bad at first that they must support the adrenals with cortisol for a while before they can add thyroid meds.
Over all, iodine supports the whole body towards good health. Iodine has just been seriously researched by Brownstein for the last 15 years or so -- maybe 20 at this point. But, in that time, they've found iodine receptors in the body, everywhere they've looked.