Posted By Shakti (Toronto, CA) on 12/26/2014
In the meantime, while being monitored for over 2 years and clearly this thyroid nodule gets bigger every six months as they do an ultra sound and tell me it has increased one mm in size six months ago;
To compound this, they keep telling me T3 and T4 levels are fine. Why is that I am:
very cold and freezing (short of being in liquid nitrogen) most of the time? Is there anything to SHRINK this nodule? I'm scared of surgery.
Look forward to some solution on this site.
Replied by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 12/26/2014
I would try massaging castor oil into the swollen area each morning and applying a charcoal poultice each night.
You will find information about charcoal poultices here:
~Mama to Many~
Replied by Bill (San Fernando) on 12/26/2014
It would perhaps benefit you, since your own doctor appears to be illiterate in both the thyroid's need for iodine and glutathione, to visit Dr David Brownstein's surgery. He is both an iodine literate and thyroid literate doctor who lives just across the water from you in Michigan:
David Brownstein, MD
West Bloomfield Hills, MI
(Dr.Brownstein's website is www.drbrownstein.com
If that's not possible, here is a further world-wide list(including Canada) of thyroid competent doctors:
Thyroid Competent Doctor's List
Lastly I also not that you live in Toronto within the Great Lakes basin which is an area that was formed by huge glaciers during the Ice Age. As a result, all soils in this area are heavily deficient in iodine as well as minerals due to these glaciers leeching essential dietary nutrients out of the soils over thousands of years. That's why you are living in a well known goiter belt in Canada. Which is perhaps another reason and explanation as to why you are lacking in body iodine and minerals and are hypothyroid as a result.
Replied by Christine (Houston) on 01/07/2018
Replied by Bill (Philippines) on 01/08/2018
And if you did take lugol's iodine did you also take all the necessary and required iodine companion nutrients as well every day? -- I.e. selenium, zinc, B vitamins, higher dose niacin, vitamin C etc?
Here are the guidelines for taking either lugol's iodine(LI) or Iodoral(LI in a pill):
You should be taking 5% Lugols Iodine or Iodoral at a dosage of 8 drops a day(for LI) or 50mg per day(for Iodoral). Start off with small dosages and work up to the recommended dose and take it in split dosages throughout the day. And make absolutely sure that you take all the companion nutrients on a daily basis which will also help you to avoid problems(like you're having at the moment).
If you are sure that you have thyroid nodules caused by hypothyroid and you're really not happy with your docs diagnosis, then you should go back to your doctor and ask for a TSH/ T3 test(or use another doc). Normally doctors will only check your T4(thyroxin) and TSH, which is a poor and inaccurate test. What you really need to check is your T3(triiodothyronin) which is the active hormone and the one that is the most important regarding your problems.