Lugol’s Iodine Dosage
Vaginal yeast infection 20 to 30 Lugol’s Iodine drops in a douche for
5 to 10 days will usually clear It up – per Dr Jonathan Wright MD
Vaginal applications of iodine along with oral applications may be more helpful for ovarian cysts..
Breast cysts and breast pain respond well to topical applications also. Just slather it on. Protect your clothing.
Lugols loading dose = 8 drops daily for 3 months
12.5mg is maintence dose after that (2 drops of 5% lugols)
15 mg is upper maximum daily dosage for safety in most cases.
(The above seems to be controversial. My physician has me take three drops daily or 4 drops daily if I miss dosages through the week, then more if getting sick. What has been shown through studies is that excess iodine is readily eliminated through the urine and no side effects have been seen.)
Severe hypothyroid can require up to 20mg per day or more.
When starting iodine therapy and also if you are treating a hypothyroid condition be sure to have your thyroid hormone levels checked after about 4 to 6 weeks on iodine therapy or if you think your medication is making you feel strange. Your need for medication is likely to decrease over time. Some people will have to decrease their medication dosage several times over a period of months. Some people will end up needing no medication at all when sufficient iodine saturation has taken place. If thyroid damage has been severe or if you are not metabolizing iodine properly you may not be able to reduce your synthyroid. If it is a metabolism problem you will need a nutritional consult to try to correct the metabolic issue.
Almost all people in the USA are iodine deficient even if you have no hypothryoidism or goiter. You can be sure that you are if you have breast or prostate cancer. You can be sure that you are if you use clorinated water or water with fluoride or eat bromide added food products. Almost all food is iodine deficient these days unless you eat ample seaweed and fish you are at risk. Iodized salt is not sufficient. Those trace amounts can prevent goiter but it will not prevent other idodine deficiency diseases nor hypothyroidism. Even children are at risk of iodine deficiency.
If you are on thyroid medication and you want to try iodine your doctor may not be supportive. I stronly recommend that you educate yourself. Do a blog search here on iodine. I have a number of articles stored as well as links to videos. Many people do do this without their doctors knowledge and eventually get their medications reduced. I do recommend that you try to discuss it with your doctor. If he/she is a crank and pigheaded you may be looking for another doctor before long…LOL ….and it will be well worth the effort.
If you have Hasimoto’s disease please get the book “Hope for Hashimoto’s Disease” by Dr. Alexander Haskell ND. Do not supplement with iodine until you read this book and you will need medical assistance if you have this disease. Available here: www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_0_18?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=hashimotos+disease&sprefix=hashimotos+disease