I’ve been feeling depressed the last 3 days. I’ve taking one 25 mcg tablet of Cynomel (T3) cut up into several doses that I take several hours apart throughout the day. Some research on thyroid hormone indicates that the 3 in “T3” refers to 3 iodine molecules. Similarly, the 4 in T4 refers to 4 molecules of iodine. Is it possible the T3 is causing some bromine/fluoride/chlorine detox? This is the same way I felt taking iodine…awesome for a few days, and then depressed.
I decided to go ahead and start taking Lynne Farrow’s recommended iodine cosupplements, just in case the T3 is causing a detox reaction. Some of these I was taking already, but now I’m taking all of the following:
- Magnesium Glycinate – 200mg/day 3x a day
- Selenium – 200 mcg
- Niacin (Vitamin B3) – 500mg 2x a day
- Vitamin B2 – 100mg 3x a day
- Vitamin C is also recommended, 3g a day or more. I find I can’t tolerate any of my current Vitamin C (Calcium Ascorbate – Ester C) – not even 500mg. It gives me digestive problems. I’m going to try a different kind.
Farrow recommends taking Niacin (Vitamin B3) in the non-niacinamide version – the version that causes a flushing reaction in many people. I took it for the first time today to see what kind of response I’d have. All at once at exactly 2:12 PM, I felt my face and arms get really hot. I looked at myself in the mirror and I looked like I’d been out in the sun for 4 hours. I also got all itchy. It sucked. Now, an hour later, I’m still flushed but the itching and heat has died down. I won’t be taking that anymore. Anyone want a bottle of exactly 89 Niacin capsules? Free to a good home. I’m going to take the Niacinamide instead. (<–Niaciniamide is “no-flush” niacin. I’m not really sure why it’s discouraged regarding the iodine protocol.)
Anyway, so now I’m hot and depressed.
I’ve done the recommended salt loading protocol also – 1/4 tsp of salt in 1/2 cup warm water, then followed by 12-16 oz of regular water.
I’m tired of everything.
Hoping to report back when feeling better.