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Cold feet and Iodine

Post by Tee on Wed May 04, 2011 9:32 am

My feet are getting colder No...... so I did some research today and found that a lack of Idoine could be a reason - the articles I read also mentioned that a lack of Idone could cause migraines...... I have never heard of this untill today.... has anyone else? and has anyone tried Iodine supplements?

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Re: Cold feet and Iodine

Post by Sarah on Thu May 05, 2011 11:02 pm

I've done some research into this. Mainly because my thyroid has always been fairly sluggish, but never shows up low enough on the blood tests (not that I've had one for a while).

The thing with iodine is that it's a tricky business to get right - too much and you can cause thyroid issues. You could try a kelp supplement at a low dose.

The other thing that causes cold feet is magnesium deficiency. My feet are freezing all the year round - I don't know if it's iodine I need or just related to the magnesium thing.


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Post by Tee on Fri May 06, 2011 7:54 am

Hi

hmmm I did read that about Iodine and am a little worried about over doing it - I am thinking about asking my GP to do a blood test to see if I am low in any mineral - have you had this done?

I have started with the magnesium spray and already my neck feels a lot more relaxed - hubby also reports that his back and hand is better.

I also did some reading about vitamins and the effects on the nerves - it is thought that some of the aura could be caused by damaged or over active nerves and think I have now got the list right.

So come Monday, I will start to take:

Omega 3 fish oil
Cod liver oil
Vitamin B12
Co-enzymne

Have you (or anyone else) tried any of these?

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Post by Sarah on Fri May 06, 2011 9:23 am

I've tried 'em all! Embarassed Laughing

Very interesting about the magnesium oil - sounds really positive. If you spray it on the tops of your feet, it's amazing how fast they warm up.

Just one warning: it might just be me, but cod liver oil makes my migraines worse. I think, but am not sure, that it's the very high vitamin A content. I'm fine with fish oil, which I take for my skin.

Co-enzyme Q10 I used to take all the time at 200 mg a day. It gave me lots of energy, and did seem to reduce my migraines with aura down. I've stopped taking it for a bit, but might end up reintroducing it.

I've not had a mineral analysis done for years (since the one that showed up the magnesium deficiency), because mine was done privately in London. I would really like to have it done again, but don't really know how to.

You have probably read this, but if you do get a magnesium reading, you need to check that it is cell level magnesium, not serum level. Apparently the serum level is unlikely to be low, since if that was low we'd be on our last legs!
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Re: Cold feet and Iodine

Post by Tee on Fri May 06, 2011 9:31 am

Thanks for that Smile

I am going to spray it on my feet tonight - I have 2 pairs of socks on at the moment :O

Thanks for the tip on cod liver oil - if things get worse I will drop that one and stay with the others - if you had not said anything I would have just dropped the lot.

oh oh oh I do hope the Q10 can give me some energy - I am stilling having afternoon naps!

And I am going to call my GP tomorrow and see what he thinks about mineral tests - will let you know what he says.

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Post by Sarah on Fri May 06, 2011 9:34 am

I'll be fascinated to hear how you get on with it all. Smile

I hope your feet are warm and cosy tonight! I'll be wearing my fluffy bedsocks as usual.
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Re: Cold feet and Iodine

Post by Tee on Fri May 20, 2011 12:36 am

Spoke to my GP and he said no one in the local area is short of Iodine hmmm

But my feet have gone down - its really is most odd - I have no idea whats going on. Just one of those things i guess.
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Re: Cold feet and Iodine

Post by Sarah on Fri May 20, 2011 5:03 am

I'm still humming and haaing about iodine too. All very confusing...
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Re: Cold feet and Iodine

Post by Tee on Fri May 20, 2011 5:18 am

My GP wants me to see a dietitian- so I am going to ask her the same question and see if she can organise some screening.
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Re: Cold feet and Iodine

Post by Sarah on Mon May 23, 2011 5:34 am

I'll be really interested to hear how you get on. Smile
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