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    That is a good book. I have my own copy. Where can you get a multi-vitamin
    without iodine?

    Anonymous
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    I just got a book from the library, “The Thyroid Sourcebook” by M. Sara Rosenthal. According
    to this book the Red Cross will not accept blood from anyone taking antithyroid drugs.

    It also says to stay away from decongestants when you’re hyper, it’ll cause more restlessness and
    stimulate your heart. Avoid caffeine, alcohol & tobacco…which will also over stimulate the heart.
    Avoid anything with excess iodine and cut down on eating seafood.

    It also says as far as nutrition is concerned that women esp. need to increase their intake of calcium to lower
    their risk of osteoporosis later. Take vitamin supplements (w/o added iodine)! Cut down on fruit juices which
    can aggravate the frequent bm’s.

    It also said that when on anti-thyroid drugs that although you begin to feel improvement in 2 -6 weeks that
    it actually takes more like 14 weeks to feel normal again. (Good, I’m almost there!)

    As far as pregnancy and Graves’, it says PTU is the drug of choice and passes into thru the placenta less easily than Tapezole.
    It also states that beta blockers can be used safely during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

    Hope this helps someone! It’s a pretty good book. Glynis

    Anonymous
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    Right now, I’m still taking prescription prenatal vitamins and the label indicates
    that no iodine is involved. I figured even though I had to stop nursing (per the pediatrician)
    at least the extra B vitamins, etc, would do me well. I think at GNC they have
    multi-vitamins and B complexex that don’t have iodine…it’s worth checking!

    Anonymous
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    Joan,
    Right now, I’m still taking prescription prenatal vitamins and the label indicates
    that no iodine is involved. I figured even though I had to stop nursing (per the pediatrician)
    at least the extra B vitamins, etc, would do me well. I think at GNC they have
    multi-vitamins and B complexex that don’t have iodine…it’s worth checking!

    Anonymous
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    This book is pretty good. The only problem I had with it is that it doesn’t
    have any major details. I think it’s detailed enough for the lay person, but
    I am the type of person that likes to understand everything about everything.
    You know, one of those scientifically minded people. Anyway, the thing I
    found most useful about this book is that I could give it to my family to
    read so that they would understand what is going on with me. The book
    explained it a lot better than I could. My parents complain that I used too
    many words like “euthyroid” and “T4.” Since they don’t have the disease they
    don’t understand all this jargon. So, they were happy to read about my
    disease in this book. The author, Rosenthal, is a thyroid patient, so she
    explains it from a more understanding point of view, I think.

    Caroline

    Anonymous
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    Dear x-doner,

    I understand your frustration. I am a five gallon pin doner myself. I
    have donated blood with Graves and it was accepted. Now I do wonder if
    it was ever used. You started out providing good information and we
    appreciate it. I will however, have to remove your recent posts from
    the BB. I understand your frustration but when you use personal names
    and comments such as you have it opens the BB and the NGDF to a slander
    law suit. I know you were just venting but we must not slander individuals
    at any time. Since you did not post a return address the blame falls
    on us. I will have your latter posts removed and I will write a formal
    apology to the ARC on this page. This is a support group BB and we are
    there for you. All we ask is try to keep us out of the courts.

    Thank you for your support
    Jake

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