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A 38-year-old female asked:

is it possible to be poisoned or develop allergy to potassium iodine after two months? just realized there is 290 mcg in my daily prenatal that i'm taking for the past 2 months. i have hypothyroidism & been feeling a bit sick in my stomach lately.

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Unlikely: With hypothyroidism, you need to recheck your status daily, and if you feel nauseated on a daily basis, get a check up and maybe recheck your thyroid status with your endocrinologist as a safety measure. I doubt it’s the potassium iodide, but being vigilant is a good idea here
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Follow up: Your condition may be related to your pregnancy rather than hypothyroidism.

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