It should be safe with supplementing with 500 mcg of iodine daily, so I see no reason why 250 mcg would have any any negative effect on you. I supplement with kelp, which contains 325 mcg of iodine. I have hypothyroidism, I do have to use thyroid meds.
Magnesium favorably impacts calcium oxalate stone-forming risk through multiple mechanisms. Magnesium binds oxalate in the digestive tract and inhibits the formation of calcium oxalate crystals in urine (Kohri 1988; Massey 2005). And higher magnesium consumption is significantly associated with...
Always have your labs done at trough. When you post your lab remember to post ranges. Make sure you stay on the same protocol for at least six weeks before taking labs. Which estrogen test did you have. The sensitive one LC/MS/MS for men.
Yes your doctor is right. It takes one year for soft plaque to become stable plaque. Uncontrol plaque can grow at 30% a year that's why it's important to know how much you have. You can then do the right things to keep it under control.
I agree with blackhawk, get a complete thyroid panel. TSH, free T4, free T3 and reverse T3. Taking synthetic T4 (levothyroxine) will lower your TSH but I doubt if it's helping your free T3. That's what you need to feel good.