Just last month, I had nasty metal mouth at that level and the oil pulling took the taste out as soon as I finished the process. Once I took my next serving of Iodine the metal taste came back. This use to happen everytime I had peppermint oil. One of the earlier post just a little ways down someone talked about wet nostrils as being a sign of overdosing. I have had a dry mouth for many years and it has improved since starting Iodine.
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Iodine is kind of like that, in that it does what it wants to do in your body, and there are many factors that decide that, your level of health and your history of cleansing, for example. None of us can tell you what that level will do to your body.
My cousin, who is very toxic and has taken meds all her life, got a big detox in three weeks starting on one drop twice a week and just making it to two drops every other day. One drop is 6.5 mg. I was up to five drops twice a day at three weeks, and I got my first detox then. I am taking sixteen drops twice a day 5-6 days per week with hardly any detox.
You may be taking it to improve your vision, and it gives you detox through your lungs, so you know it is working on that.
60 mg per day is not a large amount to me. To my cousin, it would be an enormous amount. Do you see what I mean?
It is not so much how much you take in itself. It is how mcuh benefit you get from that amount with the least amount of discomfort from detox. One person could take 60 mg and have terrible side effects. Another could wonder when his/her progress would show. For the first month, I felt no real benefits from iodine. I only knew it was working when I got my first detox, which was chills, fever, and a big chest cold. Even after that, I could only look back and see some decrease in my fibromyalgia pain, when I was reading of other people having increased energy on a couple of drops a week.
You can only try an amount you think might help you, whether one drop or 60 mg. You should take all the companion supplements, use the salt protocol, and take breaks from iodine. You should read all the FAQs and have a plan of what do do when detox hits. The rest is management, both of dosage and of detox. At 60 mg you may feel no detox and sail right through, or you may experience massive detox and have to take more breaks and reduce your daily dosage.
Other people might have a different idea but to me, an overdose would mean that I would feel nervous, shaky, with a runny nose. for more than a week or two. At my high dose, I have never felt that. You may be different.
Personally I'm doing this because my metabolism is severely messed up. I've been seriously reactive hypoglycemic for a few years and it's destroyed my body and my mind.
I didn't find out about the connection to hypothyroid until recently, and sure enough I showed all of the classical symptoms of hypothyroid. My BBT was 95.6, 96.5 and 94 the three days I took it, and my oral temperature was never above 97.7
Yesterday I felt my first warm wave....I was in the car and although my hands and feet were still cold my face got really warm all of a sudden.
This morning I slept for about 8 hours, and felt like I could sleep some more. But once I got out of bed I started doing chores and moving about like I haven't in years.
I read once somewhere, but can't remember where, that you know your body is coming in to balance when you feel like you can either sleep or run a marathon at any given moment.
My hands and feet still get cold at times though, so I'm assuming it will take a while to build up the Iodine in the body.
One thing is for sure, I've been paying really close attention to how I feel when I'm digesting food the last year or so, and I never felt any activity in my throat area at any point (food or no food). Since taking the Iodine my throat area makes noises and feels like it's pumping things out 30-45 min. after I eat and at other times when I'm stressed or active.
Wow. So today I've been having strange mental disturbances.
I changed from one pill every 4 hours, to the two twice per day recommended.
Doubt that's significant.
I've had social phobic/anxiety problems for a while now and have always suspected they were due to my metabolic problems.
I had a severe case of it this morning, then literally turned into to severe rage and I started yelling because my roommates got up at the same time as me and I didn't want to be disturbed, then 10 minutes later it calmed down, I got a rush of energy and got alot done.
Then just a few min. ago the anxiety came back.
This is strange. I'm guessing this is due to a big detoxfication going on.
I'm going to push through with the Iodine. This could be the proof it's really working. I've already had a bowel movement twice today which is way more than normal. (Sorry to get gross there...)
My BBT hasn't changed much though. It was 96.8 this morning. My hands are still cold.
Welcome to the wild world of bromide detox. Hopefully you have read the FAQs about detox, and if not, it would be a good idea to do so. Did you start the salt protocol? When you have bromide detox, it is good to up the times you do the salt loading, as you get rid of twenty times more bromide when you take the salt. And up your magnesium until you get three BMs per day. This stuff is coming out fast and what doesn't get in the toilet retoxes your body. You have to be prepared with the salt protocol and the companion nutrients when you start with a decent dose of iodine.
regarding bromism contamination in war and home and salt
During Dr. Peter Spencer's response to questions concerning Gulf War syndrome's linkage to bromism, he stated, "It is noteworthy, I think, that when Europeans go to fight in the desert, Europeans tend to swallow salt tablets every day and Americans don't seem to do this. One wonders whether that might be a factor."
It sounds like you are experiencing bromide detox. As soon as someone mentions emotionality, think bromide. The Department of Defense reported on this after the Gulf War soldiers were given Bromide innoculations. Iodine can be very powerful in detoxing out stored bromINE from the fat cells and discharging it into the bloostream where it becomes bromIDE. This can result in acne, brassy taste, depression, dark thoughts, brain fog, fatigue, mouth sores and many other symptoms.
You may be able to stay on Iodoral if you do the salt loading protocol every day. Worst case, you can take Iodoral every other day until more bromide is excreted.
Depressed? Tired? These are bromide detox. Salt Load! If you have dark thoughts, feel tired or lethargic or have brain fog, these are symptoms of bromism. The iodine pushes the bromide into your bloodstream and brain.
Please try the Salt Loading Protocol and use 1/2 teaspoon of salt. See the recipe here:
A number of people who formerly described themselves as "going hyper" -- I'm one of them -- subsequently found out that their jumpiness, hot and cold flashes, heart pounding was NOT hyperthyroidism. It was bromide detox.
I held onto the notion for months that I could only take a little Iodoral. When I tried the salt loading protocol, suddenly I could take way more iodine. And we all know salt doesn't cure hyperthyroidism! So it couldn't have reversed my jumpiness. Also, iodine is used to TREAT hyperthyroidism.
For some people, it seems to take a year or more for their body's to adjust. Others slide into iodine therapy with out any bumps.
The Breast Cancer Choices Iodine Investigation Project is currently following patients taking iodine to prevent recurrence. Some patients report no side effects, some report a range of non-breast related improvements (such as weight loss, improved energy or mental clarity), and others report what we believe to be iodine detoxing bromide into the bloodstream causing symptoms of bromism.
According to the Department of Defense, bromism symptoms can manifest as lethargy, depression, "dark" thoughts, "brain fog," constipation, leg and hip pain, acne, rashes and other symptoms. These side effects are usually reversible in 24-48 hours by discontinuing the iodine and allowing a short period of washout before restarting at a lower dose. Again, as stated above, Celtic salt in water has relieved detox symptoms quickly.
Since bromide excretion seems to be higher in breast cancer patients than undiagnosed persons (29), it is important that each patient develop a strategy with her physician to clear the bromide. Ways of eliminating bromide detox symptoms by taking 1/2 teaspoon of Celtic salt in water are currently being used.
Some members of the Amazon discussion group have found the Salt Loading Protocol devised by Dr. William Shevin (and presented at the February '07 Iodine Conference) to be effective in eliminating the side effects such as bromide sedation, acne, brain fog, brassy taste, mouth sores, frontal headache or other symptoms which occur in a small percentage of patients.
Be sure you are getting Sea Salt from the health food store - Celtic is recommended. If you get the Sea Salt from the grocery store, it just doesn't work as well. Sea salt should run the water off of you, not make you hold it.
Assuming you have good sea salt, try it my way and let us know how that works. Start a new thread because this one is getting lost.