So, I pulse dosed because I was getting some pretty heavy detox symptoms. I went from 37.5mg to 50mg to 75mg in about 4 days time and I felt the difference. In short, when I was taking below the 37.5mg, I felt awesome but wanted to speed things up a bit.
After i went up drastically, I had lots of fatigue and brain fog all over again (exactly what I had prior to Lugol's with the 'fibro' and 'CFS') so I stopped for 48 hours. I felt pretty weak and tired. Then, yesterday, I started over, taking 37.5mg and am still dragging. I feel pretty alert for about 30min to an hour after taking 12.5mg and then tired again until my next dose...and the cycle continues.
Coming from someone who was super excited about the energy and warmth and general feeling of well-being to begin with, I am a litte disappointed that I feel this way. i am taking all companions. i even cut back on a couple of things as Trapper suggested. I am doing the salt pushes as needed and drink a ton of water...sometimes with lemon.
If I am doing something wrong, tell me! If not and this is normal, someone please promise me that I will feel better again! I would love to feel like I did with my 1st couple of weeks of supplementing. I had life back in me. i wasn't a zombie anymore and I could move around like a toddler. Not to say I feel really bad or worse than before but not nearly as good as in the beginning.
This takes time, for me it took 3 months of heavy detox before I got to the point when things started to point upwards.
We have seen over and over again at the forum; first a high, then a low, then unstable for a while before the energy is steadier.
You are not doing anything wrong, and I cant promise anything, only share my experience with iodine.
What about taking 12,5 mg every second hour? anyone?
what do u mean when u say it didnt work? Increasing worked to give you energy? Or just that decreasing doesnt give you any more either? Do I just need to get thru detoxing? And how long might that last? Days, weeks?
yes, i have been searching thru them but it's hard to know what words to search for. I have done "tired," "fatigue," and some others but haven't really ran into a post that was asking quite what i am. I'll keep looking.
Ok, so being that I have dealt with chronic fatigue for years and I am used to a lifestyle built around it...knowing what I know about Iodine and erading what i have read about others who regain energy...I will stick it out.
A question though. Does anyone think it is a good idea to exercise thru the fatigue? As a person with fibro and cfs, doctors say to exercise to feel better, then there r some who say not to push it because of PEM (post-exercise malaise). PEM has been a real event for me this last year or two. I could go straight to bed for a couple of days after a rigorous workout and my brain fog was worse and IBS acted up.
Since I am thinking fibro is more related to thyroid, in which most with hypo have PEM as well...in that light, is working out safe while being so tired? Even just a walk or jog? Or do u recommend complete rest? I don't want to over-tax my poor adrenals since I'm sure theyare already probably shot.