New to CureZone so I hope I am posting this in correct place. I believe I am experiencing severe bromide detox and not sure what I can do to relieve it.
Short history: Before I attempted using Iodoral, I spent an entire year changing my diet, started juicing
with a juicer, used non-bromated flour, drank distilled water, stopped eating processed/fast foods and frozen processed foods, stopped eating red meat, did eat non-anti biotic chicken about once a month, ate what is a semi-vegetarian diet.
Started Iodoral in May 2012, very slowly, half tab for about 10 days, then one tab for 10 days, then 2 tabs for 10 days. I also took daily 3 grams Vitamin C, Vit D3, selenium - because basically that's all I could afford (I'm on a fixed income).
I began to noticed fatigue/extreme sleepiness about a month in. However, two months in at end of July 2012, the itchy rash began and is continuing to "spread" over my body. I have a face rash on my left cheek, rash on top of both breasts that seems to be spreading up towards my neck though not as wide-spread, pin-points of rash on my upper arms, shoulders, back, and parts of my legs and feet. The rash is incredibly itchy which I try not to scratch, but it oozes (or "weeps") fluid and is especially horrible on the tops of my breasts.
I applied tea tree oil but it only further irritated it. I have applied ACV to all the rashes and rash spot (except my face) to somewhat okay results in that it will stop the itching for awhile. I've also applied my own mixture of cocoa butter and organic castor oil to try to soothe the rash.
Two days ago I discovered that my feet and upper legs have begun to swell; first day it was bad; it comes and goes. I had not attempted to do any of the "salt loading" until the feet started to swell. So for two days now I've done salt loading with Himalayan Salt approximately four times.
Today when I awoke, I still have all my same symptoms, including weeping itchy rash, swollen feet/upper legs, AND now my upper lip is swelling along with my eye lids.
I also should mention that my hair is falling out at an alarming rate and it was already thin.
I'm at my wits end - I've NEVER had any problems in my life with feet swelling/legs swelling OR upper lip.
I am wondering - among a lot of questions - did the salt loading have anything to do with my upper lip and eyes swelling? What caused my feet/legs to swell (before the salt loading)? Will this rash EVER subside and go away? Will my hair stop falling out? What can I do to relieve these symptom which I believe are the bromide detox?
I stopped Iodoral and I've run out of Vit C, etc. I plan on repurchasing the Vit C and might be able to afford about three more vitamins/minerals (seriously, I have money issues). But I'm actually very concerned right now about the state of my health and my body. Should I start back with the Iodoral? I can't take much more of these symptoms of detox.
Another question I would hope someone would answer is - is salt loading safe? What other possible ramifications could salt loading have on a woman age 64 (I take no medications at all)? I believe I have always been hypothyroid; hence, my reasons for wanting to take Iodoral. I've never had a temperature in my life (unless I was feverish) over 97 degrees, plus I have other symptom of hypo (this is the short version of my story).
Any help will be MUCH appreciated. And soon! Thank you.