I have been using Iodine
daily for 3 weeks now, the first week with Iodine
tincture/transdermal, painting on my skin.
disappeared about 3 hours which I read that means I am deficient.
I had been feeling very fatigued everyday for a while, and read about Iodine and increased energy.
The first 2.5 days I painted with the tincture...WOW! I felt AMAZING!!! Super clear head and perfect energy, slept great. I felt 100% in perfect health in every way, physically, emotionally, and mentally, it was like a miracle. I don't think I have ever felt that well in my life, even as a kid!...it only lasted for the first 2 days though...and now continuous detox symptoms...for weeks now.
The last few days I've started putting 1-2 drops of Lugols
2% in water and drinking it instead of on my skin, but I have been unable to increase my dose more than 2 drops without severe detox reactions.
I've had mostly all the symptoms in combination for 3 weeks now, even on 1 drop. I'm trying to slowly increase the drops (goal is 25 mg/day) but I can't seem to be able to increase past 2 drops without feeling very ill and brain fog, etc, even on 1 drop I don't feel well.
I do the salt push a couple times a day when I'm feeling the worst and it really works to eliminate the sick feeling...for a while.
I just started the supplement compliment too, vit C, magnesium, B3, (B2 and selenium are in my multi, not much) I haven't noticed it helping much, just the salt push does.
Should I just stick with 1 drop until the symptoms are over, and then increase? Or should I continue to increase every week and suffer through it until I get past it.
Would Pulse dosing be a good idea?
How long does this detox usually last? Is it normal to last this long?
If I continue to slowly increase the dose, will I continue to experience detox reaction as I increase the dose until I reach my 25 mg. goal?
Does that mean I'll feel sick for months and months? I don't know if I can do it.
I'd really love to experience those 2 days of perfect health again.
Thanks for any advice