I am researching about how the salt push/load flushes out the bromine from the blood to the urine and came across this....
"Salt load procedure: If, while taking Iodine, we suspect bromine toxicity (bad taste in mouth, acne-like eruptions, fatigue, irritability, difficulty concentrating or with memory, emotional instability, or depression), follow the following procedure (“salt load”):"
The small bouts of blues I have had are from the bromine as well.
Yesterday I started taking Selenium really seriously. Besides the iodine. I read this was necessary. This morning I felt lousy, did not even do my oil pulling. Felt lousy already yesterday - I mean: a small bout of depression..... This small bout of depression haunts me right now, too.
I drank the recommended salt 5 minutes ago.
Tomorrow morning I will do the oil pulling! A long one!
Could these symptoms come from fluorine (or fluoride or however the right chemical name is), too? Because I do not know of Bromine-exposure. But Fluorine - yes.
"Iodine supplementation causes bromine to be released from within the tissues of the body, into the bloodstream, and if this happens rapidly and in sufficient quantities, produces toxic symptoms. This is treated with salt (the chloride ion flushes the bromine into the urine) and may necessitate the reduction of the Iodine dosage. Potassium chloride can be used in place of ordinary salt (table salt, for example) in people who are salt-sensitive."
It is not kidney irritation that causes the symptoms, but the bromine toxicity.
"I am recognizing bromine toxicity symptoms much more commonly than I had, even several months ago, and now consider that this may be an extremely common toxicity. "
LN, it was the early Iodine patients who originally researched the bromide connection from the Gulf War vets literature. Two years ago, the doctors were still calling these symptoms "Iodism" and assuming there was no antidote. I remember when the Iodine doctors said mouth sores had nothing to do with iodine or detoxing the bromide.
Dr. Shevin was the first one to recognize what we said, and put a salt-loading protocol in writing at the Iodine Conference in February.
The recognition of bromide detox has been one of the most revolutionary steps in the Iodine Movement. Before it was discovered, a lot of breast patients got rashes or dark thoughts and DROPPED OUT of taking iodine, putting them at risk.
Thank you and other curezoners for pounding home the power of bromide detox.
I've seen it mentioned several times about high levels of Iodine (what do you consider "high levels"?) causing vivid, dark dreams ... are they like serial killer type dreams where the one dreaming is thinking of doing something evil or malicious? I don't understand what you guys are saying.
At 7 drops a day, I've been having really vivid dreams, but most of those are about dying and aren't really what I would consider "dark." Kind of a larky skip into heaven on a little cloud or a magic carpet ride into the white light. Not an ominous grim reaper coming to take me with a black hooded robe and sickle (sp?).
And I hope my dreams are strictly symbolic. I'm working too hard to get well to think about checking out now.
I've had oogles of dreams of demons dying that startle me to awaken and leave me with a sense that I am a murderer. I frequently have visions of monsters demons and strange faces during that portal between wake and sleep. Last night dreamed I put my hands on my nephew to heal him and a demon came out.
Wow! Interesting. I've had what I call "slasher" dreams, but they're usually something being done TO me rather than BY me and lately they're in direct correlation to my blood pressure. Usually somebody's about to die a violent death (namely me) and then I wake up. I take my BP first thing and it's usually off the hook 220/120 or something like that.
Hmmm? I've read several people report about the dark dreams. Is that a good thing on the Iodine road? Like means something's working? And do you get over it as you detox or does it just keep happening? I'm up to 9 drops and will probably go up to 10 today.
I went off of Iodine for 16 days (July) while I had company that was driving me nuts and started taking the Iodine immediately after she left. I had a Holocaust type dream where I was trying to save elderly people that society had forgotten about and no longer had the funds to pay for NursingHome Care. My heart was breaking as I tried to save them and no one would help.
While I was off the Iodine I had an attack of diverticulitis during the night (never experienced before) and was cramping horribly with rectal bleeding. I woke up once dreaming that I was hunting for tickets I could cash in to allow me to pass gas. I had actually remembered to take iodine 3 days earlier so feel that it was a healing crisis. No problems since. Sleeping like a rock!