Vit A is a classic treatment for skin conditions which I haven't thought about for a while. I've learned that there's a difference between the synthetic retinol that is probably in your multi and the natural retinol that is in the cod liver oil. I am unconcerned about the beta carotene either way, as your body controls how much gets converted.
I think with the combo you're using, you should be good for a very long time. If you were taking that same total amount as all synthetic retinol, there might be some concern. But good old cod liver oil gives you natural retinol, which your body easily uses.
In the past I have taken too much synthetic Vit A, and my "tell" was vicious headaches. My husband's was knee pain so bad he didn't think he could walk to the car. Other possible signs of too much Vit A include progressively drier skin, blurred vision, and thinning hair.
Now, don't make up that you're already having these symtoms. You're on 5000 iu natural retinol and 2000 iu synthetic retinol. That shouldn't be too much. However, you might consider taking an occasional vacation from the multi, as the breaks will prevent the synthetic retinol from building too high. As an example, I take a dry synthetic Vit A 10,000 iu three times a week. To date this has not given me a problem.
If you are using topical magnesium oil and taking 400mg magnesium per day, the only thing I can assume is that you are working out too hard or the 400mg magnesium you're taking isn't well absorbed (though a blend of citrate/glycinate/malate should be pretty good). When I had the worst eyelid twitching of my life, I was taking 400-800mg Magnesium Glycinate per day. But once I started using Magnesium Oil topically it went away, so it's weird to me you have the twitching and also use magnesium oil!
If you want to truly find out if your problem is caused by mangesium, I would recommend Remag:
Max you will need to take is 200mg, since the absorption is way higher than most pill forms of magnesium. But warning, these taste disgusting.
I can tell you for a fact, every time I stop taking iodine with salt I have major joint pain. I don't know why, I just know it happens. It makes my hands feel very stiff and if I go long enough without salt, I can barely move my wrists. The longer I go, the worse it gets.
From what I understand, Iodine releases toxins into the bloodstream, and salt is necessary to help flush them out. As far as your kindey stones, I have no clue, I've never researched that.
Hopefully I dont have worms lol - I've never craved ice cream in my life, even now!
I've only eaten ice cream like crazy two times in my life - Slurpees and Ben-and-Jerrys. I usually never even eat it. I ate the Slurpees everyday because I was trying to save money and 3 taquitos + a slurpee was a great deal. Then started eating ice cream everyday ONLY BECAUSE I wanted to find out which Ben and Jerrys flavor was the best lol.
And yea I have heard that low thyroid people crave ice cream, but couldn't find any link to metabolism. And the thing is - it only supercharges my metabolism WITH IODINE. Without iodine, it seems to work a little, but not nearly as effectively.
I still believe it has to do with the temperature, not the nutritional contents. When I switched from drinking a medium Coke with dinner, to drinking a Slurpee with dinner, the nutritional contents basically stayed the same - sugar, chemical flavors, dye.