I found the answer! It was actually the Niacin supplement that was causing the "flushing" of my skin and is perfectly normal. Online suggestion is to start at 100mg/day until the flushing goes away for 3 consecutive days and then increase to 200mg and repeat. The goal is to build up to 500mg/day for best defense against radiation.
I hope this helps anyone who experiences the same issue with the Iodine protocol.
Hello! I am new to this site as far as posting goes, but have been here many times to read about certain things. I was brought to the site years ago concerning iodine supplementation. When I found out about iodine and the rampant deficiency most everyone has, I immediately started taking it. I didn't keep up with it on a regular basis and I am kicking myself now.
When I initially started taking it, I went through a lot of the detox symptoms, and when they got to be too annoying to me, I slowly slacked off (specifically eye floaters and the taste in my mouth.) Now, I am suffering the symptoms of hypotryroidism and it wasn't until last week when I started having difficultly swallowing that I realized my problem - not enough iodine!
I think my body has been telling me for at least six months that something was wrong, but I have been ignoring it thinking it had to be deficiencies in other things. (It very well may be also, I don't doubt that, but I also am a very regular vitamin and mineral taker.) I am very physically active, weightlifting etc, and that was what I was blaming the tiredness on. I've also been experiencing aches and pains (unexplained tennis elbow), spaciness, forgetfulness, moodiness, heavier monthly cycle, and recently I've gained weight, the list goes on. My difficulty swallowing, I couldn't ignore.
So, I have been taking 10 drops a day of a lugols solution for about 6 days now. My dose is at about 62 mg a day. I am doing all the co-supplements which I didn't do as dilligently years back when I was first introduced to iodine. I have the tast in my mouth but taking salt seems to help this. I am breaking out with a few pimples, but that is about it. Yesterday, my neck was very tender and I do feel a lump on both sides where my tyroid is - I have no doubt it is enlarged. I can't see that it looks much different than usual though, and I have had a sore neck here on and off for a little while before I realized my problem, but not this tender.
My energy levels are up some, but my swallowing is still annoying me and I get panicky every now and again. I can take pills fine, I can breath alright, it's just certain foods are hard to go down. Has anyone else been in this situation, and about how long should I expect this to go on before more results are noticed.
I truly believe I am on the right track, and I am so upset with myself cause I knew better to not be taking iodine regularly.
Brave? or just stubbornly determined. Hahaha! Trust me to be the random weirdo that gets hypo during a fast. Lol.
Yes I will defs jump onto the iodine. Then by the end of my 30 days I will re-assess where it's at.
12.5 days to go and I can only really afford to loose 460g (about a pound) a day - and no more otherwise I'll be again in the scary skeleton zone hehehe - eww. Can't understand why when I added quite a bit more weight to begin with I still end up bordering on the same deathly weight as last time. Hubs got his eyes on me and if I go even anywhere near last time he is intervening and terminating my fast (obviously a caring thing, seeing what I went through last time).
Praying I will go 30 days. So close! So trying to be as sedentary as I know how to be - which I'm not used to.
I am currently on 75 mcg of thyroxine since July and in August my TSH was 1.52 and my T3 was low at 64 and my T4 was 1.3 in normal range. In Feb my TSH was 0.02 low and my T3 was146and my T4 was 1.52. I told my doctor that my TSH seemed low and he said it was fine even though he told me in August that I should keep it between 1 and 2. I had been feeling more anxious since mid December and started having problems with insomnia. He is not Iodine literate and not much help. Anyway, I started supplementing with progesterone cream in February and am noticing some improvements in anxiety and sleep and have been taking increased D3 and magnesium and fish oil but I still have problems with anxiety and headaches. I also believe I have adrenal gland fatigue in which I produce increased amounts of cortisol so I am taking natural salt to help with that as well as GABA and Seriphos. The Dr put me on Sertraline 12.5 mg in early February to help with the sleep but I have started to wean off that as well as I do not want to be on that. I have ordered Lugols 2% and it will be here soon. I was feeling so anxious that I stopped taking my thyroxine the last few days because I think it has built up in my system. Plus, my hands and feet are still so cold and I have lost 15 pounds since last year but am maintaining a weight of 125 now. I feel shakey as if my blood Sugar is low but it tests within normal range. I am eating clean. I would like to replace the thyroxine with the lugols. I have heard that it takes about 6 weeks for the thyroxine to get out of your system. I was going to start with 3 mg of Lugols and increase by 12.5 mg per week. What are your thoughts?
I have been studying an approach simular diet plan that is like the Japanese diet if u don't know the Japanese are some smart eaters they eat lots of seafood and veggies now based in research the benefits from the sea are amazing diet wise they seem to eat lots of Iodine mean while Americans r low in Iodine and sick overweight and less smart the kelp seaweed thing I am going to experiment with LugolsIodine getting 12.5 mg of iodine as that is what they get average part 2 is the amount of fish they eat they are probably getting the omega oils many benefits so instead of eating like Japanese lol I think iodine and fish oil or shark liver oil with a healthy diet over powered by more fruits n veggies is my goal the Japanese have good skin and live long higher i.q and we know iodine has been shown to do with brain development and i.q fish oil is great on skin and it's good oils Japanese don't get all this genetics either study show they come to America they get fat lol and take all our problems ingesting what comes from the sea has always been so beneficial for us humans
I am not an example, though. What Iodine has helped me with is to sensitize my thyroid receptors so that I need the least amount of medication possible. That is such a blessing. And it has also helped strengthen my adrenals. Just when I think I've learned all that Iodine can do for me, it does something else.
Sweating as you are is a sign of health. Without iodine, some people don't sweat, and they can become very ill as a result. Though sweat can be a nuisance, bless it as a sign of returning normalcy in your body.
It's sad when denial leaves and comprehension arrives. But now the power is in your hands (insofar as the establishment does not try to wrestle it from you). Blessings!
I'm trying to develop a recipe to make distilled water better for drinking by adding things like trace mineral drops, Himalayan salt, lemon juice and apple cider vinegar.
I know the water in my home is very hard and I'm 99% sure is loaded with halogens.
But I see there are two forms of each, I'll say "halide like", molecules I guess, halides being fluoride, chloride, bromide, iodide, astatide, and the counterpart halogens fluorine, chlorine, bromine, iodine, and astatine.
Some trace mineral products have chloride in them.
So I'm wondering if just the halogens (excluding Iodide of course) are bad for you, or is it also their halide counterparts?
Also feel free to share you already know of a great recipe to alkalize and mineralize distilled water. I'm looking for a long term solution for drinking water, something that isn't just a solution for a couple week cleanse.