You may have different symptoms pop up as you go along. It can be a challenge to recognize some of them yourself, though the people around you might remind you :) Here's a list you can refer to when you need a hint --
Where does all this bromide detoxing from our tissues
Please look at the evidence of the increasing bromide dominance condition in our environment
Because iodine was not supplemented much before the last three years, few physicians have
had a chance to look closely at the occasional symptoms which arise from iodine
supplementation (still called "iodism") and raise questions.
- Might the historical observation of iodism be due principally to
massive amounts of stored bromine leaving the tissues and entering
- Is it possible the apparent adverse effects of iodine are due almost
exclusively due to bromide excretion, and not enough iodine-alone
effects can be documented to qualify as an "ism" ?
- Might the iodism phenomenon be more appropriately called
Many of the Breast Cancer Choices' Iodine Investigation Project registrants also found the
following suggestions helpful if bromide detox symptoms were not tolerable. Consult your
doctor before implementing the strategies below:
Bromide Detox Strategies
1. Salt Loading.
2. Stopping iodine for 48 hours to rest the kidneys.
3. Reducing the iodine dose temporarily, then working back up.
4. Taking several grams vitamin C spread out throughout the day along
with the Iodine Companion Nutrients.
5. Drinking more water.
6. Pulse-dosing (stopping and restarting iodine therapy.)
7. According to Iodine users with skin symptoms, adding 25 mg zinc often helps.
Iodine-related bromide symptoms may include but are not limited to:
eye lid twitching
tingling in hands or feet
dark thoughts (e.g., there is no reason to live)
depression (e.g., there is no reason to get out of bed)
mouth and tongue sores and cuts or "sore mouth"
"different" acne,"bromide acne," "acne-like eruptions" without "coniform." (Some iodine
users found zinc helps bromide acne.)
leg and hip ache (feels like arthritis)
odd swallowing sensation (reported in old medical literature as "swollen glottis")
body odor (bromos is Greek for stench)
unusual urine odor
ureteral spasm, frequent urination (mistaken for urinary infection)
breast tenderness (transient symptom reported to resolve)
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