My mom has emphysema and is on spiriva and advair - both bromide.
Two years ago, I gave her 6 drops of lugol's and 200 mcg of selenium, but she couldn't breath almost instantly.
Last year, when ever I gave her 6 drops of lugol's, her wheezing would stop.
This year, when I give her 6 drops of lugol's, she wheezes.
Could she be wheezing due to the bromide and should I start her on low dose selenium?
I'm a fan of selenium no matter what else is going on, as long as you're not in a high-selenium area.
I don't know enough to know medically why your mom wheezes sometimes and not other times. One suggestion is to put vit C crystals or orange juice with the Lugol's next time, and see if she does any better. I wonder if an all-iodide product would be kinder to her system. Iodine can be rough for some people. When high dosing is done for lung infections, it's always with potassium iodide (SSKI).
In addition, here's a post that may relate --
Thanks for the info links.
I gave her 1/2 tsp of celtic sea salt and followed with water and 1,500 mg of C 2x per day.
She normally tolerates the Lugol's and she has been having improvements with itchy head acne that has nearly disappeared.
I'd like her to do the salt flushes a couple times per day, but she is a bad patient.
Trapper's post says u have to use high doses as an expectorant, but she has been on 1,200 NAC 2x per day for months and serrapeptase, which shrunk most of her lung nodules and improved her lung function from 91% - 97%.
I am wondering how long it would take to clear out most of the bromide because I'm thinking it is the bromide causing the wheezing?
From what I've gathered, it might take several months to a year or more. It is not fast. My hope for her is that at some point her wheezing will start getting better, just because her levels are lower, if not desirable. That seems to be where you're coming from, too. Sometimes I'm just looking for better; optimal will have to wait.
The wheezing comes and goes and is not constant.
Interestingly, I gave her a salt flush and held off on the iodine for that day.
The next day, I gave her 6 drops again and there was no wheezing.
I really think this is a bromine dominance problem and don't know if I should add the selenium or not?
It has been a few days since I have heard my mom wheeze and she didn't wheeze when going for a walk.
Her hips and thighs got sore, but she wasn't wheezing.
I saw this allergy warning for iodine here
and the symptoms of iodine allergy sure sound like bromide symptoms.
I'm crossing my fingers and hoping her wheezing goes away completely, but the spiriva and advair are both very addictive.
She started wheezing again, sigh, but I think she needs a higher dose of iodine or more time.
She doesn't wheeze every time she gets exercise, but only sometimes.
It must be either gluten or bromide, but not sure because she tries to stay away from gluten products.