Hi, I was concerned about the kidney ache I experienced with a dose of only about 5 mgs. It is scary, since I never had kidney pain. Funny how ingesting bad dangerous substances or touching heavy metals doesn't hurt going in, while trying to rid the body of the bad stuff can cause kidney ache, or I am sure in higher Iodine dosages, it would increase to actual kidney pain. I was aware of kidney ache yesterday and even though I salt loaded maybe 4 times and drank tons of water and a whole bottle of cranberry juice, it never went away. Is it very harmful to the organ to detoxify materials that cause it to be uncomfortable? It is scary since I am not under supervision for this detox. This forum, and my own research are what I have to go on. So any wisdom about the kidney's reaction to the detox?