I just started Lugols about one month ago. I donate platelets appox. every 2 weeks and The Blood Center posts your TOTAL cholesterol number online following each donation. Could it be that my GOOD (LDL?) is way high now giving me this bad reading? Or is the detox causing a temporary spike in my numbers? I've been tracking my numbers for years and have very rarely gone above 200 with an average around 160 even while smoking 3 packs a day. I quit smoking over 6 months ago. Been 50mg Lugols daily 5 days on, 2 days off since around the beginning of March.