I am a newbie with the bean too, so I have similar wonderings
but the Iodine stuff I might have some info worth sharing.....
how long did you take the Iodine?
what was your highest dose?
what happened when you took in orally?
I have been taking at least 100mg a day since feb and I am still detoxing: anxiety, metal taste in mouth, hot flashes, and a lot more.....
I would be wondering about it but I did a test and my bromide was high and it was even higher in July than in Feb
Brownstein told me it took him 4 years for his Iodine to drop, and he was taking 50mg of Iodoral the whole time
You might consider doing an Iodine loading test and also test for bromide. It is about $82 from Hakala Labs
just a thought.
I will be honest, the Hashi thing worried me too, I had too friends tell me they thought I had Iodine induced Hashi. So I retested my thyroid: full panel with thyroid antibodies.....normal. Well, Normal with taking 60mg of armour. but no abnormal antibody stuff
I feel better on higher dosages than lower dosages...
anyway, don't mean to be pushy, just for some of us the detox is hard with Iodine and it is worth sticking with it and it can help to have a test to confirm some things and it can be helpful to get coached by those who have been through the fire
and the Hashi thing can be difficult if that is really what is going on, although in Brownsteins book he is really clear that Hashi and Graves peoples thyroids are Iodine defficient and Iodine is necessary to recover, and it is not a straight forward dance, other factors come into play and I don't understand all of that....