A lot of people (I was one) who experience bromide detox symptoms while on Iodine either assume: (1) they're allergic to Iodine (2)or they're experiencing a toxic reaction of too much iodine. The poster on the lyme forum who says Iodine increased the number of nodules probably was experiencing the nodules swelling and softening which is what happens when someone who has nodules begins to take iodine. The nodules don't start to shrink at first, they swell and soften before shrinking and disappearing. I would send her the link to Stephanie Buist's website: http://www.naturalthyroidchoices.com
and her yahoo group: http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/iodine/.
After being under the care of Dr. Brownstein for the last several years, Stephanie is an iodine expert and is convinced that she initially had hashimotos that developed in to thyroid cancer because she was so toxic with bromide and deficient in iodine.
A few years ago, I was convinced that I was taking too much iodine because I would get breakouts (the oh so attractive and painful bromide acne) when I went above 25mg. I have since become more informed (thanks to Stephanie Buist, Trapper and Wombat and http://www.breastcancerchoices.org/iodineindex.html)
and realize that the breakouts were a detox symptom not an overdose of iodine symptom.
Folks with hashimotos are often going to freak when they start iodine and start to get the feeling their throat is closing or their neck starts to ache; if they aren't aware of the bromide detox symptoms. Some hashi folks actually feel they're thyroid expanding! For the uninformed, it would be a sign that iodine is BAD, BAD, BAD!! It is these people we need to reach and educate!