Of course, you're right. But I doubt Dr. Abraham has met anyone who has consistently used as much on their skin as you have. This is a time where I read a statistic, and defer to the hand cramping. Some experts also say that progesterone applied to the skin doesn't show up on a blood test. But used day after day, month after month, of course it does. First it builds up in the fat, then it goes other places. Not only does it show up in blood work, it can build to unnatural levels. Same with iodine. I could imagine that when it's first used, the skin soaks up all it can for its receptors. Then when they're satisfied, iodine moves on and in. It just takes time and volume.