You may have different symptoms pop up as you go along. It can be a challenge to recognize some of them yourself, though the people around you might remind you :) Here's a list you can refer to when you need a hint --
Where does all this bromide detoxing from our tissues come from? Please look at the evidence of the increasing bromide dominance condition in our environment and products. Because iodine was not supplemented much before the last three years, few physicians have had a chance to look closely at the occasional symptoms which arise from iodine supplementation (still called "iodism") and raise questions. __________________________________________________________________
Might the historical observation of iodism be due principally to massive amounts of stored bromine leaving the tissues and entering the bloodstream?
Is it possible the apparent adverse effects of iodine are due almost exclusively due to bromide excretion, and not enough iodine-alone effects can be documented to qualify as an "ism" ?
Might the iodism phenomenon be more appropriately called "bromism"?
Many of the Breast Cancer Choices' Iodine Investigation Project registrants also found the following suggestions helpful if bromide detox symptoms were not tolerable. Consult your doctor before implementing the strategies below: Bromide Detox Strategies
1. Salt Loading. 2. Stopping iodine for 48 hours to rest the kidneys. 3. Reducing the iodine dose temporarily, then working back up. 4. Taking several grams vitamin C spread out throughout the day along with the Iodine Companion Nutrients. 5. Drinking more water. 6. Pulse-dosing (stopping and restarting iodine therapy.) 7. According to Iodine users with skin symptoms, adding 25 mg zinc often helps.
Iodine-related bromide symptoms may include but are not limited to:
eye lid twitching foot twitching tingling in hands or feet dark thoughts (e.g., there is no reason to live) depression (e.g., there is no reason to get out of bed) anxiety emotionality mouth and tongue sores and cuts or "sore mouth" "different" acne,"bromide acne," "acne-like eruptions" without "coniform." (Some iodine users found zinc helps bromide acne.) skin "cuts" hair loss brain fog leg and hip ache (feels like arthritis) rash (bromaderma) metallic taste sinus ache cherry angiomas runny nose headache sedation lethargy odd swallowing sensation (reported in old medical literature as "swollen glottis") body odor (bromos is Greek for stench) unusual urine odor dry mouth ureteral spasm, frequent urination (mistaken for urinary infection) diarrhea constipation vision changes irritability increased salivation dream changes hormone changes kidney pain breast tenderness (transient symptom reported to resolve)
References: A Review of the Scientific Literature as It Pertains to Gulf War Illnesses: Pyridostigmine Bromide Vol. 2 by Beatrice Golumb, MD, PhD, http://www.gulflink.osd.mil/library/randrep/pb_paper/ Abraham G et al., Evidence that the Administration of Vitamin C Improves a Defective Cellular Transport Mechanism for Iodine: A Case Report, The Original Internist 2005 Abraham G., The Safe and Effective Implementation of Orthoiodosupplementation in Medical Practice, The Original Internist 2004 Cann S et al., Hypothesis, Iodine, Selenium and the Development of Breast Cancer, Cancer Causes Control 2000. Breast Cancer Choices, Iodine Investigation Project Database.