I'm glad you've seen that iodine has helped you in other areas. I think you were led to do the right thing for yourself, to start the iodine. Now you keep moving forward to the next step. Even if iodine-caused detox is causing you to retain water and gain weight, iodine is not the problem, but showing you a weakness in your system. You fix that weakness, something else may become apparent. I've had many such stepping-stone experiences. Moving forward through discovery.