1+ I want a doc to treat my symptoms not the numbers. Treating or not by the numbers is med school level mentality. Finding one with the savvy and experience is the hard part. Here in the USA docs won't treat any disease without documented numbers. It's a liability issue but if you've got one of the savvy fellows who'll work with you count yourself one up. That is, if you want one to begin with.
Scared of detox...me too. Because we don't really know what poisons and how much of a load we have hidden within us. In other words, you start Iodine supplement out of the desire for weight loss, hair growth, suspected Hypo-Thyroid then find out what you didn't know.
The best I got, only solace, is knowing Iodine supplement displaces those poisons, either slowly or quickly depending on your choice, while resuming it's natural physiological place within our bodies. I started with 2 drops Lugol's 2% orally daily and now 3 months latter paint my abdomen or both lower legs with it and take 2000mg magnetized SSKI daily without noticeable detox symptoms.