I started taking an Iodine supplement about 2 months ago. Was taking 3mg for about a month, then went to 6mg for a couple weeks, 9mg for a week. However, I just started Lugols 5% 3 days ago (was taking an Iodine supplement from my doc before but was not very good quality and lacked potassium iodide). Started with 2 drops (approx 6.25mg per drop correct?) in water in the morning, followed that with 400mg selenium, 1/2 cap ATP co-factors, did vit D later in the day, and vit C and magnesium before bed. Today I did 3 drops of Lugols instead of 2 and I feel amazing! I was afraid of detox, but I've been finding that the more I up my dose the better I feel.
Before I started Iodine I had SEVERE breast tenderness 7-10 days before my cycle. My next cycle should start Wednesday, normally I would already be in excruciating pain but I have NO PAIN WHATSOEVER! This is a miracle to me, I have suffered from this for as long as I've had my cycle pretty much. I also have tons of energy, although since I started the Lugols I have had some trouble sleeping, but nevertheless I still feel great during the day. The swelling in my thyroid persists, but I've had this swelling since I was a child, so I imagine it will take a long time to heal and for the swelling to go down. I'm thinking of painting it with iodine. Any thoughts on this? I've been doing just castor oil at night but I'm not sure I've noticed a difference.
Anyway, so far so good!!