So, back to now; the last year I had a slight setback, some old symptoms came creeping back, like splitting nails, a little insomnia/ "allergy"= adrenal fatigue, and not the energy I used to have. Not much, no crisis and it could have been due to stress, etc etc, but I knew something was going in the wrong direction.
I upped the iodine, then quit it for a few days, not much happened until I decided to try potassium. Reason why is that I have taken loads of salt for 7-8 years, and V kept nagging about it. In the back of my mind I realized I couldnt possibly fill in with the potassium; even if my vegetable intake is fairly high. Finally I managed to find a supplement of it, chloride form (tip for the europeans, netshops for wine and beer making)
Since then I got the energy back, better sleep, nails good within the one month I have taken it. +++
So, I am back in business, definitely. I notice an greater energy within 20 minutes of taking potassium, similar to when I took Iodine in the beginning. 5-6 grams taken in water divided during the day. Funny thing is that the craving for salt have diminished; I then wonder if it was the chloride I was craving in addition to sodium!!
Also the last year I have tested some more lithium supplement; in chloride form. Been very positive, I will go in depth with it some day, as I am still in the experimental phase. But it is a factor to consider for us taking iodine.
Iodine dosage, I know someone will ask:) yes, one big dropperful of lugols, with vit C, fruit juice or smoothie in the morning. Or coffee:)) Approx 100 mg most days of a week.