Illys, you are awesome! Thank you so much for your comprehensive reply. I forgot just how wonderful the community is on here. What you're saying about the kidneys and lymph makes so much sense considering what has been going on with me as of late.
I'm not sure what you mean about borax? That is new to me. The only way I've used boric acid is vaginally for my chronic yeast infections, but I developed a resistance to it and it doesn't work any more.
I've been taking Iodine and selenium on and off (mostly on) since about 2008.