While I have been around long enough to know that some symptoms may be seen as "detox" those same symptoms could be seen as toxicity as well... Do YOU know the difference?
I know some of this has been posted before, but, please pay attention to what is going on inside you... if you are not feeling or behaving normally, it could be something other than "detox".
I have no doubt that many are Iodine deficient. I have no doubt that we are inundated with bromide and fluoride that could use a good flushing... but once you accomplish your goals, choose a reasonable maintenance dose, 12.5mg for females and 8mg for males as stated in the literature.
Keep in mind that the 54 year old man that drank the iced tea drank 15g of SSKI NOT Lugol's there is a difference between Iodide and iodine.
iodism (io·dism) (i´o-diz-əm) chronic poisoning by iodine or iodine compounds; it is marked by coryza, ptyalism, frontal headache, emaciation, weakness, and skin eruptions (iododerma). Called also iodine poisoning.
A case of delirium that was believed to have been caused by disinfectant iodoform is reported. The delirium began on the seventh day following filling with iodoform gauze, and approximately one month later, the patient entered a semi-comatose state. The patient began to recover roughly seven days after filling was discontinued. At that time, there were indications that the serum-iodine levels was five times higher than normal. From the above, it is believed that the case of the delirium was the iodine absorbed from the filling gauze.
B. Acute Effects
Acute toxicity may result from short-term exposure to a high concentration or a large amount. In adults, an average fatal dose of ingested iodine crystals or powder has been estimated to be two to four grams. Ingestion causes burns in the mouth, vomiting, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Severe intoxication may result in headache, delirium, and a drop in blood pressure. Inhalation causes eye and nose irritation and tightness in the chest. Skin contact causes burns, irritation, and rash (Genium, 1999).
C. Chronic Effects
Repeated ingestion of iodine in amounts that exceed dietary requirements results in a toxic syndrome called iodism. Initial symptoms of iodism are an unpleasant brassy taste, burning of the mouth and throat, and soreness of the teeth and gums. Increased salivation, inflammation of mucous membranes of the nose (rhinitis), eye and mouth, sneezing, laryngitis, bronchitis, and skin rashes are frequently observed (Hardman et al., 1996). Prolonged intake of very large amounts of iodine (approximately ten times the recommended daily dietary allowance) can lead to enlargement of the thyroid, a condition called goiter (NAS, 1980). Studies of the effects of long-term inhalation of iodine vapors by humans are not available. Studies in laboratory animals indicate that long-term inhalation of iodine vapor disrupts thyroid function and reduces the ability of the lungs to take up oxygen. Adverse changes in the lungs of exposed animals include edema, scaling of bronchial epithelium, and bleeding (HSDB, 2001).