You have gotten a lot of good advice in this thread, Cougar's right, what a great group!
It took me 27 months to comfortably say "I'm healed". It's a long road with lots of ups and downs. My initial thoughts were that perhaps you have an absorption problem but you say that you have felt other benefits(and detox symptoms) from iodine so that can't be the case(not completely, anyway).
My suggestion would be~ take off your bra! This may or may not be an issue with you- most women wear bras that don't fit properly and they wear them too much. I understand that there are times when a bra is necessary but take every opportunity to take the danged thing off. I have some el-cheapo sports bras that i wear in the winter and they are too big:). They just keep me from swinging all over the place and they do NOT constrict in any way. Brassieres impede the flow of lymph, here's a thread on lymph health:
and a good article on how bras are linked to breast cancer, follow link for complete text:
How bras are linked to breast cancer
Many people say that bras causing breast cancer is just a myth. It is true that bras do not cause breast per se, but ill-fitting, too tight bras can help cancer growth since they can prevent your body from excreting dangerous cancer-causing chemicals. And, as bra industry and even Oprah have noted, 80%+ of women wear the wrong-size bra.
The main reason why tight bras are bad for breast health is because they restrict the lymph flow in your breasts. There are numerous lymph pathways and lymph nodes in the armpits, under the breasts, and in between the breasts. Normally the lymph fluid washes out waste materials and other toxins away from the breasts, but bras (and especially push-up bras) inhibit this action, so toxins can start to accumulate in the breast, and that can help cancer to develop. In other words, bras inhibit the way our bodies normally cleanse themselves and get rid of cancer cells and toxins like PCBs, DDT, dioxin, benzene and other carcinogenic chemicals that cling to the body's fatty tissues like breast. In fact, if you find a lump in your breast, it may very well be filled with lymph fluid that was not able to move away from the breast tissue.
Bra wearing may also be connected to cancer in other ways. Wearing bras slightly increases the temperature of the breast tissue, and women who wear bras have higher levels of the hormone prolactin. Both of these may influence breast cancer formation.
Singer and Grismaijer's research
The first comprehensive study on this subject was done by medical researcher Sydney Singer and his wife Soma Grismaijer, triggered by Soma's discovery of a lump in her breast while in the early stages of pregnancy. Terrified, the couple started researching the causes and risk factors of breast cancer, and found out that even diagnosing the lump (if it was cancer) carried a risk they didn't want to take.
Soma stopped wearing bras, started doing regular breast massage and exercise, drinking only purified water, and taking some herbs and supplements. In two months, her lump was gone.
They noticed that the Maoris of New Zealand integrated into white culture have the same rate of breast cancer, while the marginalized aboriginals of Australia have practically no breast cancer. The same was true for "Westernized" Japanese, Fijians and other bra-converted cultures.
Singer and Grismaijer then studied 4,500 women in five cities across the U.S. about their bra wearing habits and later published their findings in a book Dressed to Kill. Though the study did not take into account other lifestyle factors, the results are too striking to be denied:
So the difference between 24 hour wearing and not at all fa was 125-fold!