Ok, some of you already know me. I'm now on 50 mg iodine taken as lugols solution and I take selenium 400 mcg, magnesiummalate 1000 mg, 3 gr vitamin c und sea salt 3 times a day.
When I'm drinking plenty of water my urine becomes colourless but as soon as I disolve a tablespoon of seasalt the next urine is green/brown and very cloudy and stinky. I guess this is the bromide coming out ?
I've dealt so far with some very moody and depressed days, acne flare up on the whole body, rashes on the forehead, sometimes extreme irritability and anxiety.
I'm still a bit frightening about iodine. I'm from germany and here is another dimension of iodophobia going on. I learned from childhood on that iodine is a poisen and should be avoided like hell. Can you encourage me that I really need the iodine to get rid of the bromide from 10 years usage of atrovant ?
The detox is heavy and when depression sets in doubts arises, too. I need someone who can encourage me und tell me that this is the right way, you know ?
"I would actually up the Iodine to 100 mg and increase the salt.
Add some zinc and boron to your supplements, you will do fine; but it will take some time to detox ten years of bromide."
I already take zinc but no boron. Here in germany the private person isn't allowed to buy boron or borax :( . Hopefully I get all the bromide out of the body and I can get the real benefits of iodine supplementation like in the beginning.
"Why continue iodine; well, Germany is within the low iodine belt in Europe. Have a look around you; are people healthy and happy or not? This was a major motivation in my case; as my family and friends came down with one disease after the other; like cancers, Parkinson, MS, Lupus, Asthma,hypo thyroid, allergies etc etc."
Yes I can relate to this. I don't know anybody around me who is healthy. Everybody has some diseases and most often these people die by the age of 50-60.
Thank you for your encouragement. I needed this to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
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"Sounds like you are doing great!!!
Admittedly it is a sucky great. And when you are all alone doing this kind of thing it can be hard not to wonder if you are creating a sucky Bad experience for yourself!"
Do you think that when the detox is over I can get the real benefits of taking iodine ? My only hope in this really dark times is that I felt so good like when I first took iodine. I never felt so good in my life.
"And I totally get your concerns...it took me a long time to get started, and then I bailed about 2-3months in because I was so cold and felt like I was going to get sick...so i stopped and got into something else for 15 months or so because I was struggling getting good info to support myself....I think I didn't ask enough questions here and I went away. And then came back to I and here and dug in and it makes sense so I won't stop now."
I can relate to this. I took iodine 3 months before and I stopped it completly because I felt so extreme bad. I wasn't even able to go to work or tolerate other people. Then I moved on to Cutler protocoll and did 50 rounds of it. It helped me much but I was sure that the detox wasn't over as I'm heavily poisoned by Bromide and for this there is only Iodine to take.
Sometimes the detox is so heavy that I fall into a very dark place, without any hope to move on. I never expected bromide to be such a heavy poison. Now I know for sure that bromide is my problem. How could I ever get healthy with so much bromide in my body ?
"I have been on I for 2 years. 100-200+mg/day. I am a difficult case or so it seems so I am not out of the woods yet, but I have been sick for years. I got off of hydrocortisone 1 year ago, so healing does happen!"
I know from an older post of you, that bromide is also your problem. Do you know the source of the bromide in your body ?
"you could possibly try upping your vitamin C
and you might try some herbal cleanses for: liver, kidneys, colon, parasites......just to make sure detox is working well.
I often need to do coffee enemas/colonics to help things move out.
Upping your dosage is a great suggestion. Sometimes detox is easier with more. And sometimes people find taking their iodine two or three times/day helps too.
when I have my doubts I rewatch the Brownstein and Flechas videos ....those always lift up my spirits and remind we why I doing this crazy iodine thing!"
Ok thank you for your suggestions. I already upped my c and magnesium and now I take milk thistle and plan to do enemas. Again thank you for all your effort. It is nice to have here some people who know of what I'm going through.
"keep asking questions and checking in and sharing and asking for support. That is what we are here for."
Again thank you.
"Wo wohnen sie? Ich habe familie in Schriesheim, in der nahe Heidelberg, und auch in Karlsruhe."
Ich komme aus Niedersachen, ich wohne direkt an der holländischen Grenze. Um nach Karlsruhe zu kommen muss ich schon 5 Stunden mit dem Auto fahren. Es ist also schon ein bisschen entfernt von mir ;-).
Grüßen Sie Ihre Verwandten in Deutschland.
Auf Wiedersehen :-)
To get the benefit of the elemental iodine in Lugol's, you need to take the iodine separate from the vit C. You can see what happens to Lugol's if you put some Lugol's in water, check out the color, then add vit C crystals (open a capsule if that's what you have). The tawny color should become clear. You now have all iodide, not the iodine/iodide combo.
The reason I'm saying this is because in the beginning depression was a giant pit for me. I was detoxing psych meds. For me the iodine part of Lugol's made the depression worse, whereas the iodide part made the depression better. I got all iodide by using SSKI (saturated solution of potassium iodide). You could get iodide by combining Lugol's and vit C. Possibly if you do this sometimes to get a break from the iodine part of Lugol's, yet still keep taking Lugol's, you will get some relief from the depression.
Or not. Everybody's different. Just an idea that worked for me :)