What Trap says about the low doses just stirring up crap seems to be reported over and over. Some women report their breast pain/cysts even get worse in the beginning until Iodine displaces some of the junk.
I'm surprised at the placebo response too. Something is "off" in this study. Ghent and Eskin reported a high side effect rate. But they didn't know anything about iodine-related bromide detox then-- even tho salt loading for bromism had been around for 100 years. Ghent and Eskin thought they were dealing with "iodism."
What the Symbollon results show is that grass roots groups like Curezone can get more feedback and better results faster and cheaper just by putting our heads together, researching and comparing notes.