when people have trouble with iodine, it is best to work backwards to see if proper circulation, hydration, and cleansing has taken place. the avenues of elimination must be open. making Iodine do all the work wont. i can tell a persons level of overall health simply by their reaction to iodine. the gal who turned her diabetes around with one 50mg dose of Lugols was in great shape. she was already excercising, in a loving relationship and fulfilling career, and eating a good and relatively clean diet. her reaction was indicative of that as much as anything Iodine did for her. Iodine was simply the key that started a stalled motor. too bad allopathy wants to push the car with drugs instead of fix the problem so it can run on its own again.