I don't know if this would help but I have had lots urinary problems and take D-Mannose when I feel a UTI coming on or am having discomfort. It works wonders. It is a simple Sugar from cranberries but concentrated at a high dose. It is one of the essential sugars found in the kidney and works by keeping bacteria etc. from sticking to the walls of the kidney and urethra. I do get increased symptoms from taking iodine-I would imagine it is because of all the bacteria, fungus etc. being removed from the body.