Hi- I too am just getting started... Hasimotos Hypo.. my only symptoms are weight gain (30 lbs in 2 years!) and tiredness. I ordered Lugols 5% last Friday, got it Tuesday, took 3 drops- was a little fuzzy headed... Wed I took 4 drops and 'painted' 5 drops. Thurs and today I took 5 drops and 'painted' drops- In 4 days I have dropped 2 lbs- doing NOTHING different and have had more energy than I can ever remember!!! In 15 years all the doctors ever did was raise my Synthroid- Last Nov I demanded to try Armour (impossible to find now!) so I am on 150mcg Synthroid and 60mg (1 grain) Armour. I am hoping to lower these doses significantly with the iodine! I'm glad you are also seeing results. How long have you been on the lodoral?