I have had these before; you will need loads of magnesium (without the calcium) and real salt to combat them. Iodine can worsen it in the beginning if you lack the companions, so partly your practioner is right.
Selenium, vit B and C are needed too.
When all companions in place you will probably tolerate the fit dosages of Iodine (50-100 mg)
fibromyalgia/ high fluoride/ low Iodine connection; http://www.fibromyalgiarecovery.com/Iodine.htm