Hi, I haven't been around much as life is just too crazy at the moment ;)
But you sound a bit like me.. Everyone is different on how they detox, but I've had the back issue that I've read that you have experienced, too.. I also had a bit of anxiety in the beginning and was totally exhausted. It took awhile to figure out that I had adrenal fatigue as well as hypothyroid. I'm a 57 yr old female. Iodine has helped me tremendously, but the detox is not fun. I've been doing the Iodine protocol for one and half years. I agree that we can get too caught up in taking too many supplements. And what works well for one person may not help another. My most important supplements are iodine, magnesium, selenium, B 6 &12, boron and Vit C. You might consider making some of Newport's IMAM, and see if it helps with the fatigue. It takes awhile to heal the adrenals.
God bless, hope you're feeling better!