After a few days of suffering as recommended byTrapper I upped my Lugol's intake from 8 drops to 16 drops, yesterday. I took my basal temperature this morning and it is 98.3F.
My stomach acid also seems to be going again because I woke up with slight burning in my stomach. I have been taking Enzymes and Betaine HCL capsules before meals. One to two capsules did not do anything, but when I took 3 HCL plus 2 Enzymes, then I felt slight burning. I also ate mostly acidic fruits, small salad with avocado and some nuts and two black teas during the day. In the evening I ate fresh fenugreek/millet bread with yogurt, onions and tomatoes with Sea Salt and cayenne pepper. I slept all night without waking up in the middle.
Now the issues...I still have slight neck and back pain on the right side. Phlegm in my left lung is still there but not as bad as before. I know that it will not be an overnight success so I will continue with 100mg (16 drops) Lugol's for a week and then go back to 5 drops/day.
Thank you Trapper and this forum for sharing the knowledge.