|Jan 21 2010|
Well, I knew that sooner or later I would experience either some type of side effects of the Iodoral or effects of the bromine being forced from my body. So,mentally, I was prepared and I wasalso prepared with some ways to combat any problems or discomfort.
On Tuesday of this week, 1/19/10, I began taking 4 Iodoral Tablets, (50 mg) per day.
The first sign of "side effects" I had was sneezing. It was really pretty funny and I might have thought I was getting a cold or allergic to something had I not known it was one of the side effects. The next day I only sneezed once and I haven't sneezed since.
On Tuesday night about 9:30 pm, I had extreme blurry vision. The vision problems sent my husband straight to the computer to make sure I was ok. And yes, the blurred vision was a side effect.
Wednesday morning, 1/20, the vision problem was cleared up. I took my 4 tablet dosage and soon had a headache. I was down for most of the day. As the day progressed so did the headache. I took extra vitamin C as recommended. I also did a little "salt loading" which sounds nuts so I am careful with that. The premice is that the chloride from the salt forces the bromine into the kidneys where it is flushed out. Since I am still not sweating at all, I need to get the bromine out of my body that the iodine/iodide supplement is kicking out. That's the way I understand it, anyway. The directions are to put 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of "REAL" salt (that's the name brand) or "CELTIC" salt in 8 oz of water and drink it. Since I couldn't stand the taste, I actually put the salt under my tongue a little at a time and drank a whole bunch of water. I'm drinking well over 32 ounces of water per day, so the kidneys are flushing really well.
I also took 300 mg magnesium and an Epsom Salt bath as hot as I could stand to help assist with the bromine detox.
This morning (Thursday, 1/21/10) I woke up and the headache was gone. Today I am going to divide my Iodoral dose, taking 2 Iodoral in the morning, along with 1,500 mg of Vitamin C, the selenium and the zinc and then later I will take the other 2 tablets with another 1,500 mg of Vitamin C. I'll see how that works out for me.
I'm determined to not give up on this. I also went to a lecture about Iodoral and iodine supplementation at our local compounding pharmacy this week. So, I feel it's important to share the difficulties as well as the successes of this experiment. But really, so far, I am doing really good. Other than last night, when the headache was really intense, I haven't had any other problems. So far, the good is still outweighing the bad by a long shot. I will post any changes.
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