Thought I found the solution to my ongoing health challenges with iodine. Having learned from what everyone has answered and suggested, Iodine is only a piece of the puzzle. I have mercury, a crazy outburst of parasites, mainly tapes, and a huge reduction in health. I think the bromine/fluoride release from starting the Iodine protocol is kicking me to the curb. Would like to back off but the parasite infestation is krazy (yes I do know how to spell crazy).
Would like help with knowing what I need to do first and/or which protocols to do together to get past this very large hurdle in front of me. Right now I am overwhelmed. Do I start DMSA along with iodine? Do I stop everything else and focus solely on the Tapeworms (trust me, this is the scariest thing I've faced so far). My initial decision was to focus on the Iodine protocol which I figured would help with them while getting my body healthier overall. I read about the detox symptoms with bromine releasing and it is hitting me like a ton of bricks. I am hesitant to lessen the amount because of the worms. Lordy!
From everything you wise folks have pointed me to so far, the bottom line is that I have to lower my body burden of lead/cadmium/lower body mercury, then do the ALA/DMSA for brain mercury. Because until I lower that load, all parasites and other freeloading creatures I haven't even learned about yet, will be showing up such as H. pylori that magically appeared after some parasite die-off. Should I continue the iodine along with DMSA? I think the parasites that have died so far are leaving all kinds of fun co-infective crap for me to deal with.
So, what do you all recommend my first thing should be to get handled? In what order? Also, my brain has been hi-jacked so I am extra low performing. As a result, what may seem simple to some, is overwhelming to me in my present state.
From what I am experiencing with iodine alone, I am very concerned about the toxic load if I add DMSA to the mix. And, I am concerned about lowering the iodine because of the current parasite infestation.
I am helping my gut and consistently moving bowels at least 1X per day which for me is considerable. Many days I have several so that end is functioning.
Salt flushes seem to help me somewhat.
Thank you in advance for any ideas/help/suggestions.