Yes you are making good sense. It's just hard to wrap your head around it all I guess. All because I started using Iodine when I was otherwise completely fine. Well, in theory. Perhaps I would have developed an auto immune disorder anyway. Wish I had never touched iodine. Can't go back now. I'm seeing the Endo for another reason as well. A prolactin issue. The first doc I saw did order an AN? To check for auto immune disorder I think. He said if it showed on the first then he'd order the second round of tests. I'm not sure if Hosh will show on this so other blood work will probably be needed. I will start looking into the thinks you said. The rosacea, leaky guy etc. you may have mentioned it previously but did you say a type of doctor who is well versed in this? Also, is there any point in continuing with the salt, magnesium, etc? Thanks for your input.