Thats why I had the load testing and toxicity analysis done through Dr. Flechlas office - I did have bromide, fluoride and chloride toxicity in addition to Iodine deficiency. I'm guessing when I talk to him about the results I'm going to find out that the toxicity is what was causing my thyroid to not work properly and created the hypo / autoimmune symptoms. All those have been starting to fade as I'm working to dump off toxicity. But its def. a rough road to recovery.