.....just want to let you all know that I have read, listened, and pondered. I started the Iodine a little more than a month ago (FYI). I have decided not to take the Synthroid. The bottle is sitting here staring at me but I'm not staring back. I have stopped taking the Iodine here for a few days. Then I will start back reeeeal slow. YOU have ALL started me on a journey way beyond how to properly take iodine. When you get in the car (of life) and start out expecting to simply find your way to your destination, you sometimes find forks in the road, one way signs, exits that you didn't mean to take and thank God for the rest area! But as "they" say, it's all about the journey...not the destination. I am no longer feeling frustrated, baffled, or discouraged. I found these posts and believe it answers so much for me. Hope this helps some of you since you all have helped me so greatly.