Sorry again. My head is spinning trying to keep up with all the info on this site. But I want to feel confident in my decision when I start using iodine. So I have a couple of more questions. 1. What is loading test before starting Lugol's? 2. What is a patch/skin test? 3. What is painting and what exactly does it do? 3. Does it matter if you take Lugol's or Iodoral? Do you get the same result with both? 4. How do you know what dosage to work up to and how long to continue taking iodine? Is it just one of those things you'll know when your there? 5. Do you take whatever your dose is at one time during the day or do you split it up over the course of the day? Hopefully I won't have too many more questions. Thanks again for being so patient with me.