You are going to have to establish whether you have an auto immune situation so insist the endo checks your blood for antibodies. My auto immune was not apparent until I started iodine, meaning it was already there in the background symptomless but the Iodine exposed it - you cannot put it back in the box if that is the case, you have to educate yourself and go with it and you are not going to achieve that on forums like this, you have to find a good naturopath or educate yourself properly with books. I am still dealing with the toxicity indirectly triggered from taking 3mg and less of Iodine over a 4 month period. What is not sinking in with you is you have blocked elimination routes which is why you are getting lumps bumps itching and hair falls. Your body's preferred elimination route is the liver to the bowel, when this is overwhelmed it will use emergency exits such as the skin and lungs. Yes, bromide is displaced but so are a lot of other nasty things, like viruses and heavy metals.