"Myself, I'll take a couple of drops of 5% Lugols (& supplements) a day for a few days, then stop for a few days."
This would be why your thyroid would turn on this break is the only thing what prevents you from getting hypo or hyper if you have a bad thyroid , i read on forums about people who have their thyroid removed who can go for months without taking hormones without to much negative symptoms .
"Excess Iodide transiently inhibits thyroid Iodide organification. In individuals with a normal thyroid, the gland eventually escapes from this inhibitory effect and Iodide organification resumes; however, in patients with underlying autoimmune thyroid disease, the suppressive action of high iodide may persist. The Wolff–Chaikoff effect lasts several days (around 10 days), after which it is followed by an "escape phenomenon "
lets say steve had graves why would he become hyper and then hypo , graves is hyper if the Wolff–Chaikoff effect did not work he should have become hypo in that 2.5 year
i am Iodine deficient myself but is it worth to russian roulllete with this ?