Ah, Fibrocystic Breast Disease: I know I shouldn't say this, but when I hear of a woman complaining about this, part of me gets really excited because I LOVE the satisfaction of being able to present her this cure that works 100% of the time (very few things are 100%, but this is).
If you're suffering from Fibrocystic Breast Disease, it could indicate that you're at high risk of breast cancer. Don't worry! This is an easily rectifiable problem. It's most likely that your body isn't producing the sufficient estriol levels (a component of estrogen) to maintain breast tissue (which is what's causing your painful boobies! ) and low estriol levels are linked to breast cancer.
The trick is boosting your estriol levels.
Iodine is an amazing way of doing this and I can see that many people here are advocating it. But something that these people are unaware of is that they're taking it the wrong way.
Iodine is essential for the function of our thyroid gland, however, this isn't going to help your estriol levels, which is key in rectifying painful cystic breasts. What you need is for the iodine to go to the ovaries to stimulate estriol production. If you're swallowing iodine, virtually all of it is going to go to your greedy thyroid before it reaches your ovaries.
Saturate a cotton swab in iodine (not iodide) and swab your vagina.
I kid you not, within minutes, you'll notice a dramatic difference.
Repeat twice per week until the disease goes away (usually in about 6-12 weeks).
If you're a chronic-sufferer of FBD (Fibrocystic Breast Disease), maintain with an oral supplement of 10-12mg of combined iodine/iodide (since the thyroid is more dependent on IODIDE and also plays a part in FBD).
It works every time. I hope this helps! :)
(This will not work if you've had your ovaries removed, sorry.)
I am 42 and have had fibrocystic breasts for years. I use lugol's iodine to treat them. It works every time. I just wish I didn't have to keep using it. I take 2-5 drops orally and always with food or it gives me a sore tummy. Sometimes I apply it topically but orally gives me much faster relief if I need it. I use the protocol for using iodine from the breast cancer choices website.
Over the years I have occasionally gotten CYSTS in my breast and through a friend who read medical journals found out they can be caused by Theobromine, which is found in chocolate and coffee (decaf too) and that a remedy is IODINE. If I just eliminated the coffee and chocolate the cysts would gradually go away after about 6-8 weeks. If I took 1 drop of Lugol's Iodine solution in 16 oz of water one time a day for 3 days it would be gone in three days. Hope this helps you.
Hi Shan...Your dosage of 12.5mgs lugols iodine per day is way too small to have any real immediate healing effect on your fibrocystic breast problem. If you have cysts then you are probably also hypothyroid and also remember that Iodine is used all over your body for many other different critical processes and not just for the thyroid alone. Your immune system, for instance, is heavily dependent on proper levels of body iodine for proper functioning. And so it will certainly take a while for the breasts to build up proper and healthy stores of iodine in order to overcome cyst problems.
In the Iodine Project research papers, Dr Guy Abraham also advises between 50 mgs and 100 mgs of lugol's iodine or Iodoral(iodine in a pill) per day to cure breast cysts or uterine cysts. He also advises that you should take the proper Iodine Protocol with companion nutrients whenever you take iodine in larger amounts. The companion nutrients and minerals are all fairly critical since they are there purely to support any deficiencies or other problems in your diet that might significantly hinder iodine absorption into the cells and storage sites of the body.
It has also been proven from the iodine research by Drs Brownstein, Flechas and Abraham, which is the most current research available, that iodine does indeed cure cyst problems because lugol's iodine is both anti-cyst and anti-carcinogenic. You can read their research here.
So please be patient and stop expecting rapid healing because this is usually not the way that alternative remedies work. Your breast cysts have spent months or even years coming into being so it is perhaps a much more reasonable view that you should not expect these cysts to disappear within 3 months -- especially at such a low and ill-advised LI dose.
I would also advise that you should avoid excess dairy in your diet. Excess calcium in the diet acts a goitrogen that inhibits the proper uptake and storage mechanisms for iodine and also tends to cause cyst formation whenever calcium is additionally in excess in the body. Yet another reason to make absolutely sure to take all the advised companion nutrients together with LI every day to help avoid problems like this.
Finally, here's what Dr Schlacter, another well-known iodine expert, has to say about iodine dosages for healing just low thyroid problems:
"..it takes about 3 months to become iodine sufficient while ingesting a dosage of 50 mg of iodine and a year to become iodine sufficient while ingesting a dosage of 12.5 mg of iodine daily" Source: http://drsircus.com/medicine/iodine/iodine-dosages
More detailed research and information for you here:
I am a 53 yr. old woman in the middle of menopause I developed large cysts the size of a silver dollar in my breast. It scared me because I have never had them before. My Dr. Wanted me to have mammogram, ultrasound and gave me the name of a breast specialist to take a biopsy. He thought they may be fibrocysts. I decided to first try the natural healing route. In July I started taking Lugols iodine/iodide slowly increasing my doseage till I was taking the recommended 50 mg at the beginning of Sept. By the middle of November my cysts were gone. I had been taking the recommended dose of 50 mgs for 2 1/2 months. I went on line to learn about the characteristics of fibrocystic breasts and I had many of the symtoms which are different than breast cancer. This was scary for me because my Mother had breast cancer at 45 and died at 50, for some reason I just thought I had to try the iodine before I let them do an inovasive biopsy. I am so thankful I did. I have also learned that vitamin D3 is very good for healthy breast tissue and have been taking a recommended dose of 8, 000 IU for the last 2 months. I hope this helps others who are suffering from fibrocystic breast. Do the research yourself before undergoing treatment. You will be amazed what you learn about iodine.
There's a book named, "Breakthrough", by Suzanne Somers (The Hollywood actress).
The book is a collection of interviews with certain progressive MDs. In this book, she interviews several MDs intensively about health, wellness and women's hormone issues, and among them the subject of iodine and fibrocystic breast disease came up-
Relevant points are that in the book, Dr. Johnathan Wright (JW) discusses the work of Dr. John Myers from the 1970's in an interview with Suzanne Somers (SS) as follows.
Here's a (Laboriously transcribed :)) excerpt from the book (pp.38-39):
JW: Actually, if you take the right amount of iodine, your fibrocystic breast disease will go away no matter how bad it is. I learned that from Dr. John Myers in the 1970s, and it works every time. (Very few things in medicine or anywhere else work every time, but this one does.) You don't need to take Estriol; if you take enough iodine, your body will make enough Estriol for you.
SS: How much Iodine is that? I would love for this to go away in my body.
JW: First let me tell you about Dr. Myers. He originally worked in a dog lab with dogs [beagles] who had fibrocystic breast disease.(Beagles commonly get this disease.)
SS: Who knew?
JW: Myers was a surgeon. He performed an experiment with two groups of female dogs with fibrocystic breast disease. From one group he took the ovaries out and in the other he did "sham surgery", which left the ovaries in. In both groups he then swabbed the vagina area with Iodine on repeated occasions.The beagles with ovaries had their fibrocystic breast disease go away completely; The beagles who'd had their ovaries removed had no improvement at all. He concluded that the ovaries use the Iodine to make another molecule- He thought this molecule might be di-iodotyrosine but he had no proof-which in turn eliminated the fibrocystic breast disease.
SS: Why in the vagina?
JW: Myers pointed out that when we swallow Iodine most of it goes to the thyroid gland. He found that when he took out the ovaries in these dogs he wanted to put the iodine as close to the ovaries as he could get, so that it wouldn't get to the thyroid first. No ovaries, no effect.
At a seminar in 1976 that I attended along with about 30 other doctors who had been invited, Dr. Myers introduced two women with the very worst cases of fibrocystic breast disease that the 30 doctors could find. These brave volunteers had such pain that if they hugged their husbands it would be excruciating. Dr. Myers asked them to lie down on the table, and all these doctors were asked to palpate, palpate, and these ladies were wincing and groaning, because it was like hard painful marbles in their breasts.
Then Dr. Myers, with a nurse, takes one woman at a time into the exam room and swabs their VAGINAS with iodine. Thirty minutes later the women come out and the doctors are asked once again to palpate their breasts (good grief).
SS: Somebody's got to do it!
JW: You're right, but ast this point, the women are smiling. I'm not kidding; only one half hour later, the breasts of these ladies were perceptibly softer. It's no longer like marbles in there. Dr. Myers said, "Gentlemen and ladies, you do that twice a week until the fibrocystic disease goes away."
SS: These women had their ovaries, right?
JW: Correct. I went back to my clinic and we did that for our patients. For about a year and a half we must have seen every woman for twenty miles with fibrocystic disease. It got to be so common that the nurses were doing the treatment (you can do it for yourself also; it doesn't really require a doctor), and all these women were cured of fibrocystic disease.
SS: So this is for short-term use?
JW: Until the fibrocystic breast disease goes away, however long that takes. Generally, it's six weeks to three months.
Dr. Wright goes on to discuss the difference between Iodine vs Iodine for breast tissue, Iodine being "the one" for fibrocystic breast disease. He advocates the use of Lugol's or Iodoral.
I've read some people say swab the outside of the vagina and some say swab the inside and the cervix. I'm still looking for something more specific. Maybe I should get the book.
If lymphatic drainage is an issue, it may be easier and more comfortable to locate the pressure point for breasts on your feet. I found a 'special breast lymphatic drainage' hotspot on a reflexology body map and had amazing results overnight - engorgement and discomfort subsided dramatically. You will find the spot near your outside ankle bone more or less in line with your middle toe. The spot will likely be rather tender (mine was). I gently massaged the spots on both feet for a few minutes. I now make a point of massaging my feet every day. Good luck.
I absolutely have to update my original post. Bear in mind I absolutely believe in iodine for fibrocystic breasts, BUT I no longer believe this deficiency is solely to blame. I posted another comment on the thread for flaxseed that put the entire puzzle together, for me anyway. My breast cysts came back recently with a vengeance after 3 months of flaxseed/flax oil use, even when diligently using iodine in the way I described.
After exhaustive research about this so-called “superfood,” the truth is that flaxseed is 10-20 times more estrogenic than even soy and causes estrogen dominance and all of the horrible diseases that follow that kind of hormonal imbalance! Please stop using flaxseed and/or flax oil, research estrogenic foods, supplements, herbs, etc. and read my other post if you need more information and can research my precautions for yourself. Take care!
I would like to make some comments on the subject of Fibrocystic Breast Disease which I feel could really help others with this condition. Firstly, I have noticed some positive improvements with iodine, though I haven't been using it for long enough as it's only been a few days. I'm taking Lugol's iodine - 6 drops per day. However, I would also like to suggest some general lifestyle changes which also greatly help this condition. I made these lifestyle changes prior to using the iodine, as I've had the condition for approx 2 years. The first year I had the condition, I had pain 24/7, and high doses of Evening Primrose Oil weren't really helping. Then I made some lifestyle changes which made a huge difference.
I had read that Fibrocystic Breast Disease is caused by estrogen dominance in the body, and that in recent years this condition has worsened and now many more women than ever before are suffering from it. This has been attributed to the amount of 'xeno estrogens' which we are exposed to nowadays. Xenoestrogens are chemicals which mimic or behave like estrogen. Structurally, xenoestrogens are very different to estrogen but they are synthetic chemicals which may act as an estrogen. A build up of these chemicals in the body can cause hormonal changes to take place, and can cause breast cancer, uterine cancer, cervical cancer, cervical dysplasia, fibrocystic breast disease, ovarian cysts, endometriosis, adenomyosis, premature sexual development and uterine fibromas. Critics have proclaimed that these chemicals are for the most part 'weak'. However, they exist in the body in concentrations 100s to 1000s of times of the natural body hormones; also one researcher demonstrated that two 'weak' estrogens may act synergistically to give a strong estrogen response. Here is a list of things which contain chemicals which may mimic estrogen:
1. Pesticides & herbicides
2.Laudry detergent - laundry detergent persists in the clothes even after the first washing, gets on the skin and is then broken down by bacteria. It is then absorbed by the skin. If any estrogen is taken orally, it is 80 - 90% first pass metabolized by the liver before entering the body. In other words, the body only gets 10% of the estrogen when taken orally. By contrast ANYTHING ABSORBED BY THE SKIN GOES DIRECTLY INTO THE BODY. Looked at another way, ANYTHING ON THE SKIN HAS AN EFFECTIVE CONCENTRATION THAT IS 10 TIMES THAT OF AN ORAL DOSE.
3. Synthetic preservatives used in skin lotions, make up and body lotions such as the parabens that include methyl paraben, propyl paraben and butyl paraben. Also please note that many common sunscreen chemicals are strong estrogens.
4. Caffeine - According to a report in the October issue of Fertlity & Sterility, women who consumed at least 500 milligrams of caffeine daily, the equivalent of 4 or 5 cups of coffee, had nearly 70% more estrogen during the early follicular phase than women consuming no more than 100 mg daily, or less than 1 cup of coffee. I followed the above advice, and noticed a dramatic improvement in my condition, and would strongly advise any other women with this condition to do the same.
I was able to find alternative natural products for everything which I changed such as laundry detergent, I switched to 'soap nuts' which I now use with essential oils in my washing machine. These are available on the internet, as are shampoos which do not contain synthetic preservatives and soaps and skin lotions and cosmetics. I use natural zinc-based sunscreens instead of ones which contain the nasty chemicals. These natural ones do the job just as effectively as the others, and are readily available on the internet. I hope this is useful to other women out there!!.
Hi Sandra, You say that taking iodine made the lumps go away for 6 months, so we know that it was helpful at least.
Is your water fluoridated? And/or does it contain chlorine? Because those each deplete iodine from the body, so a good first step in replenishing iodine in your body is to eliminate the "thieves" that take it away. A good 5-stage reverse osmosis filter will elminate 99% of the chlorine and 95% of the fluoride from your water. Otherwise you might look into other options--but look for a filter that is certified to remove what it says it does.
Also, in order for your body to utilize iodine, you must have certain other nutrients on board. These include:
--Tyrosine (the key amino acid for thyroid health).
I might suggest a basic "Thyroid Helper" type product that contains the nutrients needed for thyroid health, to accompany the iodine you are taking. It is dangerous to take iodine without taking the co-factors needed for thyroid health.
Alternatively, perhaps a high quality multivitamin in a vegetarian capsule.
Try applying the Lugol's directly to your breast at night--will absorb transdermally and hit the target area quicker. If it stings, then mix it with an oil that you know doesn't bother you, such as jojoba oil, almond oil, coconut oil, or etc.
Also might consider a hormonal balance herb that is appropriate for your constitution. As a health coach, I generally find that my clients benefit most from herbs according to their blood type.
Type A: Black Cohosh. 550 mg whole root, 1-3 capsules per day.
Type B: Vitex (also called Chasteberry). 500 mg, 2 capsules per day.
Type AB: Dong Quai. 2 capsules per day.
Type O: Kelp, 3-6 capsules per day. Or squaw vine. Or gelatinized maca, 3-6 capsules days 1-15 of cycle.
Sometimes excess hormones signal that the body is not able to bind and utilize the hormones it is producing. If you get your Total estrogen, total testosterone, progesterone, DHEA and cortisol levels tested, they may actually be quite low. Your levels of "free" testosterone and estrogens, however, may be high. This would be because your thyroid and adrenals are tired, and not able to bind and use those hormones. So you might benefit from glandular adrenal and/or thyroid support. Or if glandular is too strong for you, you could try homeopathic adrenal and thyroid support.
I wanted to comment on breast cysts. I had a couple of them that would not go away. I tried all kinds of alternative treatments, and finally read about DIM (di-indolyl methane). I was scheduled for a mammogram, and took this about a week before. Well, to my surprise, the cysts disappeared. I couldn't believe it. I don't know why this is not well known. Anyway, I mentioned this to the tech who gave me my mammogram. She said they use something different, but it's a prescription. Of course. My mammogram showed no cysts or problems. I hope this helps.
I use lugol's iodine 3-4 drops daily after a shower for prolapsed bladder healing. Those tiny taste sample costco spoon about inch long are perfect for this. I put the drops in the spoon and put it up in the vagina and lay on my back while it soaks in. I also use emerita progesterone cream there at the same time and on the pelvic hairline i use emerita estrogen cream. About a pea size of each. I take selenium https://thetruthaboutcancer.com/selenium-benefits-cancer-prevention/ to balance the iodine and dhea to add to the mix 10 mg every 4 days by capsule. Borax also affects hormone as do vitamin d with k and magnesium. So much to learn...so little time. blessings, charity
My prolapsed bladder was stage 4 in 2010 and was always causing me horrible misery. Now I hardly notice it at all, no foot pains, no back pains, no pelvic pains. I also had to stop activity when it began and now I do hours of raking, shoveling, and dragging stuff to burn pit. Another thing off my bucket list to overcome.
It's been a month and a half that I have been taking Lugols Iodine for Fibrocystic Cysts. I take 4 drops in orange juice every morning prior to having any meals. For the first month, the pain was still there, however, was not as bad. Then went to the pharmacy and purchased OptiMSM (Biogen) which is a herbal anti inflammatory. Have been taking this for a few days and found that this eases the pain a lot. I was able to sleep well at night. Currently, I have no pain. Breasts are soft and no heaviness. Have stopped with the OptiMSM but will still continue taking Lugols Iodine.
I saw your tips on iodine for fibrocystic breast disease about six months ago. I got kelp tablets from a major grocery retailer that specializes in healthy foods. The tablets contain 225 mcg of iodine per tablet. I took one tablet per day for three days before seeing some improvement. I was shocked that it worked and worked so fast. I have been in pain for so many years like many of your readers. I have continued this regimen of one tablet per day for the last six months. Occasionally I skip a day as I have read too much can harm. I have not been totally cured, but I have noticed an acceleration of benefits recently from beginning to do the water cure, (1/2 your weight in ounces of water per day along with unadulterated sea salt). Unbeknownst to me kelp has many of the beneficial minerals for optimum hydration. This week I had a major healing crisis, or at least I think so as I feel the toxins are flowing freely now and it is exhausting!
If at all possible, I would appreciate any listing you may have that are indications you have taken too much iodine. I have looked for such a list and have been unsuccessful. I am hoping the healing crisis is just that and not excess iodine.
I also want to share with readers that I had a particularly painful spot under my arm. My massage therapist specializes in lymph drainage massage and was able to get that spot moving. I no longer have pain in that area. She suggested massaging around the outside of the breast and up and over through the middle every night after removing the bra. If the lymph is flowing those painful spots may be minimized in the future. I have also started wearing sports bras without underwires whenever I can. The spot under my arm seemed to coincide with where the underwire hit my armpit. I think this has helped some.
Thank you to everyone who is posting their remedies here at the clinic and the proprietors as well. This site is just what I needed. I never imagined that there was something to take away my breast pain.
I happened on this site while looking for a natural remedy for heartburn which I was having after a bad week of sinusitus and taking too much ibuprofen. I first tried the cure for fibrocystic breast disease above. Well I am off of drugs for sinus problems and my emerging asthma was cured in two days by the water cure. I have had 3 to 6 sinus infections a year for the last 20 years. Antibiotics of the strongest type were not working and gave me an allergic reaction in December. I was convinced to never have a sinus infection again. I think I am now cured of my sinusitus. It is remarkable. I am doing the water cure iodine multi-vitimin 2 times a day sinus irrigation with salt/bicarbonate packets and stopped drinking cows milk in my coffee/cereal and cut down on coffee. I have not cut out all dairy, just cow milk. That is it. I have stopped taking zyrtec every day and have not suffered even though it has been one of the worst pollen seasons in memory.
To me these are two miracles as direct result of earthclinic.com and their readers and commentors. Alleviating human suffering is a wonderful calling and I am so happy to share my success in the hopes it will help someone else.
I never had normal breasts even in my teens. They were always fibrocystic. It wasn't until after I had early cancer treatment (lumpectomy and radiation) and then sought natural medicine did I learn about cleansing. I learned about liver cleansing and how there are 3 types of estrogen. One is metobolized thru the liver and excreted thru the urine. After years of your liver filtering "junk" in Rx, food additives, preservatives, food dyes, anesthesias, airborn environmental toxins that go into our lungs and from there enter out blood stream etc. It gets clogged. Like a car filter if you want to think of it that way. When you change the oil in your car you change the filter too right? Think of your liver as a filter too. My estrogen levels were way off the charts. I was so estrogen dominent. The endocrinologist couldn't tell me why. But I put my faith in God and He helped me find info online about the 3 types of estrogen and the role the liver plays in them. So if you think about it this is what happened and WHY I WAS estrogen dominant. I say WAS!!! As your body makes estrogen and does not excrete it as it should - it recirculates thru your body and blood stream along with what is already there that also hasn't been eliminated. Makes simple sense! Once I cleansed my liver with in 1 month my breasts were absolutely normal for the 1st time in my life. I had no idea that would happen. I cleansed to lower my estrogen levels and then it cured the fibrocystic tissue in my breasts. When I went back to the encocrinologist she couldn't believe my estrogen levels were normal. She asked me what I did and didn't know what to say when I told her. She was happy but as a mainstream medical practitioner she looked so trapped in what she could only do to help her patients as approved by the hospital who pays her pay check. That's not medicine. Managing diseases is not medicine.
Anyway you are probably wondering how do you cleanse your liver? It is simple. Drink Apple Cider (not apple cider vinegar) for a week and eat very lightly. No meat, cheese, sugary sweets, fried foods - more salads and soft foods. The pectin in the apple cider has an affect on softening deposits in the liver and gall bladder. Do this for 6 days. (Start on a Sunday). On the 6th day b/f you go to sleep mix 1/2 cup of organic unrefined olive oil (OO) with either 1/2 cup of fresh squeezed organic lemon juice or organic grapefruit juice (I perfer grapefruit juice). Use a hand mixer to totally mix both juices. Take a straw and drink it down and immediately go and lay down for the night on your right side. Do not wash the dishes or do anything else after you drink it except go right to sleep. Lay in this position for as long as you can. When you awake in the morning you will feel an urge to go to the restroom. When you do you will expel debris from both your liver and gall bladder.
I could not believe the energy that I felt after I cleansed my liver for the first time. I also no longer had seasonal bronchitis after this. I became a firm believer in natural cleansing. If you have this condition you may want to try this. I wish you all the best!!!
Iodine for fibrocystic breasts: Insert the soaked cotton swab inside and “paint” the vaginal canal. If you can reach your cervix, apply some there too. Lugol's iodine (2% or 5% work well) should be used, not the cheap stuff from the drug store. This absolutely works. I healed breast cysts using this remedy and still use it occasionally just to supply the breasts and ovaries with extra iodine because they need it. It also helps with general breast soreness or swelling before your period. All the best to you all!
. I take Iodoral 50mg a day. I have never felt better. This video by Dr Jorge Flechas will answer your question
I began making eating Turmeric paste that I made from Turmeric Powder 5 years ago. I am 45 now and have had fibrocystic breast tissue all of my life since I can remember. I began making the drink and having it 2 times a day and if not drinking tea would put it in my scrambled eggs and saute with onions or in my ground beef. I use turmeric root in my home-made organic chicken broth and beef broth too. Basically I get it however I can into my diet.
My skin became radiant and very soft all over and my face glowed. And my husband said my skin felt damp. It was a major change from my very dry skin in contrast. And finally I noticed that there was something different about my breasts. And my husband actually pointed out that they weren't lumpy anymore. I've always had that kind of breast tissue and so when it went away they were smooth feeling and no lumps at all. I had no idea that it would benefit me in that way but I'm very glad about the changes. I also had no more painful underarms that I'd become accustomed to and so the changes are welcome. I absolutely love Turmeric.
From the information that I am current with, the majority of cases of breast cancer (rare or not) are the result of some type of toxicity in general but Iodine deficiency in specific.
The human detoxification & immune system are our prevention to all cancers; they work day & night to keep us well, but chronic toxicity, infection, stress, and inflammation deplete the much needed nutrition our body needs (primarily antioxidants) to stay healthy.
I recently lost my dear nephew to cancer. After several yrs of monitoring his blood for low platelets and failing to detect cancer, and almost killing him with the first dose of chemo, and as soon as I helped him recover from that dose he came back to life and was quickly given another dose which ended his life abruptly, it begs to question the methodology. Given the history of the cancer industry behavior as well as our current blast of information on the topic, I can't help but classify this epic failure of prevention & treatment as either on purpose (to maximize profits) or just another mistake or statistic.
What is the Old Testament wisdom from Ecclesiastes? "My people perish from lack of knowledge". Get the truth about cancer video.
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Speaking from experience, I have fibrocistic breast, had surgery on both breast with benign biopys, the pandemic held back my third surgery in april, I was bleeding from my nipples again on my right breast that I had surgery 2 yrs prior, thank goodness it did because I was told I had no other option until I found information about iodine, purchase iodoral 12.5 potassium iodine on amazon and have been taking it since.
it worked for me, the bleeding stoped and papiloma heals. Thank GOD
I'm 34 and have had fibrocystic breasts for the past 3 years. The tenderness was 24/7. The pain was not excruciating, but my breasts were always tender. My gynocologist told me all woman get this and not to worry!!
I told my osteopath and he prescribed iodine/iodide in a pill form. I've been taking it for the past 6 weeks the pain is gone! Not even a twinge. I should tell you that my osteopath also precribed selenium, evening primrose oil and vitamin E to take along with the iodide/iodine. I however believe it was the iodine - I was already taking selenium/vitamin e. Whatever it was - I found the magic bullet!
For about 6 months, I was having increasing soreness and cysts in my breasts for the last 2 weeks of my cycle. My Dr. said I had fibrocystic breast disease and avoid caffeine and chocolate (not a good option for me!). I tried an iodine treatment posted here and was AMAZED at how quickly the pain and knots disappeared. I began taking 1 tablet/day of 5 mg Iodine and 7.5 mg Iodide. Noticed improvement within a few days. After 1 month I've cut back to 1/2 tablet per day, still with great results. I read some studies showing that low levels of Iodine are linked to greater risk of breast cancer, so I think Iodine supplements are especially good for me.
Hello you WONDERFUL people! Thanks you SO much for this resource! I was in the middle of my third serious bout with salmonella in a year and feeling little relief from the antibiotics after 8 days. After reading a book by Dr. Hulda Clark I am convinced that I was picking up Salmonella from milk products. Hulda says that Lugol's kills vicious stomach bacteria including salmonella so I got online looking for it when I found this site. I read through all of the comments and went looking for the iodine. Someone said I could get it at walmart so I tried. The Pharmacist had no clue about iodine deficiency and wouldn't give me the iodine he had ordered for me. How disgusting and irresponsible! I ordered the book by Dr. Brownstein, Iodine: Why You Need It and Why You Can't Live Without It along with a 2 oz. bottle of lugol's solution from amazon.com. I was very discouraged by the fact that there was no overnight shipping option available on the site. A day or two after ordering I emailed them expressing my discouragement and they responded with a toll free number that could be used to get overnight shipping. My Lugol's arrived a day earlier than expected and I tested for allergy on my foot. I knew I wasn't allergic since I have had iodized salt for ever, and I had no irritation from the iodine on my foot. So I began the dose recommended by Hulda for salmonella which is 6 drops in a half cup of juice after meals and at bed time. After reading the book by Dr. Brownstein and looking at the Optimox site I knew that 6 drops 4 times a day is equivalent to 150mg of iodine a day. The relief from the Salmonella began nearly immediately but was nearly complete after a day of the scheduled dose. I had no symptoms of taking too much iodine, so I continued to the third day at that dose (as recommended for treating Salmonella in Hulda's book). Then I cut back to 6 drops 3 times a day to counter my newly recognized iodine deficiency. Just so you know, the Salmonella are DEAD!!! And I feel ALIVE!!!
5 years ago I should have been diagnosed with fibrocystic breast disease but was told that my %uFFFDlumpy bumpy%uFFFD breasts needed vitamin E. I didn't take it seriously as I wasn't diagnosed with anything. I had just had my first child. Over the last 6 months I have had pain in my breasts not just before a period but at intervals during the month that wouldn't even allow me to hug my (now I have 3) children. I had no idea until reading this site and the information from Dr. Brownstein that I had fibrocystic breast disease, the precursor for breast cancer (which is so prevalent in this area that it should be a CRIME that people are not handed iodine by the government in giant sized rations!) The great lakes basin is the worst in the WORLD for iodine deficiency%uFFFDwe are the reason salt is iodized%uFFFDonly well enough to fend off goiter and mental retardation which were becoming a problem in the early 1900's in this area! The actual need for iodine by your body is 13.5mg a day and that's after fixing a deficiency. And that number does not take into account the other factors we are exposed to. (Halogens which replace iodine in the body everywhere around us%uFFFDchlorine, bromine, fluorine%uFFFDin bread, in toothpaste, in water) THIS IS EPIDEMIC!
Two days into my salmonella killing spree with iodine, I began my menstrual period without cramps. I have had such terrible cramps from my period that I have a stock pile of ibuprofen. (which makes your stomach bleed and hurts your liver) but what are we to do? IODINE! I have been on Iodine for 4 days now and each morning I wake up with cramps but almost as soon as I take my 6 drops of lugol's my cramps are GONE! It's like the cramps are there because my ovaries are begging me for much needed iodine to clean me out. I am so thrilled about this! By the way%uFFFDmy breast pain has diminished to almost none, and they feel like 16 year old breasts. No kidding. My energy level has sky rocketed and I am losing weight. (I should mention that I am taking the iodine with a liquid B complex supplement because Dr. Brownstein says it is possible to get heart palpitations and/or symptoms of iodine allergy if you are deficient in vitamin b2 and b3 since they are needed to transport iodine throughout your body. I can feel my metabolism normalizing%uFFFDit feels GREAT!
For a long time I have wondered why my ears hurt%uFFFDI thought maybe I was taking an autotoxic (something toxic to your ears) drug%uFFFDI wasn't taking any drugs other than ibuprofen%uFFFDso I wasn't convinced, but I was becoming afraid that I would eventually lose my hearing. I have also become slower in the brain over the last few years. I attributed it to the mercury in my fillings after reading Dr. Clarks book%uFFFDbut having seen the symptoms of iodine deficiency including hearing loss and cretinism I now believe I am severely deficient in iodine and I am so excited to not get any worse. I am getting better!
Absolutely, completely saturate the cotton ball. Instead of trying to “paint” it on now though, I started just saturating the cotton ball and insert it like you would a tampon and just leave it there for a few minutes so the iodine has time to be absorbed. It can sting a little bit if left in for too long (I usually leave it in for about 5 minutes once or twice/week). Just listen to your body and remove it if it is too uncomfortable. Being mucus membrane, the vaginal canal is very efficient tissue for iodine absorption. I have not been able to tolerate oral iodine supplementation because it is too stimulating to the thyroid, which is why many people don't tolerate oral iodine supplements. This method is very effective and perfectly safe for supplemental iodine and it directly targets and is stored in the female reproductive organs (ovaries and breasts specifically). All the best to you Gee Cee!
In one of her books, Suzanne Somers reported that liquid iodine (food grade) swabbed at the cervix would be taken up and received by the ovaries to help produce the proper hormones for alleviating the problem of fibrocystic breasts. It works! Also move the tissue and lymph in and around the whole breast area for moving toxins. And try getting rid of coffee / caffeine for a time, to see if that helps. Best wishes!
Vitamins E and D, CoQ10
I have been struggling with fibrocystic breasts - the pain starts 10 days after the first day of my cycle. About 3 weeks ago I started on Vit E (400iu) and CoQ10 which is supposed to be very helpful. I also realized I was very deficient in Vit D so I started on it. I'm noticing a difference already.
I will incorporate iodine once I get my Vit D level stabilized as I think the deficiency worsens the detox that comes with iodine. A Vit D deficiency can make you uncomfortable in both your groin and armpits which really contributes to the breast pain since it is so near your armpit.
Also I have read that Vit D does help balance estrogen.