My understanding is that iodine causes the thyroid gland produce hormones that affect a ton of other organs, everything from your brain to your stomach, some in ways that are not yet understood by science. You’re likely breaking out with HSV due to the change in hormone balance, similar to a teenager. It’s probably irrelevant to fighting the viral infection in your nervous system.
Hormones are unique in that they are able to cross the blood-brain barrier. Antibiotics and other medicines such as silver or olive leaf can’t cross that, leaving them unable to fight an infection in the nervous system alone. My experience has made me believe that when you combine hormone stimulant such as iodine or lysine with a virus killer such as olive leaf or silver, it seems to translate the killing power over to the nervous system.
I’m curious if you ever had a trauma that would have allowed the blood/brain barrier to be crossed into a major nerve that would have allowed the HSV infection from the blood into the nervous system? Things like a root canal or other invasive dental procedure, spinal tap, etc?
Hope you’re feeling better today!