I honestly don't know what's happening. From about 2004 to January 2009, I suffered from HORRIFIC night sweats, insomnia, irritability, depression, debilitating fatigue, painful body (hard to say exactly where the pain was coming from), and numbness/tingling in my hands and feet, among other things (gradual consistent hairloss bringing me to about 60+% GONE). In February of this year, I noticed my night sweat stopped. I've sweat at night, for a bit (not profusely, like soaking the sheets, like I used to), a few times, but nothing major. For the past 1-2 months, all of the other symptoms are disappearing, even the numbness/tingling - gone! My hands and feet would fall asleep all the time, even while running on the treadmill. ??? It has stopped, after all these years. In retrospect, I actually think the rogaine has helped with the night sweats. Sounds crazy but it's a vasodialator, so it's actually POSSIBLE. I'm also dousing my head with estrogen (ell-cranell) but it's not supposed to get into the system, so I don't know with that one. As far as the rest of it, it has to be the iodine, in my case. I haven't been taking the maca very long, but that could be helping too. The only real "symptom" I still have some problems with (besides hairloss which is actually getting better as well!) is moodiness and irritability, esp. before my period. I bought some St. Johns Wort and I swear, it works! That, along with Black Cohosh. I guess I should add the Black Cohosh as part of my regimen because here in Germany, it's used for hairloss, but I'm using it to balance my mood, create calm, etc. So, I don't know. I did nothing and took nothing during my "crisis" years from 2004-Jan 2009 and over these past several months, everything seems to be getting better. I even lost more weight (7 lbs since January). My hair is definitely filling in; I'm scared to jump up and down for joy, but the top is actually starting to get thick again.