... about 8 weeks ago I asked to try and have my thyroid meds reduced to only one med, was taking unthroid 150 and nature-throid 65mg, the md agreed and switched me to 175 Synthroid, within 3 week, I started seeing the return of hypo and at 4 weeks asked to return to my previous meds. The first week was fine but the last 3 are horrid. I have had anxiety, very tense, usually... (2 replies)
... s. She ordered an A1C for the blood sugar, is checking cortisol and progesterone and had me do another lab for my gut issues. I've been having some significant problems there. ... (2 replies)
... I'll briefly tell you my experience with Synthroid. My TSH without it was nearly 7, but it overmedicated me in the smallest dose. Made me tense, anxious, and achy. ... (6 replies)
... pharmacies and see if they can compound natural desiccated thyroid for you. I get mine from Canada called Erfa Thyroid which is great and can be legally ordered with a US doctors prescription through an online pharmacy. ... (7 replies)
... I started my hypothyroid treatment after the new Armour came out. Based on reports of how crummy it was I switched immediately over to Nature-throid and then over to Erfa Thyroid, which I think is the best. Those who went hypo on Armour say that Erfa most closely resembles the old Armour.
Have you had any recent free T3/T4 labs done to determine what's going on? Many say... (7 replies)
... lable at my local Walgreens in Arizona but some here have had a lot of difficulties getting it. And Armour seems to be hard to get no matter where you are, also with all the stuff Forest Labs has done to degrade their product, most are abandoning it. ... (18 replies)
... Good luck with it. ... (7 replies)
... n the meantime, he determined my Adrenals were weak and gave me a product called Isocort. I have taken Isocort in the past for Adrenal issues, and had good luck with it. ... (2 replies)
... T4 were in range, but on the very low end. My regular doctor did nothing for me so I found a naturopath. I am taking a supplement called Thytrophin with a slew of vitamins. I was given Nature Throid which is a natural thyroid hormone, but I can't take it. ... (4 replies)
... here is a potential solution to the problems encountered with both the reformulated Armour by Forest Labs, and the reformulated Naturethroid by RLC. ... (3 replies)
... eeling better. I also take adrenal support. I was on 112 mcg of synthroid before. Synthroid does not work for everyone. Synthroid does not supply the body with calcitonin which allows the body to absorb calcium so my bones were popping and very loudly. ... (32 replies)
... Your "dose" is miniscule. Almost anything is possible, but I have very strong doubt it's responsible for most of the problems you seem to be having, especially not the hip or leg pain. ... (32 replies)
... producing thyroid. This dysregulation will cause most, if not all of your new symptoms. Also high cortisol will interfere with your conversion of T4 to T3 and I'm willing to bet that if you had an RT3 level done now your RT3 levels would be very high. ... (17 replies)
... You need to replace hormones if your FT3 and FT4 levels are falling and TSH is rising. Failing to do so will cause you many serious health problems and the symptoms you are describing are actually attributed to hypothyroidism rather than good hormone replacement. ... (4 replies)
... throid and Westhroid. These are good too but if you have problems with cellulose and absorbsion you may want to stick with the Erfa. Cellulose is thought to be the reason Armour went bad, they added it and it seems to bind with the thyroid hormones and carry them out of the body. ... (5 replies)
... range. I told my doc what I'd done, and he said to stick with 5000 indefinitely. ... (6 replies)
... Lots of long-time Armour users have gone hypo since Forrest Labs reformulated it last spring. You will either need to increase your dose or, probably a better choice, switch over to Nature-throid, Westhroid or Canada's Erfa Thyroid.
Also that vitamin D is really, really low. Are you supplimenting? You should be taking up to 10,000 iu of D3 daily with that level :) (6 replies)
... You'll be getting pretty much the same hormones with synthetics as you do with the natural so I would be very surprised if switching is going to help much. ... (10 replies)
... With a TSH of .7 one day and 2 two days later, do I need to be checking on secondary hypo problems like a tumor? ... (9 replies)
... There are a lot of reported problems with the newly formulated Armour so I suggest you switch over to Nature-throid or Westhroid or another brand.
Also have you checked your adrenals? If they aren't functioning properly you won't get much benefit from the thyroid meds. The best way to check them is with a saliva test you order online (try the Canary Club). With your long... (8 replies)