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  • Anyone else on Armour Thyroid?

    After dealing with hypothyroidism for the past 3 years (probably longer bc the docs wouldn't check my thyroid), I found a good doctor and he prescribed Armour. My dose is 1 grain/60 mcg. I started it 5 days ago. I was previously on Synthroid 50 mcg.

    I already have a little more energy... not sure if the Armour has really kicked it yet though. I'm very hopeful, I'm too young to be tired all the time! I would love to hear any feedback from people that have switched from synthroid to Armour.

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    Sorry I can't answer your question, but I am interested in the replies you get also. I recently saw a naturopath who is likely converting me from 50mcg Synthroid to Armour also. Just waiting for the full blood tests to come back for the proper balance. He says I need a higher dose though. Great to hear you have more energy
    Started Primal June 2012 at 148.5lbs, and 5' 1", reached goal weight in 5 months.
    Lowest weight 93lbs - too thin. Now stable at around 100lbs much better weight for me at my age.
    Primal, minus eggs, dairy and a myriad of other allergens.

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    • #3
      hi there

      I've been on Armour for about 3 years. I don't know what Synthroid is (i'm in Australia) but I started on thyroxine (maybe it's similar? It's synthetic anyway) This did nothing for me so my open minded doc prescribed me the Armour and it has worked quite well.

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      • #4
        Yup, I made the same leap you did about a year ago after my doc suggested it -- and I was going to bring it up with him, but he beat me to the punch. I definitely feel better on it.

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        • #5
          I'm on Erfa Thyroid which is the same thing as Armour, just canadian and manufactured in Belgium.
          I'm on 30 mg for the moment but I'm slowly building my way up to 60 mg.
          Young self-caring Paleo-eater from France.
          (So please forgive the strange way I tend to express myself in your beautiful language )

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Silvergirl View Post
            Sorry I can't answer your question, but I am interested in the replies you get also. I recently saw a naturopath who is likely converting me from 50mcg Synthroid to Armour also. Just waiting for the full blood tests to come back for the proper balance. He says I need a higher dose though. Great to hear you have more energy
            Thanks... I was surprised at how soon I could feel a difference! I'm not 100% yet but it's a nice shock to not feel so draggy

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Daydreamer View Post
              I'm on Erfa Thyroid which is the same thing as Armour, just canadian and manufactured in Belgium.
              I'm on 30 mg for the moment but I'm slowly building my way up to 60 mg.
              Have you noticed a difference in energy or anything else yet?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by sunshine* View Post
                hi there

                I've been on Armour for about 3 years. I don't know what Synthroid is (i'm in Australia) but I started on thyroxine (maybe it's similar? It's synthetic anyway) This did nothing for me so my open minded doc prescribed me the Armour and it has worked quite well.
                Thyroxine is the same thing just a different name. Have your doses changed much over the course of 3 years? Do you take it sublingual or just swallow with water?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by kkratz57 View Post
                  Yup, I made the same leap you did about a year ago after my doc suggested it -- and I was going to bring it up with him, but he beat me to the punch. I definitely feel better on it.
                  Awesome!

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                  • #10
                    Thyroid update:

                    I started Armour 3 weeks ago at 60mg. A week ago I had lab work done. My T3 went from 1.6 to 2.2 in 2 weeks. The reference range is 2.3-4.2. My doctor raised my dose to 120mg and I'm going to test again in a week.

                    After a week of taking Armour I already had more energy and some of the other sympoms faded! I can't wait to see how I'm going to feel when we find the right dose.

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                    • #11
                      I want to learn more about this Armour stuff. I've been on synthroid for several years and my dose seems to increase every year. I'm up to 150 mcg now. Doc is going to be watching my thyroid like a hawk after I have this baby, because I got PPD pretty badly with Grace.
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                      • #12
                        I pretty muck lost all thyroid function about 10 years ago. My TSH was at 237 when I was first tested. Went on levoxyl and was all over the map on dosage. Needed lots of variations here and there on dosage, depending on how much I was working out (more needed when I was training a lot for Ironman triathlons).

                        My dose was pretty steady the last year or so @ 175mcg/day of levoxyl (generic snythroid). My symptoms were slowly returning even though my TSH was right around 1.2.

                        About two years ago I asked my GP to switch me to Armor as a test. I found I felt a lot better after about two weeks. I am on a 120mg dose (3 grains) and feeling pretty good.

                        Good luck.

                        Dave
                        Last edited by Karma; 11-19-2012, 09:56 AM.

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                        • #13
                          I was on sythroid for about 2 1/2 years and it didn't do much for me.

                          That's interesting that you need more depending on workouts... that's something I didn't know.

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                          • #14
                            Well as it turns out my TSH was fine, my Free T4 fine,but my T3 subclinical. sooooo Natural Thyroid now prescribed for me. Will be interesting to see how it goes.
                            Started Primal June 2012 at 148.5lbs, and 5' 1", reached goal weight in 5 months.
                            Lowest weight 93lbs - too thin. Now stable at around 100lbs much better weight for me at my age.
                            Primal, minus eggs, dairy and a myriad of other allergens.

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                            • #15
                              Can you help me

                              Originally posted by sunshine* View Post
                              hi there

                              I've been on Armour for about 3 years. I don't know what Synthroid is (i'm in Australia) but I started on thyroxine (maybe it's similar? It's synthetic anyway) This did nothing for me so my open minded doc prescribed me the Armour and it has worked quite well.
                              Hi! Sunshine,

                              Can you help me please. I have been struggling with Hypothyroidism and been prescribed with Thyroxine. I want to go on Armour thyroid or nature thyroid but my endo will not listen to me. I have been struggling for 6 years now and was wondering if it would be possible for you to help me get to a doctor that prescribes Armour/nature thyroid in Sydney. I live in Ponds. I will be eternally grateful to you.

                              Thanks

                              Smita

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