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    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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    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.

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    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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    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.

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    Quote 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.

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    I dont know why they even use synthroid anymore. Well i do, its because they make money by prescribing it. If your doctor wont let you switch, find a new doc. Also get informed, check out Stopthethyroidmadness and read up.

    I did months of research back in the day on thyroid after i was diagnosed with sub clinical hypo. My doc put me on synth and only after a few days i felt horrible. Asked him to switch and he did but only at a very low dose so i said screw it and went off it. Now my hypo was not very bad and it was diet induced. I was able to cure in by a change in diet, and other changes in my life.

    Hypothyroidism can be caused by a low carbohydrate diet, anyone with hypo and on a low carb diet might want to rethink that. Also other things like quality sleep, stress reduction, exercise, reducing inflammation and getting the necessary vitamins, minerals and macros will go a long way in clearing hypo. Some though, need a perscription.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sgandhar View Post
    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
    I don't believe Armour (or porcine or pig thyroid) is available in Australia - but I believe you can get both T3 and T4 compounded for you.

    I'm in Perth and went through the same process when I moved here from New Zealand.

    Try calling a "Compounding Pharmacy" in your area and ask them for an "Integrative Doctor" who compounds. They won't give you just one name - they wont just recommend one person. But they will give you a range of doctors they deal with.

    I just put some search words into google for sydney - and came up with these people.

    http://www.edgewellness.com.au/ they talk on their home page about exactly the things you should be looking at....

    You want someone to look at your whole problem - because if you have thyroid problems you probably have adrenal, leaky gut and other problems as well. This is the problem with normal GP's or endocrinologists - they throw Synthroid at you and don't fix the underlying problem. It is possible in some/alot of cases to get your thyroid working better on its own with supplementation and diet.

    I hope this helps - pick up the phone and call now and find another doctor who will listen to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brookesam View Post
    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.
    Update... after a week of 120mg of Armour my T3 went up to a 3.3! Reference range 2.3-4.2. My doctor is keeping my dose the same.

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    Armour isn't the end all for everyone. I switched from Synthroid to Armour for six months and saw no change what so ever. There wasn't any thing negative about it, I just didn't see any positive changes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikebike View Post
    Armour isn't the end all for everyone. I switched from Synthroid to Armour for six months and saw no change what so ever. There wasn't any thing negative about it, I just didn't see any positive changes.
    I haven't said that Armour is for everyone but it's working great for me

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