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.
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
Originally Posted by Silvergirl
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?
Originally Posted by sunshine*
Can you help me
Originally Posted by 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.
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.
Last edited by Zach; 11-27-2012 at 10:35 PM.
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.
Originally Posted by sgandhar
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.
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.
Originally Posted by kkratz57