Sherie, I just wanted to let you know that you're not alone - this is very frustrating and I've been reduced to tears many times. Have you had a look through the Information Archive? There's a lot of great information from posters on just about every topic.
I've done a lot of reading lately on Natural vs Synthetic and it's the way I'm going to go; it just makes more sense to me. The Natural stuff contains all the hormones our bodies make (when they work!) and I figure if our body makes them then they must be of some use. Synthetic T4 (synthroid) contains only T4 and doctors will tell you that's all you need, but again, if our bodies make all the others then ?? Many people do a lot better on the Natural med, and not just a lot better than with no meds, a lot better than on the synthetic. I mean years ago doctors had no clue what a lot of things in our bodies did so why should this be any different?
Hang in there - I am sure you'll get some solid advice