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Old 06-29-2012, 04:17 PM   #4
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Re: So confused about my thyroid... help please!

Sammy echoed my sentiments exactly, though much more eloquently ;-)

I agree that you are probably under-converting storage hormone T4 to active hormone T3. I also think you need to decrease your dose of L-T4 but only based on your FT4, not your suppressed TSH (T3 in Armour will do that, so I don't think it's cause for concern).

At some point, only after you have decreased your levo and got your 6 week labs, you may want to try adding in a very small amount of Armour (12.5-15mg). I'm not sure if you should lower your L-T4 one more time before doing this. Let's see your labs again after 6 weeks. You may have to go back and forth quite a bit before you get it right.

Sometimes, increasing a T3 med can have unpredictable effects on the FT4, even lowering it a bit. Sammy would be better at explaining that one.

Last edited by bee01; 06-29-2012 at 04:19 PM.

 
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