Re: Different brands, whats the difference??
Hi again, Stacey,
The huge majority of mainstream doctors are horribly biased against Armour. The attitude is probably based on Synthroid's introductory sales campaign in the 1930's, when they convinced MDs that because Armour is made from animal glands, it's dirty and inferior to their nice, 'clean' product manufactured in a sterile laboratory. They questioned Armour's potency and stability; but Armour has never been recalled, and Synthroid has been recalled numerous times. They inaccurately convinced doctors T3 causes osteoporosis and heart attacks. They paid doctors to prescribe it, they donated huge sums to medical schools... So guess which one has become the drug of choice for treating hypoT? $$$
The fact is that many, many... if not most... people do better with Armour. The profession may never catch up to that fact, but it's true. This appears to be due to the fact that most people have T4 to T3 conversion problems which MDs aren't aware happen or don't want to admit. If you can find a doctor who will agree to give you a trial of it, it would be worth the hunt. Cytomel/Synthroid may work better than the Synthroid you now take; but Armour may work best.
The only contraindications for prescribing T3 would be for the very elderly or those with pre-existing heart disease.