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Old 11-24-2004, 04:27 PM   #1
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Eight weeks ago my doctor bumped my armour thyroid dosage from 60 mcg to 75 mcg. I take 45 in the morning and 30 in the afternoon. I only have one nagging symptom left: minor fatigue. It improved some after the dosage increase but is still there. The only blood results that I got from the doctor are: TSH: .86; FT4: 1.25; and T4: .56. My question for anyone with armour experience is this: would bumping my dosage up to 90 mcg per day help, or would it be better to ask for a small dose of synthroid and hopefully boost the T4 up. My doc is really good about letting me choose the course of action, I am just not sure which is the best way to go. If I could only get rid of the fatigue!! Thanks
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Old 11-26-2004, 05:15 PM   #2
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Re: fatigue

I think it would help the 'numbers gurus' to know what the ranges are for your blood test results.

I too have experienced the recurrent fatigue after a few days of feeling better on an increased dose. It is my understanding that occurs when you are still not optimized with your meds.

 
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Re: fatigue

Post the lab ranges for those results and I'll tell you for sure, but most likely, adding a T4 med woudl be more beneficial at this point.
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