hey guys I have been on 21/2 grains of armour for some months now and have kept increasing, and for some reason I have been getting more swollen each time with armour, I even have a small puffy sac on top of my left eye, and now my right eye is very puffy, and I have swelling all over, even on my lips, also my vision has been horrible, I never had eye problems and now my eyes feel very dry and I am having a hard time reading through my emails, not sure why the eyes are affected so much by the armour thyroid
and the chest pains dont go away, i went to see a top doc and she suggested I stay on armour, since its such a miraculous drug for some, but i coudl tell you it hasnt been that great for me, I have soem sort of allergy to this since I never had such bad swelling whiel being on synthroid, Oh I also have numbing all over and bad circulation problems which has worsen 100% after upping my dosage, my lips/eyes have gotten so swollen that mom also noticed and mentioned it to me.
I came to a conclusion that armour is not right for me I have decided to start taking 200 mcg of synthroid, also the chest pains on armour are getting horrible, and I have been very short of breath lately.
and the swelling worsens by the day, anyway do you guys have any suggestion as to what supplements I should take? I have been taking zinc sometimes and poitassium, but i need to start taking supplements and vitamisn on a daily basis which would you guys recommend?
Sounds like you are making the right decision for you to switch to another thyroid medication. If I had your symptoms I wouldn't take Armour either.
The thyroid medications are supposed to make you feel better, not worse! I hope the Synthroid works for you. If you have a reaction to that one too, there are several others with different binders, fillers and dyes (or lack thereof) that you can try to get the best thyroid medication for you--one that makes your symptoms go away!
I am taking the thyroid that is compounded. Pharmacy explained that it was comparable to Armour except they had taken out all the substances that you are likely to be allergic to. I sure hate to see you go on synthroid since so many have had such a bad experience with it.......unless you have taken it before.
Hi all, and Yes diatron I think i am making the rigth decision, some people tell me to wait longer to see if it helps, but I give up on this armour, its just not for me, I mean I sure dont feel well and This numbing all over that I am still having is worrying me so much, I will go get blood tests done today because I am not sure if armour has messed up my levels again. i am pretty sure i am severly allergic to armour, anyway I started my synthroid, I am going to take 200 mcg /day i hope it helps, soemone told me that synthroid stops working after 5 years if you had rai? do you guys know if its true, I was thinking of maybe taking cytomel too?to get the T3. By teh way I have taken synthroid in the past and it has made me feell tired but took teh swelling away, and at least I know I wont get these funky side effects I am getting with armour.
Hi, have you noticed a difference in the levoxyl? anyway a few people keep insisting that i continue the armour, but like you said its too much on the heart. teh funny thing is that people insist I continue this medicine they swear its going to help me, but I dont know, I guess i shouldnt sop it all at once, but I really think I should get off the armour, maybe I can take 1/2 grain so my body could start getting used to not getting teh armour what do you think? did you stop cold turkey?
Oh ok so your recently started levoxyl, I guess you wont know for a few weeks if its helping you, but as for me I took 100 mcg of synthroid last night and again 100 mcg today, will try to take 200mcg for now and see what happens. i also dont get much chest pains with synthroid, maybe once ina whiel but not on a daily basis, it gets so bad that i go to sleep and i sometimes am not sure if i will die in my sleep, thats how bad its been.