Re: Too much T3?
Scott, I am unsuccessful on Armour. My doctor feels the ratio of T4 to T3 is too much for me. I had a really bad episode on Armour a while back (just over a year ago now). I did have the hyper symptoms of heart racing, pounding, jitters, sweating etc. Along with that, I also had something similar to your pins and needles symptom. Mine however was more of a "numbing" (I didn't feel a tingling, just nothing at all) in my feet and hands, and slowly it crept up my arms and legs. It really scared me combined with all the other symptoms I was having on Armour. I don't know if yours is similar, but wanted to share what happened to me in case the info. can benefit you.
My doctor switched me back to synthroid, at a lower dose than I was on previously, then had me build up slowly again. This fall he added cytomel in a very small dose and we are trying to build up the T3 in a different ratio to what is found in Armour. Who knows, maybe if I build up my T3 tolerance slowly enough, maybe I could tolerate switching to Armour again in the future. For now though, I am doing pretty good on 100mcg Synthroid and 10 mcg cytomel.
Good luck to you and hope you find just that right dosage for you to feel great!
Last edited by Red Maple; 01-26-2007 at 10:03 AM.