Re: New Labs Again With New Questions???? Still Looks Like...????
You are more than little bit hypo! You must mean that you are on 60 mgs of Armour.
You need to slowly increase your Armour dose. Most people report feeling good on about 3 grains or Armour a day. (60 mg = 1 grain).
Also, if you take the Armour before they draw you blood, that will skew the reslut of the T3 (total and FREE) because T3 is fast acting.So, on days that you have blood drawn, don't take the Armour until aftet they draw the blood.
Also, when you are on an adequate dose of Armour, the TSH is usually supressed way down, maybe even to 0 (so Free T3 & Free T4 are a better gauge of blood levels of thyroid hormones, especially for those of us on Armour).
Are you taking the Armour sub-lingually (under the tongue). That way it is absorbed directly into the blood stream through the vein under the tongue.
Also, it is a good idea to split the Armour dose into doses (becuase the T3 is short lived and fast acting). If you are only taking one dose a day currently...try this- take another dose in the afternoon. You should start with a small dose, maybe 1/4 th of a tablet (and try it under the tongue).
Also, try to get a FREE T3 done next time (instead of total T3) and have the blood drawn before you take the Armour that day.
I hope this helps and you start feeling better soon.
25 years feeling worse every year on Synthroid & 13 months feel good on Armour Thyroid.
Last edited by GCC; 01-08-2008 at 12:39 PM.