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Old 08-25-2008, 09:14 AM   #1
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While starting Armour, anyone get short of breath?

I just started today, and the only "new" side effect is kind of a tight chest, which causes me to be slightly short of breath(hearts fine, not an issue). Has anyone experienced this and then it got better over the course of a week or so? I was so hoping Armour would work for me as it has for so many people. Thanks.

 
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Re: While starting Armour, anyone get short of breath?

Bump for Sue...

Just letting you know I saw this yesterday, but I never had this reaction, so I didn't answer. I have seen it reported here several times before. Such reactions do resolve when given a little time.

I don't think folks are ignoring you... Just think no one who had the problem read your question.

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Old 08-26-2008, 10:37 AM   #3
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Re: While starting Armour, anyone get short of breath?

Midwest, thanks for bumping and answering!

 
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Re: While starting Armour, anyone get short of breath?

Sue, how much are you increasing at a time? As I have posted so many times on here, you may have to increase in minute amounts every 10 days to 2 wks. like I did. I went from 45 mcg to 90 mcg and never had a hyper symptom, but that was the ONLY way I could increase. I read this in one of the thyroid books. I think it quoted a Dr. Sanger who gave his sensitive patients thyroid drops {Armour, I believe. Must have been disolved in waterand measured by the drop]. Would this also be called "compounded"? I will try to find where I found this.

I could only increase in 1/4 of a 15mcg Armour tab.

 
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Re: While starting Armour, anyone get short of breath?

Saw your similar post on Scoot's thread.

Yea, I was at Unithroid 112 plus about 15 mcg. T4/T3 combo. My TSH plunged to 0.03, but NP didn't run anything else. I felt ok, until a day or so later my heart was a little racy. He agreed to let me convert to Armour, and prescribed 90 mcg., or 1 1/2 gr. I cut it into 2/3 and 1/3(I know, not an exact science!), and only took the equivalent to 1 grain. I wanted to start a little lower than what I should. I got somewhat short of breath, but not any racier than I was before. So I back off of it for the last two days and may try it again. It definitely wakes my brain up!

 
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