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Old 01-06-2010, 11:20 AM   #1
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Erfa?

Is everyone that is taking erfa now taking the same dose that they took on the old armour? I just ordered mine today and it takes 10 to 14 days to get here, meanwhile ive been taking westthroid. Everythings been so messed up Im not sure what dose Im suppose to be taking. I took 1 grain and a half for 3 years on the old armour no problems at all and felt wonderful. Im just wondering if I should start out at that dose when I get the erfa? Don't know what I'd do without this board.

 
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Old 01-06-2010, 11:51 AM   #2
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Re: Erfa?

It depends on how hypo you are right now. If you've gotten really hypo I'd start at 1 grain split in two doses morning and afternoon and then work your way up 1/2 grain every few weeks until your symptoms relieve (and do some free T labs at about 4 weeks to see where your levels are). If you aren't currently hypo on the Westhroid at 1.5 grains I'd just switch over to the same dosage of the Erfa. If you feel any hyper symptoms then cut back accordingly.

 
Old 01-06-2010, 04:16 PM   #3
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Re: Erfa?

My last bloodwork on 12/2/09 was tsh 0.10 range 0.34-5.60 Free t4 0.50 range 0.61-1.12 and free t3 3.62 range 2.5-3.9. I was feeling a little hyper so I cut back to 1 grain westthroid. That does make sense thanks. I will just start out with the 1 grain of erfa and at around 4 weeks get bloodwork and see where Im at before I increase

 
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