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Old 05-19-2002, 07:05 PM   #1
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Anyone heard of Armour? Its supposed to aid with weight loss in the case of an underactive thyroid. If so, how much, where? I'm going to take another shot at something new. I was diagnosed several years ago with hypothyroidism. I am twenty eight years old and I feel like I'm 40. I am quite over weight an want to do something about it. PLease help!!

 
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Re: Armour

Armour Thyroid is a natural preparation and is what wsa used before the synthetic thyroid preparations were developed. The Armour of today is more stable and more accurately dosed than it used to be and is actually equally stable if not more stable than the synthetics (try convincing your doctor of that, though).

Armour is not a magic pill that helps with weight loss. It HAS made it easier for some to lose weight, but if not combined with a healthy diet and positive lifestyle, then it will likely do no more good than any other thyroid med.

That being said, many people report feeling better on Armour, which makes it easire to get more active and pay more attention to the things in your life that affect your health so that you can do something about them.

 
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Old 05-21-2002, 05:25 PM   #3
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Re: Armour

I have just started on the Armour, or am in the process of converting over. I too am hoping weight loss will be easier.


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Re: Armour

I am on Armour, and we are still upping the dose.
It has not affected weight loss, and in no way should thyroid be used to cause weight loss. If it does your heart may be in danger.

When you get a correct dose for you, weight loss may become easirr with a proper diet and exercise, as was already mentioned.

 
Old 05-21-2002, 06:42 PM   #5
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okay guys! thanks for the advice on the armour. I need help! I am on and have been on Synthroid for years. I have tried diet and exercise, as advised by my doctor, that's not working! I am on my feet on a regular basis, walking, bending,stretching and lifting at work. Plus walking on my off time. I don't eat alot of junk food, barely any. Pepsi is my weakness. I have a glass everyday maybe two. I want to lose weight and feel better, enjoy my life but it seems I can't even do that. Thyroid sufferers, do you have any advice?

 
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Re: Armour

Welcome cindyy. Weight loss is frequently discussed on this Board. Many people find that, once their thyroid levels are balanced, they return to their body's optimal weight. It can be difficult to lose or gain weight while the thyroid levels are still fluctuating.

But, in the meantime, here's a link to the last time this was a topic on this Board:
<A HREF="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/Forum118/HTML/001187.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/Forum118/HTML/001187.html</A>

Also, thyroid.about.com has a link to Diet/Weight Loss, but it is currently pushing me to an advertising loop, so I'm not going to post it here. You may have better luck going there directly.

 
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Re: Armour

Hi,
It also may be that you were never on a high enough dose of Synthroid.

 
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