I started taking it two weeks ago. At first, I thought I was feeling better. The intense pain in my calf started to go away. But, a week later, out of the blue I got elbow started hurting and then my wrist. A day after that, I got edema so bad I could barely walk from the skin being stretch.. my feel and calves, all the way up my legs were so swollen. The doctor put me on a water pill, took it, the swelling went down, but I became so dehydrauted that my entire body hurt when I woke up, headache.. it was horrible. My sleep is all disturbed because I can't lie on my arm and have to wear support on it and my wrist. Went to CVS to day and my blood pressure was 146/91. Insane, because I have never had high blood pressure. I am not taking this any more. Not to mention that I am more exhausted then I was before taking the meds.
I did have an ana of 1/1280 but nothing showed for the autoimmune in any of the test. I am just not sure what is going on. But not taking any more of that stuff.
Hi Midwest, you seem so knowledgeable... On Monday, I was really feeling horrible, went to CSV and checked my blood pressure and it was sky high, so my doctor told me to come in. ( I have never had high blood pressure before ) Told her about the heart palipations, my legs and feet were all swollen still.. she took my blood pressure and it was 160/91 pulse 113. She took me off the synthoid. I started Armour Tues, Wed, and today. I am feeling better, my blood pressure is back to normal 112/80. I have no clue what to expect from Armour. I guess just wait and see. Thanks for being so kind in responding to past posts.
So glad to hear your doctor was amenable to another kind of hormone! I had one endo who prescribes nothing but Synthroid. I couldn't take it, but she wouldn't prescribe any alternative. Told me to stop taking it and wait until I could "tolerate" it.
Don't "expect" anything. You must just wait and see. Reactions to any particular brand of drug are unpredictable and often surprising.
Let us know how it goes.
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