Sammy64 - is there a website where it refers to people taking Armour being optimally medicated will have tsh of .02 or lower? I want to be prepared for my follow up consult on Saturday Would the same info. apply to Thyroid (Canadian brand)?
Sammy thanks for that info. I am going to ask her to increase the dosage. My energy levels seem decent in the a.m., but toward afternoon I am crashing. From what I have read, it is suggest for optimal benifit to take an afternoon dosage.
I want to feel 100%... happy that my hair isn't falling out or gaining any more weight.. Big improvement in my eyes.
Lab results, but please remember, I goofed up and took my armour the morning of the labs. I am going to request doing the T-3 again on Monday when I see the doctor just in case.
People taking synthetic T3 often have an afternoon crash with once-daily dosing only because synthetic T3 has a short half-life.
Due to the thyroglobulin in it, Armour's effects seem to last longer and many people are able to take it once daily with no problem (no afternoon crash). However, I am aware of people that divide the dose.
The only problem I see with that is the fact that the second dose would need to be taken at least one hour before/two hours after last food/drink other than water....and 4 hours away from any iron/calcium. Reason being: Armour also contains T4 that has absorption issues.
We each need to figure out what works best for us.
Thanks for providing the ranges. Your levels with Armour in your system are still lower than what most people would find comfortable so, without a doubt, a dose increase is in order.