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Old 12-19-2012, 12:23 PM   #1
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Question Switched from synthroid to armour

Hey, my dr. just switched me from 25 mcg of synthroid to 90 mg of armour. Hoping this will help more with joint and muscle pains as well as the overall symptoms.

Has anyone else made this change? It seems like after reading other posts that this is not an equal switch, that 90 mg of armour is the equivalent of a much higher dose of synthroid than 25....

 
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Re: Switched from synthroid to armour

Ninety mgs of Armour is the equivalent of between 111 and 150 mcgs of Synthroid. Egads... Your MD doesn't seem to know what he's doing. It's good that he's open to Armour, but bumping you to that high a dose after keeping you undermedicated on Synthroid is a terrible idea.

It would be much more reasonable to start with 30 mgs of Armour and work up from there. It's too hard on the adrenals to make such a leap in dosage as you were given. I would call the office and get approval to begin with a lower dose, if I were you.
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Re: Switched from synthroid to armour

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Ninety mgs of Armour is the equivalent of between 111 and 150 mcgs of Synthroid. Egads... Your MD doesn't seem to know what he's doing. It's good that he's open to Armour, but bumping you to that high a dose after keeping you undermedicated on Synthroid is a terrible idea.

It would be much more reasonable to start with 30 mgs of Armour and work up from there. It's too hard on the adrenals to make such a leap in dosage as you were given. I would call the office and get approval to begin with a lower dose, if I were you.

Ok, I think I will cut the pill in half and start that way for a few weeks and see....thanks..

 
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