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  1. Raising Armour make my bp go up, anyone else have this?
    ... then you need to treat them first before upping your armour dosage. kathy...

  2. Initially feeling worse with Armour?
    ... Maybe nobody has actually felt worse with Armour thyroid......
    ... Usually the boost of t3 which is in Armour makes you feel good at first. However, if your t3 ... levels and t 4 levels are off in someway the armour could be making you feel worse. Everyone is different...
    ... described exactly what I have been feeling on the Armour . They say that a poor reaction to Armour (and other...
    ... are sluggish and not working properly. The T3 in the Armour will not make you feel good but feel worse. This is...
    ... 3793183]Also, I had to slowly increase my dose of Armour s. If you do not feel good, I would decrease the dose ... essentially a hormone. I may just hold off on the Armour until I can get my adrenals in check. Not sure yet...
    ... are sluggish and not working properly. The T3 in the Armour will not make you feel good but feel worse. This is...

  3. elevated tsh
    ... hypo-related symptoms, ask about switching her to Armour thyroid. Sometimes people need both of the major...

  4. yesterday i was officially diagnosed as hypothyroid...
    ... come across a doctor yet who trusts in prescribing Armour . i was given 50mcg of synthroid and was sent home...
    ... come across a doctor yet who trusts in prescribing Armour . Score one for reading her A A C E recommendation...
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  5. Pregnant, hypothyroid in San Francisco Bay Area... NEED MD HELP!
    ... modes of care available from the office. Prescribes Armour Thyroid where appropriate, does complete blood work ... She has had no problem working with me in taking Armour thyroid and has an excellent bedside manner. She will...
    ... cool about giving me Cytomel, [I was originally on Armour , after I asked for it, but I did poorly on it], and...
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  6. NEW Labs - Need advice
    ... Hi all, I have added 25 mcg T4 to my 90 mg Armour . I have been on the 25mcg for only 33 days. I went ... need comments about how this looks? *MEDS: 90 Armour and just added 25mcg T4 (33 days ago).* TSH-0.03...
    ... First ignore your TSH. You are on Armour and have T3 surpressing it. Now let us look at your ... there. You could use more T3. You should bump your Armour next. You may have to dial back your T4 temporarily...
    ... I am feeling better too! How about adding 15mg. Armour to my 90, that's 105mgs.? since 30 is the lowest dose ... for Armour I'd cut it in half? (in the distant past i went hyper ... on 120mg Armour ). On the T4: What about cutting the 25mcg in half...
    ... do not see why your MD wouldn't let you kick up the Armour if you are dropping your synthroid. Have you tried ... up need more T3 than you are getting in the T4/T3 Armour ratio. Just go slow and keep testing your levels...
    ... Increasing the Armour will increase your T4 and T3 concentrations. Decreasing ... going too high in T4. Make sure you add the extra armour to your morning dosing when you are fasting. This ... jump on the T4 dosing. You may be resistant to the Armour is some way and thus not absorbing it well. This ... LONG term. You do have one more option. Hold on the Armour and T4 supplementation and ask for a small dose of...
    ... I mentioned on another board that i used t4 with armour and the moderator acted shocked. She asked me why ... didnt know what to day....lol..... I said well the armour doesn't give me enough t4...is that the right answer...
    ... to adjust your ratios. My Aunt does synthroid and Armour , but she doesn't need as much T3 as you do. I can ... cause I over convert T4 to T3. Some need more T3 than Armour offers so they can ramp Armour and add T3. YOu can...
    ... like cytomel, there is nothing to convert- If i use armour , some of the t4 is converted to t3 (but not in my...
    ... supplement with T3. This can be done with straight Armour to meet both your needs, but in your case you may...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Levothroid Cytomel Synthroid

  7. free t4, t3 whats too low?
    ... I thought that I would really struggle with taking Armour because of the T3 and because my symptoms are the...

  8. Vitamin C with HypoT meds
    ... it before my breakfast, which is an hour after my Armour . I haven't noticed any difference at all in the way...

  9. Medicine Change and feeling weird! Should I stick it out?
    ... numbers are. My T3 was great and I'm on a combination of Armour and Levoxyl currently. Is 3 weeks enough time to see...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Levoxyl

  10. High ACTH caused by thyroid medication?
    ... the thyroid may self correct”. But after being on Armour thyroid medication for over 10 years, I anticipate ... hypoallergenic since I was reacting to corn ingredient in Armour . I don’t think I fit hyperpituitary picture like...

  11. Hyperthyroid/Diabetes
    ... lot of stuff. What's even nicer is she's a hypo on armour and is very aware of the effects of thyroid hormones...

  12. T3 and T4
    ... increasing my T3 and decreasing my T4???? Also what is Armour ???? Thanks to all...
    ... we here can't really determine his reasoning. Armour is the trade name of a dessicated thyroid product...
    ... increasing my T3 and decreasing my T4???? Also what is Armour ???? Hi ljpritchard :) welcome!! why not post your ... drive TSH into the ground. So he lowered T4 med. Armour is a natural Thyroid medicine that is made from pig ... helps ;) ~Sue p.s. currently I'm taking 1.5 grains Armour along with 50 mcg's of Levoxyl...
    Medications also discussed in this post: levothyroxine Cytomel Levoxyl

  13. results...please help
    ... months. Reafy to kill the GP. They switched me to Armour . I am on 60mg (1 gr) have not lost weight (but at...
    ... i wish i could help ya. i am interested in what Armour is doing for you right now and how long have you been ... my Addison's disease...) but really want to go on Armour . Do you think it's helping your other symptoms?...
    ... "Thyroid" is simply the generic version of Armour . The active ingredients are the same, but they may ... take Synthroid, and how long have you been taking Armour ? It may simply be a matter of waiting long enough ... Third question... Are you taking the same dose of Armour as you were taking in Thyroid? Sixty mgs is not a ... Your labs bear out that you are not taking enough Armour to do the job. The simple answer is to simply switch ... taking pre-Synthroid. If you aren't now taking as much Armour as you took of Thyroid, you should make sure your...
    ... have chatted to you before re: Thyroid. What is armour ???? Thanks again you are great for info....
    ... Hi...My opinion is that I am not receiving enough Armour thyroid. Once I get the right dose, things should...
    ... months and demanded to be taken off. They out me on Armour rather than the thyroid meds I was on previously....
    ... different generics can work differently, just as the Armour seems to be doing for you. (But ... I still believe...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Synthroid Levoxyl

  14. Daily body aches (pretty severe)...is that due to med change?
    ... I am finally getting somewhere now that I am or armour and iodine and many supplements, but I am nowhere...

  15. Water weight
    ... great so not sure why I gained this weight. I am on Armour thyroid. I never have a problem with weight. I though...

  16. New Labs For November... New Questions.. Help Please???? TY!
    ... I currently am taking 125mcg of Levo with 15mg of Armour . Please let me know what your opinions are here...
    ... Armor and decrease the T4 a bit. Given you are on Armour that TSH is WAY too high. On Armour many have a suppressed...
    ... he's really OLD SCHOOL maybe he will give you all armour , treat by symptoms,and not even look at a tsh test...

  17. cholesterol levels keep going up
    ... all it needs from a synthetic drug and to switch to armour , which has t4,t3,t2,t1, and calcitonin. synthroid...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Synthroid

  18. Thyroid Care and Concerns – Endocrine Balance Issues
    ... range of normal. T3 supplementation such as cytomel or Armour results in TSH suppression and as a result you must...
    ... tested hypoTs the patient thinks they are not on enough Armour , or Synthroid and that their thyroid supplements are ... can also make it difficult to continue raising your Armour or synthroid! It is important to test this and check...
    ... with a new Osteopathic Endo who's added Levoxyl to my Armour . [SIZE="1"](1.5 grains & .050 mcg's)[/SIZE] More energy...
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  19. Thyroid removal, Doctors disagree
    ... labwork. Also, I am looking for a doc that prescibes Armour . I would love to hear about your doc, and your...

  20. I feel so sick after dr reduced Armour
    ... combination of tablet strengths are you taking your Armour ? It's manufactured in 15, 30, 60, 90, 120 mg tablets...
    ... combination of tablet strengths are you taking your Armour ? It's manufactured in 15, 30, 60, 90, 120 mg tablets...
    ... dosing is that it just doesn't work very well for Armour . It might work ok for a T4 drug, but it's pretty ... inconsistent for the shorter-acting T3 in Armour . I can't remember whether I told you before that...

  21. Help with my lab results!
    ... opinion that the only thyroid medicine that works is armour , but if you have adrenal innsufficiency than nothing...
    ... feel horrible after starting the desiccated hormone, Armour , but I know that I need the Armour to survive at this...
    ... diagnosed myself and then the ENDO doctor gave me Armour . Mia...
    ... listener. he looks at more than numbers. He prescribes Armour Thyroid. " "He listens to patients. He prescribes ... Armour Thyroid. He is open to new ideas and research. I found ... doctors don’t like to prescribe...he saw how much Armour had changed how I felt...and he also was thrilled ... for thyroid disease." "Great listener, Prescribes Armour OR whatever works best for patient. Very willing to...
    ... found a doctor who agreed with me on that, and gave me Armour . I quit the Armour 2 days ago when I read about adrenal ... adrenals fixed so that your body could tolerate the Armour ? Too bad they don't allow us to talk on the telephone...

  22. my twin #'s
    ... range of normal. T3 supplementation such as cytomel or Armour results in TSH suppression and as a result you must...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Cytomel

  23. Question regarding low dose T4 treatment
    ... dose, I mean in the 25-50mg range, or 15mg-30mg of armour . I recall reading several studies, including the one ... hormones to signal the antibody attack. Although with Armour I suspect their T3 may slightly be higher too, especially...

  24. HELP!!!!!! Am I going crazy?
    ... range of normal. T3 supplementation such as cytomel or Armour results in TSH suppression and as a result you must...
    ... opinion that the only thyroid medicine that works is armour , but if you have adrenal innsufficiency than nothing...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Cytomel

  25. Test results and my hair is falling out fast!
    ... tested hypoTs the patient thinks they are not on enough Armour , or Synthroid and that their thyroid supplements are ... can also make it difficult to continue raising your Armour or synthroid! it is important to test. Sorry using...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Synthroid

  26. Who takes Armour + T4 ???
    ... t know much about that. But your T4 is a bit low... Armour plus T4 is really an innovative idea.:D Perhaps...
    ... My Aunt B1 takes 1 grain of Armour and 75 mcgs of synthroid. That is her optimal combination ... . My Aunt B2 is starting an Armour synthroid regime.. but she is not optimized yet. ...
    ... I currently take 1 grain of Armour plus 75 mcgs of Synthoid daily as well and generally...
    ... "1"](again)[/SIZE] Think I'm just going to cut my Armour to 1.5. And deal with the Dr later,,, Once I got...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Synthroid Levoxyl

  27. Could .08 TSH ever be ok?
    ... higher than .02 for most of the time I've been taking Armour Thyroid, but my free Ts have never been higher than...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Synthroid Tapazole ogen thyroxine

  28. what is armour, tapazole,synthroid?
    ... is also used here; it's a synthetic form of T3. Armour Thyroid is a natural, combination T4/T3 drug made...
    ... Armour is a natural T4 and T3 combination that is made to...
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  29. The low TSH topic
    ... belief that the bone argument is totally bogus. I take Armour , TSH is suppressed, and I have osteopenia. But ....

  30. I've been bad!
    ... I don't use my insurance for my Armour thyroid, which costs about $40 cash price for 90 days...

  31. new. and curious
    ... taking medication that has both of them (for example Armour )....
    Medications also discussed in this post: levothyroxine

  32. Finally a New Dr & she gave armour!
    ... pharmacist is mistaken at best, dishonest at worst. Armour is not being discontinued. It has had recent manufacturing...
    ... hi gram, Im glad that you got your armour. The armour website has a phone number to call if you have problems ... . I get my armour from rite aid, I know its also available at the local ... walmart. If they don't have it in stock , I believe the armour people ship overnight to them. And as midwest said...
    ... MDs do not prescribe it as often.. but you can get Armour . Year after year the same question comes up. In ... one calls Forrest pharmaceuticals and confirms that Armour is being manufactured and will continue to be manufactured ... other pharmacies or ask your MD when most the other Armour patients get their scripts filled. I am glad you...
    ... that you found a good Doctor And no Lactose in Armour so your stomach problems should be better now. ...
    ... I travel for work and have had my Armour filled in numerous States all at Walmart........I...
    ... the good news & she sd I'm surprised she gave you Armour it's a risk for a heart attack! I'm in my 60's & she...
    ... My Mother took Armour for years and years......she had a thyroidectomy at ... me that is working right !!!! LOL Do not fear Armour .........that is the competition's rumor mill talking...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Actos Synthroid

  33. Silly me, I thought I'd found a doc who would help
    ... ~3 weeks ago. He agreed to try a small amount of Armour . A couple days later I actually started to feel a ... is my thyroid. What? I have labs that say Hashis, Armour helped for a couple weeks but me feeling bad again...
    ... My labs were always normal and no matter how much Armour I took it did not seem to make any difference in my...
    ... Madness" book about how important it is to up the Armour dose a week or two into it and then gradually increase ... Some people do really well on as much as 6 grains of Armour , but we are all different. For some 2 grains will...
    ... Madness" book about how important it is to up the Armour dose a week or two into it and then gradually increase ... Some people do really well on as much as 6 grains of Armour , but we are all different. For some 2 grains will...
    ... Be patient. 1.5 weeks will put you at 4.5 weeks on Armour . This is a better time for and FT3 and Ft4 follow ... show to the new MD and then you will know if more armour or adding T4/T3 only will be a better fit for you...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Cytomel

  34. Recent thyroid labs - thyroid problem, or no?
    ... them. I do have an appointment in January with an Armour Endo, so hopefully he'll test adrenals and hormones...
    ... notch. I do have an appointment in January with an Armour Endo, so hopefully he'll test adrenals and hormones...

  35. synthroid vs armour - and rapid weight gain - please help
    ... serve a purpose.) Synthroid is a T4-only medicine. Armour thyroid contains not only both T4 and T3, but those ... block-headedness. You know how you felt while taking Armour , and you know how you feel now. Which would you say...
    ... Ask you Doc to put you on Thyrolar2 if he is not an Armour Fan......I took that and it is made by the same company ... that makes Armour ....I felt great on it... Just a suggestion.........
    ... have an appt on Friday with a DR who is listed on the Armour site as someone who will prescribe it. I also have...
    ... conditions in my opinion. Make sure when you go to the Armour MD that you have a statement from your hubby about ... your issues on Armour versus on Synthroid. Also make sure that you have...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Synthroid

  36. Two is better??
    ... always were in the normal range.....as I started on Armour they never changed much......all the way up to 3 Grains ... but my T4......so my Endo wanted to take me off of Armour and onto Thyrolar2 and Cytomel. Taken off Armour ... it so to be safe I was taken off........I am now on Armour and Cytomel...... Sorry if I keep repeating myself ... tremendously. I tried going up to 4 Grains on the Armour alone without the Cytomel but did not feel as good...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Actos Cytomel

  37. just got these labs..
    ... Anyone out there think I need to start back on Cytomel? Armour ? Mattie...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Cytomel

  38. Ran out of meds
    ... Which medication are you on? If you were on armour , or cytomel, with T3 (short acting) you could feel...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Cytomel Levoxyl Synthroid

  39. Cytomel dosage?
    ... T4 med. I have taken Thyrolar2 with Cytomel and Armour with Cytomel........I think it depends on your needs ... . I am taking 4 Grains (240mg) of Armour and 25 mcg of Cytomel. I was started on Cytomel...
    ... has lactose in it so I have gone off that back onto Armour and the GI problems are clearning up.....so it was...
    ... Do you have any experience with Armour ? I know many take that instead of the Cytomel and...
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  40. Help!! Confused by lab results.
    ... around you and find one that is will to prescribe Armour of T3 supplementation. Those that prescribe T3 tend...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Cialis

  41. Medicine Increase...Blood Pressure increase...Normal???
    ... been taking .75mcg of Levoxyl and 3/4 of a grain of Armour . Just had my blood tested and my TSH was 6.03 (range ... who said to up the Levoxyl to .100mcg and leave the Armour dose alone. I see where he's coming from since all...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Levoxyl

  42. ?? anxiety symptoms with hypothyroid ?? How about you??
    ... bad day. I'm slowly moving across from T4 meds to Armour (well an equivalent of Armour) and am hoping that...

  43. Taking part of meds at night would reduce the dose?
    ... hour component. The reasoning behind splitting the Armour is a result of the nature of the T3. T3 is a shorter ... quick burst thyroid fuel for your body. By taking Armour morning and afternoon you allow your body to have ... take it on a non-fasting stomache. You are taking Armour and T4 this will allow you to compensate for any lost ... T4 from the evening Armour dose. Go with the MDs suggestion and split the Armour...

  44. Elevated ANA with thyroid problem, anyone else?
    ... t levels must be off? Not sure if he'll suggest Armour , but if so, I'm going for it! How are your adrenals...
    Medications also discussed in this post: ogen

  45. Anti-Thyroglobulin rising question - Also HRT and Thyroid Replacement
    ... much more in the Now instead of in a fog. I take Armour and Cytomel for Hashi's and Nodules Janumet for Insulin...
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  46. Weight loss with Cytomel???
    ... Cytomel for 2 months........I loved it. I was on Armour for 2 years and was switched to Thyrolar 2 and Cytomel ... allergy ( has lactose in it ) so my Endo put me back on Armour .....he is going to add the Cytomel because I am dragging ... on the Armour .....I am on 4 Grains now and feel tired. Me personally...
    ... and Cytomel to lose weight. But when I was taking Armour & Cytomel, I did gradually lose 12 pounds....
    ... Sue, I am back on Armour and am just starting Cytomel with it......I tried ... just the Armour .....up to 4 grains and I am tired. So as of yesterday ... sleeping much longer and dreaming very vividly on just Armour . I felt much more energetic on the Thyrolar2 Cytomel ... old self busy doing things up until bedtime. On this Armour ? I just want to get in bed after a day's work....beat...
    ... time he took me off Cytomel, he didn't increase my Armour or add T4 to it, so I knew I was going to dump, I ... lbs BACK!)[/FONT] At the time I asked to increase Armour or add T4 to it. He said NO. My T4's were hanging ... their T's are IN range "[/FONT] Honestly, I felt like Armour & Cyt was bandaiding my problem, not FIXING it. Dr ... .2-.3. So he added some Levoxyl to my 2 grains of Armour . I wouldn't be surprised if I get to 88 or so mcg ... 's along with 2 grains of Armour . Keep you posted :) Sue...
    ... Okay so now I am on 4 Grains of Armour 2 in AM and 2 in PM and one Cytomel in afternoon 25mcg ... and slept all night long... So they increased my Armour and added cytomel.......I could tell within 2 days...
    ... never gets over 52.... I mean I am taking 4 Grains of Armour and could doze off....with Cytomel......but I am feeling...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Actos Cytomel Levoxyl

  47. So Far Synthroid stinks!
    ... endos in 3 yrs. I begged for someone to try me on armour , I finally sat with my insurance book and called ... doctors offices and asked if the doc would prescribe armour , I did get a call back and am now on armour. My ... it lol. The difference is though that with the armour I felt releif in the joint pain and muscle pain within ... could try to switch to it and give it a try. The armour website has a doctors list that you could look at ... pharmacy and ask them if anyone in the area is on armour , they could give you doctor names too. ...
    ... you have a problem w/diarreah too? I asked him about armour he flipped out sd it was pig organs who would take...
    ... There is a Web site that lists Doctors that prescribe Armour .....Do a search. I was told the T1 in the Armour...
    ... Gram, stick to trying to get armour , all the other synthetics are just t4. Armour does ... receptionist to ask the doc if he would prescribe armour .. I was called back by 2 docs. Im not really happy ... and lots of vit C,selinium, mg, b-12, bcomplex,. Armour thyroid has a doctor search on their website. Another...
    ... don't have to go to a compounding pharmacy to get Armour ? Do most Ins cover it & is it expensive? It will be...
    ... No you don't have to go to compounding pharm for Armour . My insurance is MedCo. And recently I had to start ... paying for ALL the cost of my Armour which is $18 monthly. But if you have the Dr write...
    ... other is against it. Had a hissy fit when I mentioned Armour . I could maybe get my primary Dr to order Armour but...
    ... gram, on the armour website there is info for the doc on how to prescribe ... chart to synthroid its pretty easy. Also, I get my armour from a regular pharmacy, rite aid. I have not had ... out and I had to wait one day . I would push for the armour though , and stop the synthetics, they don't have ... t4,t3,t2,t1 and calcitonin like armour does. I can't have my thryoid back but I would rather ... have the closest supplement to my natural one so armour is the way to go ....
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  48. why does my FT4 not change on meds?? (newbie hypo)
    ... I was moved up to 3 Grains of Armour and my t3 and t4 never changed...My tsh dropped but ... felt immediately wonderful but I had to go back to Armour due to an allergy......so I am at 3 Grains and moving...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Cytomel

  49. Eyesight
    ... thought my eyes were simply aging. My Dr. bumped up my Armour and surprisingly I could see without my reading glasses...
    ... hold off going to an eye Dr till I give my new med ( armour ) a chance & it may go away. We'll see....
    Medications also discussed in this post: Synthroid

  50. How is Hashimotos diagnosed if TSH normal? Antibodies are in higher range?
    ... tightness in chest Her Dr put her on 30 Mg of Armour to see if it would help. She has been on it now for...
    ... feel much better.......I am on 3 Grains (120mg) of Armour and heading to 4 Grains. I found I could go way up ... on the Armour and my labs barely changed. He says my thyroid has...

  51. Racing pulse and throbbing head at night waking m up.
    ... was taking 125mcg of t4 meds plus a further 30mcg of armour . Got these symptoms of racing pulse, internal shiver ... have since now reduced to 100mcg of t4 and 30mcg of armour and i am still the same. Didnt sleep a wink last night...

  52. need perspective
    ... look into MDs willing to prescribe T3 supplements Armour or Cytomel. You should also get an Ft4 and RT3 run...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Cytomel ogen

  53. Anxious about switching to Armour
    ... I have done well with Armour ........never had hair fall out. I was on 3 Grains ... so my Endo took me off and am back on 3 Grains of Armour again because it is milk free . I am working up to...
    ... synthroid for actually three yrs. I just switched to armour this past june. I feel much better on armour than...
    ... requires a lot of tweeking to get right. As to how much Armour and when. Keep a symptom log and tweek dosing times ... not alot. She had to mix and match synthroid and Armour to optimize her meds. You may require something similar ... . She takes 75 mcgs of synthroid and a grain of Armour . She has no thyroid/thyroid function left to interfere ... greater tendancy for side effects. She takes her Armour at 6 am and 3 pm. Dosing after 4 pm tended to leave...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Actos Cytomel Synthroid librium

  54. Diarreah on Synthroid
    ... my Endo took me off of Thyrolar and put me back on Armour .....and I had diarrhea on the Thyrolar but did not...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Actos Synthroid

  55. 12 days post total thyroidectomy -- help?
    ... TSH -- 0.01 .4-4.5 Should I be starting the armour now?...
    ... TSH -- 0.01 .4-4.5 Should I be starting the armour now? With a FT4 below range I would say it is...
    Medications also discussed in this post: thyroxine

  56. Stopping Armour - Bummed Out
    ... before, but your reaction, to even a tiny dose of Armour is a textbook example of low Cortisol, or if not low...
    ... What type of reaction did you have to the Armour ? What were you trying to acheive by adding Armour ... ? I was on just Armour for 2 years then off of it and went to Thyrolar2/cytomel...
    ... thyroid wiped out. oleander - i was hoping the armour would give me a boost, since any increase of the t4 ... heart palps, twitchy muscles, etc.). the idea that armour would supply me with t1, t2, and calcitonin, was also ... synthetics entirely and eventually be on just the armour alone. the problem with the armour is i'd be too...
    ... Hi, Scoot. I didn't have experience on Armour , but did have bad experience on another brand of natural ... Nothing is perfect as people claim it is, including Armour ....
    ... boost but I have been taken off of it and put back on Armour ......I can take 3 Grains of Armour at night and go...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Cytomel

  57. Cytomel with Levoxyl or Armour???
    ... If I were in your shoes I'd go for Armour but T4/T3-combo has worked for me too (over here it ... and my T3 something less than $10 a month whereas Armour would probably cost me about $70 or something :) ...

  58. They switched my meds
    ... assistant about just adding some synthroid to the armour and she said that they generally don' t do that. ...
    ... liothyronine is equivalent to approximately 1 grain of Armour and 0.1 mg of T4. Each Cytomel (liothyronine sodium...
    ... back to the afternoon. Just so you Doctor knows Armour and Cytomel are prescribed together.......he can call...
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  59. I'm becoming...mush
    ... slowly sliding downward. I started the 60mg (1gr) of Armour on Saturday from being on 100mcg of Synthroid alone...
    ... recommended halving your T4 to 50 and taking a grain of Armour initially. Do you have 75 mcg tabs to cut in half ... with it. The other option is moving to 1.5 grains of Armour now. Your MD did want you to start there right? ...
    ... 100's I could cut to 50. So 50 T4 + the 1 grain of armour would equal 88 of t4 and 9 of T3. I was looking at ... his office. I've been a little concerned about the Armour shortage, too. I talked to a pharmacist friend of...
    ... Yes, my doc had initally said 1.5 gr armour or 100 synthroid and 5 of cytomel. The 1.5 gr of ... armour has 57 t4 and 13.5 t3. I am thinking that dosage...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Synthroid Cytomel

  60. Anyone taking Armour Cytomel Combo
    ... Until June of this year I was taking a Armour (2 grains) & Cytomel (12.5 mcg's) combo. My T4's were ... Doc#6 who had no probs adding Levoxyl to 2 grains of Armour to get my T4's out of the gutter. Since june I haven...
    ... much and felt good on it.....To refresh you I was on Armour before that and my t4 started dropping.........actually ... it just to be safe.........he wants me to try just Armour again but the Cytomel worked so well for me in the ... afternoons.......He wants me to take Armour 2 Grains in the morning and one Grain in the afternoon ... talked to Forest Labs and they said I could switch the Armour right over like the Thyrolar......they said it is ... 1 to 1.......so I can take the same dose of Armour that I was was taking of Thyrolar2 and add the Cytomel ... So I go for labs tomorrow . I started back on the Armour today total of 3 Grains and I took a nap this afternoon...
    ... basically because I was under medicated on 2 grains Armour w/ Cyt. But it got me feeling good enough to slowly ... end of the range. And that Dr REFUSED to increase my Armour , or add T4 to it, saying that patients don't feel ... wanted my T4's higher than barely in range. Taking Armour & Levoxyl now...
    ... I've been taking Armour since May 07. Only recently (2 weeks) have I started ... Osteopathic Endo says that normally they lower the Armour before combining a T4 with it. But since I was barely ... let me keep my 2 grains adding 25 mcg's Levoxyl to Armour . i have no doubt that eventually I'll end up with ... my opinion ;)->)[/FONT] If you've recently started Armour , I seriously doubt that most Doctors would add T4 ... Osteopathic)[/SIZE] & absolutely refused to raise my Armour or add T4 to it even when I was BARELY:) in range...
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  61. help with labs please (docs appt tomorrow to discuss them)
    ... time these labs were drawn while on 2 grains of armour , he did call and upped me an additional 1/4 grain ... up . I seemed to be feeling so much better on the armour now I feel like Im back to square one . I am having...
    ... Both T4 and T3. Your TSH is bing suppressed by the Armour and you need to go by your FTs not TSH now. You are...
    ... I agree....... I was on 3 Grains of Armour and my t3 and t4 still wasn't where it should be...
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  62. Armour dosage question
    ... numerical analysis math term. ;) Ok so if 60mg(1g) of armour has 38 of t4 and 9 of T3. That is roughly equivalent ... absorbs and processes the T3 you give it. The T3 in the Armour will make you feel better, in the short term, but ... bit stumped. The normal person after TT that takes Armour for a T3 need on average needs 2-3 grains. The 3...
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  63. Really, really hard time titrating with Armour
    ... Taking the Armour every other day is a recipe for a roller coaster....

  64. Results in from Holistic MD...thoughts? Pls Hlp
    ... am currently taking or going to 90mg (1.5 grain) of Armour . I didn't know what to do, but thought both of those ... dosages were too much. We went with 1 grain of Armour for now. I am due to retest first part of Dec. ... this sound? Anyway, I am nervous about doing the Armour . Should I have gone with the Cytomel/Synthroid combo...
    ... stomach. Jus never felt right. I am now on 30 to 60 mg armour and 112 to 125 mcg synthroid. My doctor lets me adjust ... moment I am doing well on 112 mcg synthroid and 30 mg armour but I do occasionally have to adjust one or the other ... through a period of time where I couldn't tolerate the armour and had to drop it but have gone back to it with no...
    ... Thanks for your input. Do you think I should give the Armour a try? I am just so tired of feeling crappy. This ... doc said he's been prescribing Armour for 25 years or so. I am just beating myself up wondering ... do the cyto/synthroid instead. He said if I do the Armour and it doesn't work well, we could try the synthroid...
    ... antifungal and progesterone kicks in before I initiate Armour ? I asked the doc if either of those two issues could ... basket case. He gave me the prescription for the Armour ...I just don't know what to do. Debating on whether...
    ... You can't make a better choice than Armour . I would take it and if it makes you a little hyper ... and Cyntomel was not near as gentle as the T3 in the Armour ....
    ... I agree with shmily. Try the armour . Many, Many people use it and love it. It was never ... for me alone but the combination of synthroid and armour is like magic. Somehow it keeps me feeling even and...
    ... ...good thing it was checked. I was started on Armour and over 2 years got up to 3 1/2 Grains....I recently ... it made a huge difference in how I felt.......the Armour alone was just not helping me. Amour agreed with me...
    ... one2wonder;3751357]How did you know you needed the armour /synthroid combo? I knew I needed to do something ... stabilized on synthroid alone. The addition of the armour just evened things right out and the difference in ... a daily basis is amazing. Like Oleander, I tried armour alone but couldn't keep the T4 up. The combo works...
    ... If that doesn't work, you can start with 30 mg of Armour and 50 mcg synthroid. I think an immediate swap to ... 90 mg of Armour may be a bit much. You can always start with 2 ... blood test looks good. We went with 1 grain of Armour for now. I am due to retest first part of Dec. ... this sound? Anyway, I am nervous about doing the Armour . Should I have gone with the Cytomel/Synthroid combo ... ? Someone...please tell me what you think. Armour is good for many. It is a natural and safe way to...
    ... 420) I then came to this doc. I looked at the Armour website and the converter said that the 100 mcg of ... Synthroid that I was on is equal to 60 mg (1grain) of Armour . I am wondering how this will affect me. He had ... wanted to put me on 90mg of Armour , but I said I thought it was too high. How long do...
    ... asked to be tappered off the synthroid and onto the Armour . You had too much T4 that was not being converted ... above optimal FT4 and suboptimal FT3 are telling you. Armour has a natural ratio of T4:T3. Some people do not ... Cutting back to a half dose of T4 and adding 1 grain of Armour would be a safe and slow initiation into T3 supplementation...
    ... just don't know what to do. I started the 1 gr of Armour on Saturday. Crappy thing is you can't get your labs...
    ... weeks would be adequate for a thyroid recheck. On Armour your TSH is trash.. you will need Ft3 and FT4 checked ... PCOS and the fact that you are on just 1 graon of armour . I would push for a level recheck in 4 weeks. IF ... low suboptimal in T4 and T3.. bump to 2 grains of Armour .. or add T4 only.. which ever is more appropriate ... . If one grain of Armour is going to do it.. you will feel it in a matter of ... a week or two. I think 1 grain of Armour is not going to be enough. My MD has the same sign ... would get a 2-4 week level check on the one grain of Armour . That is sufficient to allow for your actualt T3...
    ... necessary to do the cytomel combo. How do you feel on the Armour . Armour can be a gentler form of T3 for most people ... experiencing an allergic response I woulf stick with Armour for now. Give it at least 2 weeks. You can always...
    ... I am scared of the t4 crapping out. How long has armour been on the market...longer than synthroid, right...
    ... couldn't get the mix right. The are optimizzed on Armour /Synthroid combinations. They didn't need as much ... T3 supplementation as T4. Armour has been around a while. The FDA also places STRICK ... refinement, purification, and additives placed in Armour . There is less restriction on the additives and source ... synthetic varients. Also since the companies making Armour and fewer, you have a more consistant supply than...
    ... now. I am tired. I worry about supply issues with armour . Called them today and annoyed them :D. I didn't...
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  65. Need Input so upset!
    ... Why don't you see if your doctor will let you try Armour . If he doesn't prescribe it - see if you can locate...
    ... to find just what drug, combo, etc., works for us. Armour and Synthroid did not work for me. I'm glad I finally...
    ... to one with a good reputation.. I have been on Armour from a tiny dose to 3 1/2 Grains....now on Thyrolar...
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  66. Anyone else had the "I'm at the end of my rope!" Feeling?
    ... get level in 3-6 months. She is happy on a grain of Armour and 75 mcgs of synthroid. Other mixes and combos...
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  67. Feeling good on 30 mg of Armour? (with positive antobodies)
    ... If they are low as for a 15 - 30 increase in the Armour . You may have stumbled on a keeper. An Endo is not...

  68. Why??
    ... symptoms or on lab work, and if he or she prescribed Armour thyroid. I thought that was an especially astute move...

  69. Sick or Crazy?
    ... one brand that is better than another? And I see Armour mentioned a lot, although the way it's made totally...
    ... you will have to be determined by trial and error. Armour is good if you need T3 supplementation. This occurs ... your Ft3 levels are lower than your FT4 levels. SO Armour is an option if you need it. 2 out of three individuals...
    ... borderline thyroid but he did give me a script for Armour 30mg to try. I asked about cortisol and he drew blood ... month for a followup... The pharmacy was out of the Armour but they'll have it tomorrow... now to go find the...
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  70. hyperthyroidism treatment options
    ... in her thyroid. She is now regulated on a mix of Armour and synthroid. My Aunt B1 and Aunt N swear by trying...
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  71. Anyone been treated with TSH below 3??
    ... my TSH is .22 but I am on a combo of synthroid and armour so TSH isn't a great measurement. My doc likes numbers...
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  72. Allergic reaction and Hashi's
    ... does.......: ( What am I going to do? GO back to Armour . YIKES I am going to call my Endo right now......
    ... Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm? Looks like he is putting me back on Armour now with the Cytomel. Forest Pharmacueticals ... says YES it has Lactose in it and Armour does not....so they say it is your Doctor's call if...
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  73. Getting discouraged with doctors
    ... months from now, with a D.O., who happens to be an Armour endocrinologist, but I am not feeling very optimistic...
    ... to the next, hopefully less head-in-the-sand MD. Armour prescribers are among the most enlightened of thyroid...
    ... Hi Midwest, Im just wondering what you meant by the Armour Prescribers? I too, got my results back today and...
    ... thyroid disease? It seems that way so far, to me. And Armour doctors are doctors who will prescribe Armour Thyroid ... thyroid medication. Until I try either synthroid or armour , I don't have a preference myself. Some people can ... check Free T3 levels, that is a problem. You can find Armour doctors using a physician finder from the manufacturer...
    ... Anyways, thank you for the explanation about an Armour doctor, i didnt think it was as litteral as that....
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  74. Thyroid Numbers Still Don't Show Change Expected, Plus I Have Put Weight On
    ... appropriate starting point), or adding a small amount of Armour or switching to Armour entirely. These are not likely...
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  75. My results are in!! I go in tomorrow..
    ... question of the receptionist " does the doc prescribe armour " the one called back with a yes answer. Now he's ... in the world but, he did listen. I absolutely love armour thyroid. I was on synthroid since 1990, and just ... started armour in june. One of you mentioned naturalpath...
    ... I wanted to mention.......when I first started on Armour I noticed all of my muscle aches improved and I mentioned ... normal range labs to start I am taking 4 Grains of Armour and Cytomel 25mcg a day and finally feeling so much...
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