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Posted by Tina
on September 29, 2000 at 12:47:35:
In Reply to: Tina posted by Q on September 27, 2000 at 14:23:17:
: Hey Tina, since I've been taking Armour (sp?) thyroid I've been like a new woman. For about 4 years I dragged around with little or no interest in anything while I was taking Synthyroid and supposedly "normal" and all the while gaining weight and feeling miserable. The doctor kept blaming my age (I'm 47) but I work out 6 days a week and there was no reason in the world to feel that way. So I switched doctors (went to a wholelistic doctor) and he immediately put me on natural thyroid. Said all my tests he received from my old doctor showed I was still hypo!!! Ticked me off royally!
: If I remember off the top of my head the name of the book was just 'The Yeast Syndrome' but I don't remember who it is by. Sorry. But the book you mentioned may be a good one to start with in the mean time I'll send you the name on Friday.
: How's your thyroid treatments - feel better than when you were first diagnosed? Q
Yes, the Armour is soooo much better than the Snythroid alone! I am taking apx. 25 mcg of Snthroid (until Unithroid is available) with the Armour and still trying to find the "best" dose for me. My Doc is of no help except that he is "allowing" me to try it. :-( He wouldn't even give me my last lab results for 3 months because he didn't want me to know that my TSH was at a 4.75 with 1 and 1/4 grains of Armour b/c he knew that was not acceptable to me (anything over a 2.3 and I feel like death warmed over) and that I would increase my dose on my own. I did anyway, going up to 1 1/2 grain but since I have CHF and MVP from when I was hyper, too much T3 can have an adverse reaction on me. Had to back off to 1 grain with the addition of the 25 mcgs of Snythorid. This is my fifth Doctor since this whole thing started 3 years ago(one of those I never even saw) and I'd like not to have to go to another one at this point. Oh, excuse me, here I am on another tangent! I get this way just before or after a Doctors appointment, Just had one last week and I'm still irritated, sorry. Wish I could go to a holistic Doc, darn HMO's. I agree that price controls are very very nesessary but to control what Doc I can see is not the way to do it!
Let me know about the book on Friday! Until then I've started eating yogert again but still would like to know what the best tasting plain yogert is. :-) Tina