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Posted by TF
on November 03, 2000 at 03:44:46:
In Reply to: Hi TFRe: Switched from synthroid to Armour 5 days now!Re: Hi posted by GailD on November 02, 2000 at 08:00:18:
Maybe you are not used to your body moving in there. ha!
Man, mine was so sluggish I could not make myself move, last year.
When my TSH was at 4 I was incapacitated, from pain and fibromyalgia symptoms. I was almost suicidal, I was so depressed, and docs said my thyroid level was normal. In three months of taking thyroid repalcement, I was almost back to normal, tho the meds had to be tweaked. till in that process.
I am not nearly so bugged now.
I am so relieved!
I had the appt. with the endocrinologist this morning, checking on my thyroid and symptoms, most of which are gone by now. I was afraid she would lower my med, since my TSH has gone down to .30
She did not lower it at all, but has replaced some T4 with T3 as that elevates the mood (mine is dark), and should help break up the mental fog.
She said that the TSH is not important, but symptoms are, and as long as I don't have heart palpitations or am unable to sleep, that I am not taking too much med. Isn't that remarkable to have a doctor say the latest thyroid information???
We are trying a low dose of T3 right now, and will increase it in six
weeks, if there is not enough improvement to suit me.
I am very pleased.
Most people do not get this degree of care from an endo, as I know from the thyroid message board.
Praise God, and thank Him!
What a relief.
I had thought I had quit losing weight, and my scales must be useless, because the weigh in at the docs was conclusive: I lost 6 pounds within the last three weeks, since my brother's wedding, where I saw myself on the video!
I think the weight came off the front of me, as it is easier to sit! Does that reveal anything to you about me? haha : )