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    Old 10-14-2007, 09:34 PM   #1
    sabine77
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    Medication switched from Synthroid to Armour

    I have been taking Synthroid for about 9 years. Twice now, for a couple different reasons, I was taken off Synthroid. Both times I lost about half the thickness of my hair. Last week I was put on Armour thyroid. I've heard a lot of good things about it. I was on 0.1mg when my hair quit falling out. Then they put me on 0.088mg and it started coming out again. I'm now on 30mg of Armour. I hope that's equivalent to the Synthroid dosage because I can't lose anymore hair! I'd rather get too high of a dosage and work my way down. I don't know how much I should take.:????

     
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    Old 10-15-2007, 04:53 AM   #2
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    Re: Medication switched from Synthroid to Armour

    Hi Sabine77,
    30mcg of Armour is half a grain. 1 grain (60mcg) is equal to approximately 75mcg of your synthroid.
    That is a good starter dose. Best to start really low to give your body enough time to adjust to the direct T3 in Armour.
    Good luck, Jaynie

     
    Old 10-15-2007, 11:45 AM   #3
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    Re: Medication switched from Synthroid to Armour

    1/2 grain of Armour contains:
    19 mcg T4
    4.5 mcg T3 equals 37 - 50 mcg of Synthroid.

    I don't think 1/2 grain will be enough for you.

     
    Old 07-30-2008, 10:07 PM   #4
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    Re: Medication switched from Synthroid to Armour

    1 grain of armour (60mg) = .100mg of synthroid
    1 1/4 grain of armour (75mg) = .125 of synthroid

    Please note the 1 grain of armour = 60mg is not how you convert the mcg of synthroid.

    cheers

     
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