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Old 04-17-2008, 09:12 AM   #1
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Feeling Dizzy And Cold After Taking Armour Thyroid


I have been battling with a mysterious disease for about 4 years now, doctors were baffled. however to cut the long story short, i have had dizziness, fatigue, depression, dry itchy flaky scalp and skin, low libido, weight gain, cold sensitivity, low blood pressure, borderline aenemic, heavy periods, constipation, you name it. i recently tried to loose wight for my iminent wedding in july 08, but failed. then i started a reserach on the internet and found that some people can be hypothyroid even with normal blood tests, as these tests vary from 'normal' in UK and US.
So i finally found a doctor who looks at people like me and he prescribed armour. i started a week and a half ago, on half a grain, and then upped my dose to 1 grain on sunday( four days ago). however, last night i was experiencing really bad dizzines, i was so tired that eventually fell asleep .this morning i woke up with the same problem. i spoke to my doctor and he said to go back to half a grain for the next two weeks as my body is very sensitive.
My question is, has anyone had similar syptoms on armour and should i continue using it. do you usually have to get worse before getting better?

Many thanks.


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Old 04-18-2008, 07:49 PM   #2
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Re: Feeling Dizzy And Cold After Taking Armour Thyroid

It is common at the start of treatment for hypoT to have worsening of old symptoms and/or onset of new ones. This happens because of the temporary fluctuation in thyroid hormone levels that beginning medication causes. Once stable on a fixed dose, all that should resolve.

It takes time to adjust to each dose adjustment and a lot of patience. I don't recommend you stop treatment already, without giving it a chance to do its thing. I hope your doctor is monitoring your free hormone levels and symptoms... not just relying on symptoms alone.

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