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Old 07-24-2008, 02:35 PM   #1
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Question how to take armour?

I take my synthroid first thing and eat breakfast one hour later. I also wait 4 hours before taking any vitamins or calcium to not interfere with the absorption.

I'm hoping to find a doc who will prescribe Armour thyroid and i was wondering if the directions are the same.....2 hours after eating and 1 hour before eating. If i do take it twice per day ie. 1/2 grain first thing and 1/2 grain after lunch, do i need to wait 2 hours after lunch before i can take it?

Also do vitamins and minerals interfere with the absorption of armour as well?

hypo, Synthroid 75 mcg, estrace 1mg, prometrium 100mg, celexa 20mg, adrenal support (also have primary ovarian failure - extremely rare condition)

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Old 07-24-2008, 04:31 PM   #2
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Re: how to take armour?

I take my Armour Thyroid sublingually & take it twice a day (first thing in the morning and then about 4-6 hours later).

When taken sublingually (since it does not go into the stomach) , you can eat right after it disolves and take meds anytime.
25 years feeling worse every year on Synthroid & 13 months feel good on Armour Thyroid.

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Re: how to take armour?

I like simplicity, so I take mine once in the a.m., on an empty stomach an hour before eating. I swallow it. I tried it sublingually just once; couldn't stand either the taste or the 'sludge' that remained under my tongue for way too long. I once asked my MD whether the sublingual method is better. He said that most of the tablet still gets swallowed anyway, so it doesn't really matter. He's a homeopathic MD, and if you don't know, homeopathic meds are taken sublingually... so it isn't as if he doesn't have some knowledge about the subject.

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