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Thyroid meds gave me cold feet and coarse hair?

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Old 12-26-2012, 01:18 PM   #1
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Thyroid meds gave me cold feet and coarse hair?

I took thyroid medication (armour) a few years ago becuase I had a TSH of 2.5 and had really low energy etc. etc. However, it gave me bad heart palpitations and I couldn't sleep properly, so I lowered the dose, but what find that I only felt good for a couple hours at a time. In the end I stopped the meds and found that within a few days I had really cold feet, coarse hair and low energy that wouldn't go away, and I've been trying to fix that ever since.

I recently had my T3 and T4 tested and my T3 came back at 1176 (470-1750) and my T4 was 739 (430-3200) so I was prescribed sustained release T3 medication, along with BioThy tablets.

My DHEA also came back low at 55 (100-2000)

I also just stared taking 15mg of DHEA cream every day.

Do you think I'm on the right track with what I'm doing now?

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Old 12-27-2012, 07:49 AM   #2
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Re: Thyroid meds gave me cold feet and coarse hair?

You're mistaken in thinking Armour caused your coarse hair and cold feet, but those are very common symptoms of untreated or inoptimally treated hypothyroidism.

Those are the oddest T3 and T4 ranges I've ever seen, unlike any I've seen in any part of the world. I'm not quite sure what to make of them. But if your results and ranges are as you've reported them, you shouldn't be taking any T3 medication, slow release or otherwise, because your T3 is above range. It's your T4 that too low, and it's the hormone you should be taking.

The "thyroid support" product will only help if you're deficient in the minerals it contains. Most cases of hypothyroidism are not caused by deficient tyrosine, iodine, or selenium - the main ingredients in the product. If you have autoimmune thyroiditis, the iodine can actually make you feel worse.
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