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    Old 05-14-2013, 04:23 PM   #1
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    I have been taking armour thyroid 30 mg for 5 years ...it the last few months I have felt the worst I have ever felt...weight gain, joint aches, constipation, cold, dry skin, shoulder pain, and tired all the time..I have an appt with an endocrinologist at the end of the month. I also have a cyst on my thyroid that I found out with an ultrasound 3 years ago but nothing more was said about it . Last year my results were

    T3, free. 2.64. (2.27 -6.16)
    TSH 0.777. (0.340.-4.82)
    Free T4. O.85. (0.78-2.19)

    In march of this year they did just TSH ant it was 0.782

    Can you give advice if this is normal? Is it low??

     
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    Old 05-15-2013, 09:02 AM   #2
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    Your dose is very low, usually people need 60 mg or more to feel well. Your TSH is supposed to be low when taking NTH. Your TSH would suggest you're taking too little, not too much, and your FreeTs and symptoms tell the same story. I think you should ask for a dose increase.

     
    Old 05-15-2013, 09:25 AM   #3
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    I am sorry, I miss spoke, I do that 60 mg.

     
    Old 05-15-2013, 10:32 AM   #4
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    Ok - but you may want to ask your doctor to try a higher dose

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