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I was having problems with just taking my synthroid.I had no energy and I was gaining weight quickly. My body wasn't converting enough T3 for my body to run correctly. So my doctor and I talked about trying to add Cytomel to my synthroid. Then I asked him about dessicated thyroid and gave him a bunch of information from the internet, he agreed to try it. It is a T4-T3 combo drug. I was on 250 mcg of synthyriod and I am now on 125 mg of Thyroid hormone. Can anyone tell me how they felt after taking it and what their dosages were? Thanks :angel:

Wayne (Thyroid Cancer Surviver)
Jenn's Husband
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I was having problems with just taking my synthroid.I had no energy and I was gaining weight quickly. My body wasn't converting enough T3 for my body to run correctly. So my doctor and I talked about trying to add Cytomel to my synthroid. Then I asked him about dessicated thyroid and gave him a bunch of information from the internet, he agreed to try it. It is a T4-T3 combo drug. I was on 250 mcg of synthyriod and I am now on 125 mg of Thyroid hormone. Can anyone tell me how they felt after taking it and what their dosages were? Thanks :angel:

Wayne (Thyroid Cancer Surviver)
Jenn's Husband

At the time when I was on Armour ( before it complicated my asthma ) I loved it.I had so much energy, I felt great and it seemed to be alot easier on the body than synthetics.I was on half of 90mg..I wish you the best of luck..Im sure you are going to see a big diffrence...: )
At the start of my treatment, I was given .075 mg Synthroid and went hyper on it after 6 weeks. The dose was reduced to .050, and I continued to become even more hyper after 6 more weeks. The doctor said the dosage couldn't be lowered any more than that and still be considered a "dose", so I had to stop it altogether.
A month later, a new doctor Rx'ed Armour, and I've had little trouble at all taking it. The Synthroid was a huge shock to my system; the Armour is very gentle.
My first Rx was 30 mg, then graduated up to 45, then 60, now 90. I'm not sure if this will be my final dose; we (doc and I) are still working on it together.
I love Armour. I am on 60mgs. When I started taking it thou, I got symptoms I never had before (hyper and hypo), it was hard. Someone told me that sometimes you get worse before you get better, and sure enough after 2-3 months I started feeling better and better. The big difference for me from Synthroid was that Armour did take away the brain fog and depression that synthroid did not. Make sure you give any medication at least 6-8 weeks, sometimes more to make sure it works for you.

Good luck,

Mintchoc
Synthroid made me sooooooo shakey and nervious. I was just not able to use it, sigh. BUT the Armour is SO SMOOTH. I really like it because I have NO side affects from it at all, and I don't do well with most meds. Now if I could just get my Hashi antibodies to go away, lol. :)
I was on 100mcg of Synthroid and switched to 90mg of Armour late Feburary of this year and I so far have felt better. More energy, not so many bad days, I still get them but not to the extremes as when I was on Synthroid. I cut my Armour in half and take half in the morning and half in the middle of the afternoon. The t3 only stays in the system for eight hours so this helps with the late day crashes.
Good luck
Be well
Mark