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My husband is going to Mexico in a couple of weeks. He is going to get me some armour. I am currently taking .125 synthroid and most of my symptoms are gone but I still don't have great energy, can't loose weight and my feet are turning orange again. Everytime I start a new dose a feel great for a few weeks and then once my system gets used to it I feel tired again.

My question is, What dose shall I tell him to get? and what dose should I start out with? Do I start with a dose equivlent to my synthroid dosage?

I am so excited to finally try armour.

Thanks for your advise once again!
Liz
Quote from foxtrot:
My question is, What dose shall I tell him to get? and what dose should I start out with? Do I start with a dose equivlent to my synthroid dosage?
when switching to natural thyroid meds it's best not to start out at the same dose, but to start out a little lower because there is no way for sure of knowing how you'll respond to the T3 in the med. It can be anywhere from four to nine times stronger than T4. Here is a post by Meep with the relative conversion of Armour to T4 only (it's the second 'table')

http://www.healthboards.com/boards/showpost.php?p=598165&postcount=37

I'm not advocating buying the stuff w/o a script, but If I were to do it I'd get the one grain size - easier to split since you should take this type of med 2x a day.
Thanks for your advise guys. My husband will be in Mexico in a couple of weeks and I'll tell him to get the 1 grain dose and go from there. My doc. is going to decrease my synthroid because my free numbers aren't moving and he won't rx armour.

I am tired of being tired. I feel oh so close, yet oh so far, as I am sure alot of the people on the boards do.

Thanks again,
Liz