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HI everyone, I need help and advice

I had RAI done 1 2/2 years ago and after that I developed myxedema coma, and almost died anyway i wasput on synthroid and it helped for a while then I asked my doc to put me on armour and he didnt want to but he finally gave in, anyway after he put me on armour my thyroid level has not been normalized my TSH has been over 35, I was on 2 grams of armour which is about 150 mg of syntroid but that hasnt helped, I am feeling horrible especially since I was just told that my TSH IS OVER 56 I have been feeling pretty sick lately, very dizzy, headaches,chest pain etc.. anyway I am getting tired of going to regular doctors I think I will have to see an alternative medicine doc, what do you guys suggest, I was going to start drinking radish juice, but I was told that they can lower the hypothyroid even more, anyway I need advice I was going to take kelp and cocounut oil also but at this point I am so confused and not sure what to do so any advice would be appreciated Thanks in advance, Oh by the way my regular doc called me today and will be referring me to another endo, since the last endo has treated me for a year and I ended up in worst shape, he is basically a horrible doctor, even my regular doc says the same, since he sees how sick I have gotten and he cant belive the endo let me get this sick.

by the way I was going to ask my doc to put me on synthroid again since at least with that my tsh was lower. by the way have any of you tried cytomel? how does that help when combined with synthroid?
by the way I regret ever getting RAI, hyperthyroid was so much better to control,, my husband had HYPERTHYROID and stopped his meds about 3 years ago and is pretty much cured, I regret ever doing this so please think before getting this done.
Quote from vanmel:
HI everyone, I need help and advice

I had RAI done 1 2/2 years ago and after that I developed myxedema coma, and almost died anyway i wasput on synthroid and it helped for a while then I asked my doc to put me on armour and he didnt want to but he finally gave in, anyway after he put me on armour my thyroid level has not been normalized my TSH has been over 35, I was on 2 grams of armour which is about 150 mg of syntroid but that hasnt helped, I am feeling horrible especially since I was just told that my TSH IS OVER 56 I have been feeling pretty sick lately, very dizzy, headaches,chest pain etc.. anyway I am getting tired of going to regular doctors I think I will have to see an alternative medicine doc, what do you guys suggest, I was going to start drinking radish juice, but I was told that they can lower the hypothyroid even more, anyway I need advice I was going to take kelp and cocounut oil also but at this point I am so confused and not sure what to do so any advice would be appreciated Thanks in advance, Oh by the way my regular doc called me today and will be referring me to another endo, since the last endo has treated me for a year and I ended up in worst shape, he is basically a horrible doctor, even my regular doc says the same, since he sees how sick I have gotten and he cant belive the endo let me get this sick.

by the way I was going to ask my doc to put me on synthroid again since at least with that my tsh was lower. by the way have any of you tried cytomel? how does that help when combined with synthroid?
by the way I regret ever getting RAI, hyperthyroid was so much better to control,, my husband had HYPERTHYROID and stopped his meds about 3 years ago and is pretty much cured, I regret ever doing this so please think before getting this done.

Armour is great for some peope and for some its not ..I say if you felt better with synthroid go back to it and just add a small about of cytomel and take it from there. I pray you get to feeling better...Take care
Van:

I agree with midwest.... She's full of good advice for you. Once you find an osteopath or a naturepath...it will be important for you to get your tsh...along with t3free and t4free taken.

Post the results here...and you can get more input from us.:)


You can see what will need to be added from there. Many people do very well with a Synthroid/Armour combo. You are already half-way there if you already have some armour on board.

I can see that your are wondering about the cytomel. I've taken that, and found that it had a pale impact compared to Armour...which contains lots of good stuff the synthetics do not have.

Good luck!

S:)