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Armor is called Thyroid here in Canada, just to confuse everyone.
Anyways, I went to this dr. saying I'm so tired all the time especially around 5:00 pm so much I need to sleep at that time. Even though I get about 9 hrs of sleep at night.
This has been going on for about 10 years, really.
Anyway I've been on thyroid meds, synthroid since I was 20 and I'm 37 now. But I've been on Armor for the last year. I feel the same with it.
So I said, I want to get tested again cause I'm damn tired. :yawn:
He looked at my chart and said 'the last time you were tested was june of 2005 and it was a 4. You are only on 30 mg. I would have upped you'.
So he gave me a requisistion to get the bld test yesterday.
Oh and he said that Armor doesn't work. I said I feel the same as I did on synthroid and he said yes that doesn't work either and I should take something called 'levo something?'.
What do you think?
Hi,

If he was talking about Levothyroxine, it's the generic name for Synthroid so I have no clue why he would say that.

Anyone else?
Lyse
I'd say your doc is wrong. Synthroid levoxyl it's all the same synthetic stuff. Armour is natural and well, it works for pigs! I was on levoxyl and I didn't feel great on it.

You probably still feel like poo b/c your tsh is high and more than likely your free's are low. With that assumption you would need more meds. 30 mg isn't very much.
Quote from Michele12:
Armor is called Thyroid here in Canada, just to confuse everyone.
Anyways, I went to this dr. saying I'm so tired all the time especially around 5:00 pm so much I need to sleep at that time. Even though I get about 9 hrs of sleep at night.
This has been going on for about 10 years, really.
Anyway I've been on thyroid meds, synthroid since I was 20 and I'm 37 now. But I've been on Armor for the last year. I feel the same with it.
So I said, I want to get tested again cause I'm damn tired. :yawn:
He looked at my chart and said 'the last time you were tested was june of 2005 and it was a 4. You are only on 30 mg. I would have upped you'.
So he gave me a requisistion to get the bld test yesterday.
Oh and he said that Armor doesn't work. I said I feel the same as I did on synthroid and he said yes that doesn't work either and I should take something called 'levo something?'.
What do you think?

He was probably thinking maybe you should try a different brand of levothyroxine.Even though it is the same as synthroid, levoxyl, unithroid, levathroid ,ect they all differ b/c of the binders, fillers, dyes..
Hope you get to feeling better..