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WELCOME :D to the boards Thyroidmadness :wave:

By no means am I anywhere remotely close to expert, so take this with a few grains of salt, ok?
I've never heard of Armour being used to shrink a swollen thyroid. Hopefully someone here has,,, Normally I thought it was something more in the lines of Synthroid :confused: But since the surpression or shinking isn't working, your Doc needs to look into another med, in my honest opinion. Has Dr done ultrasound and/or other scans??

Hope you get some relief soon,
Sue:p
Thanks Lady's,

I have been going in every 4 weeks. One appointment to check the enlargement(4weeks) the next to follow up on the blood work(8weeks). I was on Synthroid(didn't agree with me) then Levoxyl(better but still not right) before starting the Armour(2 grain). The Armours been increased by 1/2 grains over several months. Last blood tests(early Oct) show FT3 in mid range, and TSH suppressed at 0.05 (no FT4 ran at this time). Currently Staying at 3.5grains. I take a 1.5 grain pill and a 1 grain pill early morning then another 1 grain at 1pm. I too don't go back till December(8weeks) at which time he's running the following labs...


Lipid Panel
Estradiol (E2)
Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH)
TSH
Testo, Total/Free/Bioavail
Progesterone
T3, Free

I haven't had any scans done. Dr. says right now I have two options one is Suppression Therapy(which we are doing now), The second is Surgery. I really do Like my Dr. but thats the part that worries me, No scans to see what it is in there! I've been concidering calling the ENT who Dx'd my Hypo 2years ago and getting his opinion. DH wants me to wait it out with my regular doc. Part of me wants to wait it out longer(been enlarged almost 6months straight now) but the other part of me is getting to the point that I don't know how much longer I can maintain control of the situation.

I keep busy all day so I'm not focused in on the problems but sometimes it's so hard to ignore the symptoms. I just wish I could get a break from it. A few days of not feeling it might do me some good.

Thanks for the info again. It's nice to talk to someone about it that is feeling the same thing too. DH is just "tired" of listening right now.

Love and hugs to you all.
June