hi tinabrocc and others
Not sure if this post is to late, but I have encountered many issues with doctors who discourage the use of Amour thyroid when pregnant. After hours of research, I have found that there are basically two kinds of doctors 1- Doctors who are TSH test heavy and prescribe T4 Synthroid only drugs. 2- Smart doctors who look at the whole thyroid, all it's hormones FT4, FT3 etc, and your symptoms! Unfortunately, a lot of doctors are resistant to change and a stuck in the dinosaur era. I am currently paying out of pocket to get one of the smart doctors and it's worth every penny :).
My suggestion is to find a good doctor and be an advocate for yourself. Good Luck!
Question- I am currently ttc, but my TSH levels on Amour seem to be fluctuating a lot. Did anyone else experience this with Armour in the first 5 months they took it? If so, did your doctor supplement with extra T4? My TSH is at 3.77 and T4 at .06
Oh- I had graves disease for 7 yrs and got RAI about a year ago. I am now hypothyroid. I was on Levothyroxine after RAI and began to loose my hair, had extreme puffy face, dry skin, etc...it was horrible. I feel great on Armour!