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#931 of 1016 Old 07-10-2008, 01:13 AM
 
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The Armour site says that due to a processing change, some of the dosages are running scarce: http://www.armourthyroid.com/

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Thanks for the ideas. For now, I know another pharmacy has a little bit in stock.

I was on 1 grain and I felt okay, but tired. My labs said I was low so I went up to 1.25 grains. It has been 3 months now, and I still feel super hyper since I started 1.25 grains. It is kinda manageable with yoga and chamomille tea. I have diarrhea (sorry if that is gross), but not so bad that I'm getting dehydrated. I stopped my supplements for 2 days to see if maybe I'm overdosing on something, but I guess it is the hyper thyroid that is giving me diarrhea.
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(X-posted in breastfeeding, tried to search this thread but don't have the best luck with my searches.)

I was prescribed synthroid today and the pharmacist asked if I would take generic and without thinking I said yes and now I'm worried. I had already seen that people on here had looked up synthroid and that Hale said it is ok with breastfeeding...I'm concerned about whether the generic will be as well. The last thing I want to do is mess with my supply. I'm blessed with a great supply and don't want to lose it now. I was specifically given Levothyroxin 25 mcg. Is there anyone with a Hale book that can look, or someone who has already found this answer? Thanks!

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For the most part, levothyroxine is levothyroxine. Just don't change brands as each brand is absorbed differently. So stay on generic and make sure you don't switch pharmacies and that your pharmacy gets their generic l-thyroxine from the same source always.

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For the most part, levothyroxine is levothyroxine. Just don't change brands as each brand is absorbed differently. So stay on generic and make sure you don't switch pharmacies and that your pharmacy gets their generic l-thyroxine from the same source always.
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Kripa - I'd really reconsider and just get the Synthroid. That way you know you're always getting the exact same stuff.

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For the most part, levothyroxine is levothyroxine. Just don't change brands as each brand is absorbed differently. So stay on generic and make sure you don't switch pharmacies and that your pharmacy gets their generic l-thyroxine from the same source always.
So I just found this out for myself the hard way ...switched pharmacies to save money in the spring and found out I am being undersupplemented just this week. I have felt inexplicably awful for the past few months and it never occurred to me that it could have been my thyroid or that changing pharmacies could affect it. I have gained almost 20 pounds, constantly fatigued, cranky, headaches, the works. My TSH is at 5 so I think that's not dramatically high, but it is enough, apparently, for me to feel the effects. Doctor wants it at 2.5 and has upped my dose to 150 mcg.

So my question for you experts, is how long once you get your dose of levothyroxine adjusted does it take to feel better? days? weeks? thanks!

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Could be a few days that you feel better, could be a 6-8 weeks to level out. When I changed I felt very, very hyper for the first few days. It really sucks. I am sorry you have been feeling bad.
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So my question for you experts, is how long once you get your dose of levothyroxine adjusted does it take to feel better? days? weeks? thanks!
I think it depends also on how your body absorbs thyroid hormone.. Some (in fact many) ppl have trouble converting a T4 only med (Levo) to the usable T3.
This happened in my case and I ended up feeling much worse - not better. The stress of converting thyroid hormones eventually tanked my adrenals - also rather common in those with conversion issues.

It seems some ppl do okay on Synthroid (Levo) while others fare better on the dessicated thyroid such as Armour which contains T4, T3, T2, as well as calcitonin, etc.

I think it's important to monitor your symptoms closely after starting any thyroid meds. Your body will tell you what's going on faster than any lab work can.
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When it comes to desiccated thyroid, is there a difference between NatureThroid and Armour like there is with Synthroid and generic?

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I can relate to most of this. I had a huge goiter which only got worse with my second pregnancy. I also have a low body temperature, am cold all the time, and am fatigued constantly. i have been reading up on some things and have noticed that others helped. take this for what it is worth but after taking soy out of my diet, my goiter shrunk to an almost unnoticeable size. also check your fluoride levels in your area. fluoride is BAD for thyroid function. a good book to read about all this is Politically Incorrect Nutrition. hope this helps. it has helped me.
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Have a couple questions...
1. What is better...T3 or Armour?
2. Would being off my 30mcg of T3 for 1 day cause me to feel completely drained?
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my personal opinion is that armour is better, but some people do fine on others.

I think if you miss your thyroid meds it makes you tired, definitely. Is T3 all you take?

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Yes, all I take is the 30mcg of T3, and Iodine occasionally. I also have AF so I take Isocort.
I met with an endo last week to get the ok for my surgery(the surgeon wouldn't accept my ND). She doesn't believe T3 is safe and is ok with armour. I have been paying for my T3 myself, but she is willing to prescribe armour, and if I push really hard she said she will prescribe T3 although she doesn't think it's good. I am on 30mcg of T3 which she says is way to much, and she says it's causing my heart palpitations and anxiety. My ND says that there are studies that show that supplementing with T4 can cause the thyroid to be repressed, yet the endo says to stay away from T3. I do feel better with the T3 but still have a lot of fatigue and some other symptoms (but then again I am also fighting adrenal fatigue).
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What surgery are you having?

Do you belong to any thyroid or adrenal support groups? Usually there are people there who can help you find doctors if you aren't happy with yours. PMing you.

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I'm having my tori removed(bone growth under my tongue). They are putting me under general and incubation. I actually belong to that group but posted in both places in case I didn't get a response in one place.
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ok, so it isn't thyroid related.

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Is Armour o.k. to take while breastfeeding?

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Is Armour o.k. to take while breastfeeding?
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I am new to this thread but I need some advice.

My background: I have Hashimoto's thyroiditis, which started about 9 years ago and has progressed steadily (especially after the birth of each of my children). I am pregnant again, and my thyroid dose has gone up tremendously. Pre-pregnancy I was taking 200mcg + 5mcg cytomel. Now I am taking 288mcg, no cytomel. The thing is, over the past 2 weeks I am feeling absolutely terrible. My mood is relentlously horrendous, and I have very little energy. If I could lie around all day long, I would! This is not me. I could never have obtained an engineering degree, ran a marathon, etc, if it were. I just had my TSH retested in case it's climbing again, and I am awaiting the results. What's going on? Why do I need such a huge dose of thyroid medicine (pregnancy aside, as I know thyroid hormone demands increase while pregnant)? Why do I still feel so miserable? What can I do to feel better, given that I am pregnant (16 weeks). I'm not sure now would be a great time to experiment with changing to Armour. Help!!
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I have a dr appointment tomorrow b/c I feel soooo hyper and anxious. I think my dose is too high. If not I guess I will be going to a therapist. If that doesn't work I guess I am going to need some xanax. I feel sooooo yuck lol.
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I have a dr appointment tomorrow b/c I feel soooo hyper and anxious. I think my dose is too high. If not I guess I will be going to a therapist. If that doesn't work I guess I am going to need some xanax. I feel sooooo yuck lol.
Let me know what your doctor says, Nichole. My endo (one of *the* cancer specialists in the country) told me that my current feelings of depression are not thyroid induced. Really? I never had one issue with this when I had a typically functioning thyroid.

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Anyone having Hashimoto's might consider going gluten free. I personally know someone who this worked for. Testing and more information at www.enterolab.com. Read article "Before the Villi are Gone".
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Let me know what your doctor says, Nichole. My endo (one of *the* cancer specialists in the country) told me that my current feelings of depression are not thyroid induced. Really? I never had one issue with this when I had a typically functioning thyroid.
I did some exercise this a.m.. That helped some, but eventually I had to stop and tend to the kids lol. I will let you know what my dr says. Your endo is wrong.


JaneS- I quit glutein and casein. It has helped my thyroid and sinus problems.
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I did some exercise this a.m.. That helped some, but eventually I had to stop and tend to the kids lol. I will let you know what my dr says. Your endo is wrong.
I know. My oncologist tried to pull the same BS. I *know* my meds are off, but they are too number oriented to care.

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Ok I just have to talk about my appointment. The only bad thing about it is that i should have got a sitter. I'm kicking myself about it now b/c Isaac was a huge distraction.

I am getting my tsh, t3, and t4 done. i had to INSIST on the t3 and t4 which was hard for me. he said that the tsh tells you a lot and none of it is 100% reliable anyway. he said for now to go to 30 mg in the a.m. and 30 mg in the pm instead of 60 mg in the am and 15 in the pm. he said that the way i'm feeling may be related to the medicine or maybe not. i am open to going to a therapist for anxiety if need be. i also have a choice switch to thyloxor in the future which is synthetic t3 and t4.

he sold me some adrenal support which is mostly b vitamins and a buffered vitamin c. i'm supposed to add extra magnesium too to calm myself. he is also checking my vit d levels.

i felt so overwhelmed leaving there. i was hungry, thirsty, and anxious. he was reminding me to get my cholesterol checked and obgyn visit yearly. i feel overwhelmed by all i need to do. as i was checking out, isaac was trying to get into the collection box of urine and blood by the door. : i brought him tons of distractions, but he was bored. he rearranged the furniture a bit and the dr was like wow. but i mean, i was able to put 4 chairs back so i dont see why he cared ??

all in all, i have been feeling better. in feb, i could hardly get off the couch and now i can mow the grass with a pushing lawnmower!
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(crashing the thread here for a minute)

Just got my test results back, my TSh is 5.5 -- which is a big improvement from 9.99, then 6.68 which is what it was a couple of years ago when I began treating myself naturally (without medication)... Obviously it is not completely under control and I am grateful that my doctor does *not* think that is normal range (some do!!).

Still debating the Armour, but I think I have made my peace with it.

I am wondering if the stronger my adrenals get (this is what I have been working on, that and more recently, my PCOS which is why I think my thyroid is working better now) if I could someday have an actually healthy thyroid with no medication?

Hmm..
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I usually am on the Adrenal thread but I thought you mama's could help me sort this out. I just did a ZRT test for my adrenals and thyroid and can't understand whats going on with my thyroid (andmy adrenals, but that's another thread). Here's what my abs have been with the most current at the bottom. The far numbers on the right with the **'s next
to them are in reference to Dr. Rinds scale.

12/2006 (NO MEDS)
WESTCLIFF LABS
TSH 1.069 (Range 0.350-5.50) **-2
FT4 0.99 (Range 0.80-1.80) **-3
FT3 2.7 (Range 2.3-4.2) **-3

07/2007 (NO MEDS)
WESTCLIFF LABS
TSH 2.894 (03.50-5.50) **+3
FT3 2.4 (2.3-4.2) **-5

11/2007 (ON ADRENALS, IODORAL, MAYBE T3 MEDS BUT JUST STARTED IF SO)
QUEST LABS
TSH 2.18 (0.40-4.50) **+1
FT3 2.46 (2.30-4.20) **-5

03/2008 (ON ISOCORT, IODORAL AND T3, BUT STOPPED ADRENAL FOR 4 WEEKS
BEFORE TEST)
ZRT-BLOODSPOT
TSH 0.7 (0.5-3.0) **-4
FT4 1.0 (0.7-2.5) **-2
FT3 1.9 (2.5-6.5) **-7 TO -8

It just seems as if I am going the wrong way when I place them on Dr.
Rinds thyroid scale. PLease help!

Just in case it matters here are my adrenals and hormones:
My old labs from last July are on the left with "quotation marks around them". The new labs are to the right of the old ones and have **stars** around them. Then after
that is the ranges.

Hormone Test "6/29/2007" **3/14/2008** Units Range

Estradiol (saliva) "1.7 Ok" **1.8 Ok** pg/ml 1.3-3.3 Premenopausal
(Luteal)

Progesterone (saliva) "63 L" **49 L** pg/ml 75-270 Premenopausal
(Luteal)

Ratio: Pg/E2 (saliva) "37 L" **27 L** Optimal: 100-500 when E2 1.3-

Testosterone (saliva) "43 Ok" **31 Ok** pg/ml 16-55 (Age Dependent)

DHEAS (saliva) "3.7 Ok" **5.5 Ok** ng/ml 2-23 (Age Dependent)


Cortisol Morning (saliva) "3.4 L" **7.8 Ok** ng/ml 3.7-9.5


Cortisol Noon (saliva)"no old" **0.8 L** ng/ml 1.2-3.0


Cortisol Evening (saliva)"no old" **1.9 Ok** ng/ml 0.6-1.9


Cortisol Night (saliva) "0.1 L" **0.3 L** ng/ml 0.4-1.0

>>>>

Free T4 (blood spot) **1.0 Ok** ng/dL 0.7-2.5


Free T3 (blood spot) **1.9 L** pg/ml 2.5-6.5

TSH (blood spot) **0.7 Ok** uU/ml 0.5-3.0

TPO (blood spot) **21 Ok** IU/ml 0-150 (70-150 borderline)

---I've been on Isocort since last August (4 in the am, 2 in the
afternoon), and T3 meds since last November. Still nursing, but
dunno if that changes things. And was taking Iodoral but stopped in
February. Also take vitamin c, magnesium, probiotics, cod liver oil, sea salt, post natal, iron sometimes, and b's.
Please let me know what you think.
Here are my new labs, please tell me what you think. Putting it all out there in case something matters.

TEST--------------VALUE---------RANGE
*WBC-------------6.8------------4.0-11.0
*RBC--------------4.39----------3.80-5.10
*Hemoglobin-----12.7----------11.3-15.5
*Hematocrit------38.1-----------35.5-47.0
*MCV--------------87-------------81-102
*MCH--------------28.9----------27.0-35.0
*MCHC------------33.4-----------31.0-37.0
*RDW-------------13.5-----------11.5-14.5
*PLATELET CT----231------------150-450

CORTISOL AM(blood)-----17.8-----------4.3-22.4

C-PEPTIDE---------1.03----------0.81-3.85

MAGNESIUM-----------1.8------------1.7-2.8

TRIGLYCERIDES---------38--------10-150
CHOLESTEROL-----------137-------133-199
HDL-----------------------68---------40-75
CHOLESTEROL/HDL RATIO-----2.0
LDL(CALC)---------------61----------57-100
VLDL(CALC)-------------7.6---------6.0-35.0
LDL/HDL RATIO---------0.9---------0.5-3.0

FASTING
GLUCOSE----------------76-----------65-99
BUN----------------------17-----------6-18
CREATENINE------------0.6----------0.6-1.4
BUN/CREATENINE------28-----------6-25 **HIGH**
SODIUM-----------------142----------131-150
POTASSIUM-------------3.6-----------3.5-5.5
CHLORIDE--------------103-----------95-108
BICARBONATE----------26------------21-31
OSMOLALITY SERUM---294-----------278-305
CALCIUM----------------9.4------------8.5-10.6
IONIZED CALCIUM-----4.2------------3.9-4.7
BILIRUBIN, TOTAL-----0.7------------0.1-1.4
AST/SGOT---------------15-------------0-48
ALT/SGPT----------------13------------0-52
ALKALINE PHOS.--------37------------30-130
TOTAL PROTEIN---------6.9------------6.0-8.5
ALBUMIN-----------------4.5------------3.5-5.0
GLOBUMIN---------------2.4------------1.8-3.8
A/G RATIO---------------1.9-------------1.1-2.5

TOTAL IRON-------------89---------------34-182

IRON BINDING CAPACITY, Unsat.----180-----130-375
IRON BINDING CAPACITY--------------269-----245-400

%SATURATION (CALC)------------33---------20-55

FERRITIN---------------22---------------------10-295

VITAMIN B12----------1190-----------210-925 ***HIGH**

PROLACTIN------------4.0------------2.8-29.9

FREE T4----------------1.12-----------0.80-1.80

FREE T3----------------2.4-------------2.3-4.2

TSH, 3RD GEN---------0.114--------0.350-5.50 **LOW**

T3 TOTAL--------------69.0----------80.0-200.0 **EXTRA LOW**
(results confirmed by repeat analysis)

REVERSE T3-----------548------------90-350 **HIGH**

ACTH-------------------22-------------9-46

LH----------------------11.41
midcycle------------8.7-76.3

FSH--------------------5.0
midcycle----------3.4-33.4

FOLIC ACID (FOLATE)------19.58-------2.60-16.00 **HIGH**

VITAMIN D, 25 HYDROXY------29.5-------31-100 **LOW**
10-30=VITAMIN D INSUFFIENCY
--I do go in the sun and also take 1 tsp CLO everyday

Please let me know what you think. I am on 30mcg of T3, which I stopped 3 days before the test, and take 6 Isocort each day. I occasionally take a b-complex, but it's not a high one. I take 1 tsp of CLO each day, but still my Vitamin D is low, and I have had plenty of sub lately and even in the winter I try to go out 15 min each day, plus I live in So.Ca. The Reverse T3 has me puzzled along with the other thyroid numbers. Please share your thoughts
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Nichole - I'm sorry to hear you didn't get what you needed from your appointment. It can all be so disappointing.

I also had to start leaving my daughter with someone else. I found that I was so focused on her not mucking up the office that I couldn't focus on what was being said to me. Another thing I try to do is take my husband (but, really, anybody would work) with me to the appointments...we figure four ears will hear more than two.

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(crashing the thread here for a minute)

Just got my test results back, my TSh is 5.5 -- which is a big improvement from 9.99, then 6.68 which is what it was a couple of years ago when I began treating myself naturally (without medication)... Obviously it is not completely under control and I am grateful that my doctor does *not* think that is normal range (some do!!).

Still debating the Armour, but I think I have made my peace with it.

I am wondering if the stronger my adrenals get (this is what I have been working on, that and more recently, my PCOS which is why I think my thyroid is working better now) if I could someday have an actually healthy thyroid with no medication?

Hmm..
I've heard of this, but I think it's extremely rare and only possible if you don't have a pituitary gland that is shot. I think mine is, so I'll always have to take thyroid hormones.

How did you do it?

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