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February 8th, 2011, 03:06 PM
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I asked about changing my med from levothryoxine to armor but not sure if the doc will do it or not. Its tabled till the 22 appt. I get to do blood work before then.

I need to convince her to let me try it. She doesn't check anything but tsh. She mentioned something about the FDA and that med.
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February 9th, 2011, 02:17 PM
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There are other natural meds available other than Armour. You can also ask about cytomel supplements.

If your doctor is only checking TSH then she is NOT treating you adequately. You need a lot more tested than that.

The tact I used to get my doctor to presribe Armour was telling him it couln't hurt me. Sometimes old school things work better so why not just try it and if it didn't work we coudl switch back. He was hesitant, but agreed it is MY body, my treatment MY health. Who is HE to tell me otherwise?

You really need to resaerch it. Bring actual medical journal articles with you, not WebMD or About.com. If you go to google and click the top drop down menu you will see the 'scholar' area, click that and then search T3 supplements. You will get information that will help your case.
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February 14th, 2011, 08:06 PM
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good luck!
WHen I changed from synthyroid to dessicated thyroid it made all the difference in just a couple of months. Im not using Armour, but Erfa Thyroid from Canada but it is very similar.

If your doc wont go for it....change docs!
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February 17th, 2011, 10:41 AM
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There are other natural meds available other than Armour. You can also ask about cytomel supplements.

If your doctor is only checking TSH then she is NOT treating you adequately. You need a lot more tested than that.

The tact I used to get my doctor to presribe Armour was telling him it couln't hurt me. Sometimes old school things work better so why not just try it and if it didn't work we coudl switch back. He was hesitant, but agreed it is MY body, my treatment MY health. Who is HE to tell me otherwise?

You really need to resaerch it. Bring actual medical journal articles with you, not WebMD or About.com. If you go to google and click the top drop down menu you will see the 'scholar' area, click that and then search T3 supplements. You will get information that will help your case.
A dr who only tests TSH is no dr I'd care to treat my thyroid. There's a sticky on how to find a good thyroid dr.
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February 22nd, 2011, 10:28 AM
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She did switch me to Armour. I agree I have to find a new doctor. problem is its a very small town with not to many doctors. (feel like I live out in the boondocks) At least she agrees around 2 is a good number.

I was told that T3 wasn't one that did anything that T4 did. Not to sure if I believe that.
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March 2nd, 2011, 09:08 PM
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Your body converts T4 to T3 for use. T3 is more important than T4 when it comes to seeing if your body is using the meds you take..
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