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I am thinking of emailing my doctor about the possibility of adding T4 like you have recommended. Do you have any web articles I could refer her to? I know she will try to go all-natural, so I am not sure of what to ask about. Any help would be great.
Natasha, mom to Harley (5/11/2005) and Jarrett (9/4/2010) and wife to Ray (1/4/2003)
I bumped the topic for ya. There's a new sticky (finding a doc, and patient mistakes) that also mentions T4. It's toward the bottom of the patient mistakes link. ... something about adding T4 too soon... here's one of the mistakes they list:
Addtionally, since most patients on an optimal dose of Armour only achieve a mid-range T4, some are adding a small amount of T4 to raise the level.
I can't remember... why do you want to add T4? Is it in the lower range?
Only adding for dr. not doing all the levels!! Don't have anything else to add except hope all goes well when you talk to her. DOn't forget this is your thyroid not hers, if you want to try to somethign and have info to support she has to give you the info that doesnt support if she says no. Oh and tell her to draw another level the right way, with them all. Was is she cheap? Thyroid is a whole picture disease NOT just a one level of what ever they choose.
If I remember correctly, you're seeing this doctor out of pocket? She doesn't accept insurance? You need to demand a full panel. Don't go adding T4 until you're absolutely sure your FT3 has been optimal for several weeks.
If I remember correctly, you're seeing this doctor out of pocket? She doesn't accept insurance? You need to demand a full panel. Don't go adding T4 until you're absolutely sure your FT3 has been optimal for several weeks. [/b]
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