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synthroid to armour thyroid conversion

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Shewbridge
32 years experience Endocrinology
Levothyroxine.: Levothyroxine, generic form of synthroid, has many advantages over armour thyroid. The armour product has significant batch to batch variation and ha ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Armour thyroid: Not better - just as good.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
51 years experience Endocrinology
"do not tolerate ..': do not tolerate synthroid (thyroxine) or levothroid means you don't have correct dose!! the chemical in them is exact same chemical your body produc ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Balgobin
19 years experience Family Medicine
Hypothyroidism : there are other options of thyroid supplementation out there. Check TSH, T3, (liothyronine) T4, and rT3
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
32 years experience Endocrinology
Not the best: All of the major professional societies for thyroid specialists, the endocrine society, the american thyroid association, and the american association ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience Dermatology
Don't know.: Probably not.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
32 years experience Endocrinology
Not the best: All of the major professional societies for thyroid specialists, the endocrine society, the american thyroid association, and the american association ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Melissa Young
8 years experience Internal Medicine
Neither : The american thyroid association, the endocrine society and the american association of clinical endocrinologists all recommend the use of levothyroxi ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Different: Armour is chopped up thyroid from animal and synthroid (thyroxine) is synthetic. Brand name synthroid (thyroxine) is probably the most consistently re ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
32 years experience Endocrinology
Not the best: All of the major professional societies for thyroid specialists, the endocrine society, the american thyroid association, and the american association ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Val Koganski
34 years experience Internal Medicine
NO: Thyroid supplementation occasionally can help to shrink a nodule, and has been used to suppress the growth.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
No.: The short answer is no, there are no studies to show that desicated thyroid or Armour Thyroid are better than synthroid (thyroxine). You definitely sh ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Synthroid (thyroxine): Will only treat a deficiency of thyroid hormone; menopause is estrogen deficiency.
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A 76-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Levothyroxin: Levothyroxin.
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vasu Brown
33 years experience Integrative Medicine
Armour has bothT4+T3: Synthroid (thyroxine) contains t4; however, Armour Thyroid contains T3 and t4. Thus, when a person switches to armour, the fact that T3 is approximate ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Bey
56 years experience Psychiatry
See doc 4 checkup: Could b anxiety but need work up to determine source of symptoms.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Yes: I would reduce dose. If the hyperthyroid is caused by the high dose pill, reducing the dose should correct this quickly. You need to find the cause o ... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dansie
15 years experience Family Medicine
Not Recommended: The main reason physicians will tell you not to use it, it that since 2002, the american association of clinical endocrinologists does not recommend t ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Giuseppe Barbesino
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: There is no good reason not to do so. The effect of Arimidex (anastrozole) is not known to be affected by thyroid levels, while Arimidex (anastrozole) ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
40 years experience Endocrinology
No: There is no evidence that l-tyrosine is of any benefit or harm to people with thyroid disease or taking thyroid hormone.
A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Usually not: Usually, a person with hyperthyroidism has too much thyroid hormone in her body. One would take Synthroid (thyroxine) (synthetic hormone) to make up f ... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
At 59: At 59 I would expect that it has been more than a year since your last period. If so, you female hormone levels should be stable at this point and not ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience Pediatrics
To some extent: If a goiter is due to primary hypothyroidism then levothyroxine allows TSH to come down thereby removing one source of goiter. However, patients with ... Read More
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