A 45-year-old female asked:
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if thyroid tests are all in normal range but im subclinical for hypothyroid will an endo do a trial run of armour for me?

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Dr. Su Fairchild
24 years experience Integrative Medicine
Depends: Depends on how progressive and open minded said endo is. I can almost predict that your free t3/reverse T3 (liothyronine) ratio will not be normal if you think you are hypothyroid.
Answered on Jan 15, 2015
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Dr. David Sneid
41 years experience Endocrinology
WHY?: There is no such thing as "subclinical"; you either have it or you don't. So called "armour" thyroid is garbage, it's ground up pigs. If you have hypothyroidism use real replacement with brand name T4 and let you doctor regulate the dose. Stop getting your medical information from friends or the internet. Get and utilize a real doctor!
Answered on Jan 15, 2015
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Dr. David Sneid
Dr. David Sneid commented
41 years experience Endocrinology
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Sorry, but we disagree. I believe in science not blogs.
Mar 21, 2013
Dr. Su Fairchild
24 years experience Integrative Medicine
nahypothyroidism.org written by REAL endocrinologists who explain why reverse T3 should be checked, and why dessicated thyroid is a good idea
Mar 21, 2013

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