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43 yo healthy f, thyroidectomy 2012, on synthroid (thyroxine) & cytomel with continued hypothyroid symptoms. would like to try naturethroid. will dr consider rx?

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Dr. Jesse Krakauer
Endocrinology 47 years experience
Of course: B"sd Naturethyroid and Armour thyroid are made of dessicated livestock thyroid - I believe manufactured at the same facility. Accordingly, they contain the mix of thryoid hormones found in barns and pastures and have a bit more T3 - cytomel, (liothyronine) relative to T4-synthroid. Much more convenient than split does replacement, but on the other hand allow for less flexible dosing plan s. Glad to discuss
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