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Why did you say don't use armour thyroid?

Why did you say don't use armour thyroid?

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 the use of desiccated thyroid for thyroid replacement therapy for hypothyroidism (baskin, 2002). In general, desiccated thyroid hormone, does not provide a uniform amounts of levothyroxine. ...Read more

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Dr. Patricia Foster
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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Would an oncologist or an endocrinologist be good at getting my Armour Thyroid dosage correct, i asked to switch from t4. Endo's don't live in my area?

Would an oncologist or an endocrinologist be good at getting my Armour Thyroid dosage correct, i asked to switch from t4. Endo's don't live in my area?

Endo: The thyroid gland definitely falls under the purview of the endocrinologist, who studied the thyroid in detail as part of their training. Most internists and board certified family medicine physicians can treat this if you have no endo doctors in your area. ...Read more

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On Armour Thyroid 15mg*3/day.Help me figure out the apt timing for dosages.Please suggest an interim or the signs to lookout for to take the pills.

On Armour Thyroid 15mg*3/day.Help me figure out the apt timing for dosages.Please suggest an interim or the signs to lookout for to take the pills.

Once daily: Be consistent re: dose time, generally 1/2 hr before or 2 hr after a meal ( empty stomach), avoid taking with high dose vit/min supplement. Check levels in about 3 weeks. Watch for increased sweats, weight loss, shortness of breath, nervousness, palpitations, insomnia, frequentbm, hair thinning, tremor, "heebie-jeebies"- symptoms of xs levels of thyroid hormone (native or store-bought). C md. ...Read more

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I was on 90 mg armour thyroid. Now my dr. Switched me to 150 mcg of levothyroxin. Is that a correct dosage accordingly ?

Yes: Not exact science but that is roughly the equivalent dose. You need to get your labs checked in 8-12 weeks to make sure your level is still ok every time you switch a brand. ...Read more

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Does Armour Thyroid cause some initial symptoms which subsides later?I'm experiencing a little dizziness and a mild headache.Dosage : 15mg * 2 daily.

Does Armour Thyroid cause some initial symptoms which subsides later?I'm experiencing a little dizziness and a mild headache.Dosage : 15mg * 2 daily.

You will NEVER: Be balanced w/armour thyroid as it's ground up pig and not standardized on the basis of thyroid content. You can't check levels with available tests at the lab. It contains T3 (liothyronine) which can be dangerous. Use only brand name T4 replacement, it's better and safer. ...Read more

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Is Armour Thyroid a safe drug? 30 mg a high or low dose? Hashimotos.

Is Armour Thyroid a safe drug? 30 mg a high or low dose? Hashimotos.

Hashimoto's : I consider Armour Thyroid a very safe drug. It has been used for decades. 30mg is half a grain. It is next to the lowest dose you can get. Thyroid hormone dosing varies a lot. It needs to be personalized to you and your response. ...Read more

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PCP had me on 60mg of Armour Thyroid. Lowering dose to 30mg. Can I cut 60mg tabs in half until new RX arrives?

PCP had me on 60mg of Armour Thyroid. Lowering dose to 30mg. Can I cut 60mg tabs in half until new RX arrives?

Yes, with conditions: As long as the thyroid med is in a pill, not a capsule, you can cut it in half. Sometimes pills are "scored" which makes them easier to split. Thyroid pills are quite small so you might want to try using a pill cutter, available at any pharmacy. I also recommend that you take the second half of the pill the day after the first so that, over a 2 day period, you get the correct average dose. ...Read more

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Is it true that the target dose for someone starting on Armour Thyroid would be 1.6*ideal bodyweight in kg?How much shud be enough dose for TSH 5.85?

Is it true that the target dose for someone starting on Armour Thyroid would be 1.6*ideal bodyweight in kg?How much shud be enough dose for TSH 5.85?

There is NO target: Dose because no human should be taking ground up pig parts as a medication. If you have hypothyroidism, you need brand name T4 replacement. You can't measure the effects of armour with blood tests, and it's not standardized on thyroid content, but iodine content, which is inaccurate and variable. It also contains T3 (liothyronine) which can be dangerous. Don't use armour, there are safer/better products availabl. ...Read more

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Dr. David Sneid
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Armour Thyroid (Definition)

Armour thyroid is a brand of dessicated ...Read more