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Synthroid (thyroxine) or Armour Thyroid for hypothyriodism?

Synthroid (thyroxine) or Armour Thyroid for  hypothyriodism?

Levothyroxine.: Levothyroxine, generic form of synthroid, has many advantages over armour thyroid. The armour product has significant batch to batch variation and has T3 (liothyronine) in it. Since the T3 (liothyronine) portion of armour has a very quick onset and short duration, it can wreak havoc with the ability to effectively treat hypothyroidism. Until there is a long-acting form of T3 (liothyronine) available, stick to levothyroxine. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Turck
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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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Armour vs thyrolar (thyroxine and liothyronine) for thyriod medicine?

Armour vs thyrolar (thyroxine and liothyronine)  for thyriod medicine?

Not the best: All of the major professional societies for thyroid specialists, the endocrine society, the american thyroid association, and the american association of clinical endocrinologists have issued formal statements indicating that levothyroxine is the best choice for most patients. Both armour and thyrolar (thyroxine and liothyronine) provide too much T3 relative to t4, making it very difficult to keep tsh, free T4 & T3 normal. ...Read more

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Anyone taken armour, thyrolar (thyroxine and liothyronine)?

Anyone taken armour, thyrolar (thyroxine and liothyronine)?

Not the best: All of the major professional societies for thyroid specialists, the endocrine society, the american thyroid association, and the american association of clinical endocrinologists have issued formal statements indicating that levothyroxine is the best choice for most patients. Both armour and thyrolar (thyroxine and liothyronine) provide too much T3 relative to t4, making it very difficult to keep tsh, free T4 & T3 normal. ...Read more

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Armour vs thyrolar (thyroxine and liothyronine) which is better thyriod medicine?

Armour vs thyrolar (thyroxine and liothyronine) which is better thyriod medicine?

Neither : The american thyroid association, the endocrine society and the american association of clinical endocrinologists all recommend the use of levothyroxine for the treatment of hypothyroidism and discourage the use of dessicated (dried) animal thyroid. ...Read more

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Can 50mcg of Synthroid (thyroxine) make thyroid nodules grow?

Can 50mcg of Synthroid (thyroxine) make thyroid nodules grow?

NO: Thyroid supplementation occasionally can help to shrink a nodule, and has been used to suppress the growth. ...Read more

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Thyrolar (thyroxine and liothyronine) and weight loss common?

Thyrolar (thyroxine and liothyronine) and weight loss common?

We no longer: Use thyroid hormones to augment weight loss. It can have serious complications like irregular heart rhythms. In reality, we use thyroid hormones like Liotrix to replacement someone's levels to normal. Hypothyroidism can lead to weight gain and restoring levels to normal(thyroid wise) can help some element of weight loss. in reality, it doesn't usually lead to significant weight loss. ...Read more

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TSH 0.99,FT3 2.64,FT4 1.41,ATGO 0,ATPO 40.Is TSH suppressed?never took thyroid meds

TSH 0.99,FT3 2.64,FT4 1.41,ATGO 0,ATPO 40.Is TSH suppressed?never took thyroid meds

Thyroid levels: You do not supply the normal range for these values, but they all appear to be normal. In most US labs, the normal range of TSH is about 0.4 to 4.0, so that value of 0.99 is normal. ...Read more

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Anyone used thyrolar (thyroxine and liothyronine)?

Anyone used thyrolar (thyroxine and liothyronine)?

Not the best: All of the major professional societies for thyroid specialists, the endocrine society, the american thyroid association, and the american association of clinical endocrinologists have issued formal statements indicating that levothyroxine is the best choice for most patients. Both armour and thyrolar (thyroxine and liothyronine) provide too much T3 relative to t4, making it very difficult to keep tsh, free T4 & T3 normal. ...Read more

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Doctor recommended Armour Thyroid for borderline TSH saying it's better than synthroid, (thyroxine) why?

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 approximately four times as potent as T4 must be taken into account. ...Read more

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Armour or Synthroid (thyroxine) which is better?

Armour or Synthroid (thyroxine) which is better?

Depends: Depends on your body. Some people do better on synthroid (thyroxine) and others do better on Armour. Everyone is different. The question is not which is the better medication. The question is which is better for you. ...Read more

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Thyroid nodule: follicular lesion, T4 free is low, T3 (liothyronine) free is low, and TSH 3rd generation is now low. 60 mg of armour thyroid, 50 mcg levothyroid why?

Thyroid nodule: follicular lesion, T4 free is low, T3 (liothyronine) free is low, and TSH 3rd generation is now low. 60 mg of armour thyroid, 50 mcg levothyroid why?

Stop Armour: There is no way to check your levels or keep your thyroid in control in your current regimen. Armour thyroid is ground up pigs. Switch to brand name T4 only and get it regulated. Also, have repeat thyroid biopsy with afirma test and consider surgery to remove nodule depending upon lab and ultrasound. ...Read more

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Does Armour Thyroid increase appetite?

Does Armour Thyroid increase appetite?

It is possible.: If the thyroid hormone dose is too high you might have an increased appetite. If the dose is adjusted appropriately (normal tsh), it would be very unlikely to effect appetite. ...Read more

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Is armour/dessicated thyroid med really better than synthroid (thyroxine)?

Is armour/dessicated thyroid med really better than synthroid (thyroxine)?

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 should have this discussion with your endocrinologist, however. ...Read more

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Tsh 0.01, free t4, 1.34, tpo 113 . On 25 synthroid, (thyroxine) 5 cytomel. Doc not happy with tsh. Isn't TSH suppressed when taking t3? Hashimoto's by biopsy.

Tsh 0.01, free t4, 1.34, tpo 113 .  On 25 synthroid, (thyroxine) 5 cytomel.  Doc not happy with tsh.  Isn't TSH suppressed when taking t3?  Hashimoto's by biopsy.

Depends: Your TSH is suppressed. Consider finding a good integrative medicine doctor or an nd to help with the autoimmune process. They can suggest things to actually bring down the tpo level and help your body heal. For your best long term outcome, more needs to be done than just thyroid meds. ...Read more

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Thyrolar (thyroxine and liothyronine) effect on weight loss?

Thyrolar (thyroxine and liothyronine) effect on weight loss?

Ideally, none: Thyroid hormone in any form is not a weight loss product. Many people, especially those with weight problems to begin with, find that taking too much thyroid hormone can lead to weight gain just as easily as taking too little thyroid hormone. Thyroid hormone should be adjusted to match what the body would make if the thyroid were working normally., and should be weight-neutral. ...Read more

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Does Synthroid (thyroxine) contain iodine?

Thyroid hormone: Contains iodine, and synthroid (thyroxine) is thyroid hormone, so there's a very small amount of iodine in it, but not enough to cause problems, even in people who are allergic to iodine. ...Read more

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Does Armour Thyroid increase appetite?

It is possible.: If the thyroid hormone dose is too high you might have an increased appetite. If the dose is adjusted appropriately (normal tsh), it would be very unlikely to effect appetite. ...Read more

Dr. David Sneid
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Armour Thyroid (Definition)

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