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Doctor recommended Armour Thyroid for borderline TSH saying it's better than synthroid, (thyroxine) why?
I had thyroid removed ~10 yrs ago. (thyroid cancer)on armour thyroid med. recent test results were:T3-288; T4 free-1.1;TSH-.02;doc says lower med ok?
Thyroid meds: I cannot give good answer as I do not know you like your Drs there do. But sounds like you are on too much but you did not send normal values for that lab. Best to do 2nd opinion with me. And have normal values when we chat. ...Read more
How quickly would tsh change from 2.71 to 1.0 on 30mg of armour thyroid daily? Rough estimation is fine! Are we talking days or weeks?
Days: It will change rapidly, equilibrate in weeks. ...Read more
I know the TSH range is like 0.02--5.4. If I am already on Armour Thyroid why is this number 10.5?
Too low a dose: The range of what? If you mean the TSH level, the value of 10.5 means you need to increase the dose of your thyroid replacement med. ...Read more
Thyroid: Please make sure that an Endocrinologist sees you for evaluation every 3-4 months. Before long your medicine may change for the better. Please let me know how things go. ...Read more
I have hashimotos, on armour thyroid, tsh, ft3, ft4 is normal but antibodies are high. I have lots of symptoms. How can I get my antibodies down?
Do not treat antibod: Hashimoto's is an autoimmune disorder of the thyroid. Although many people have hypothyroidism, they can have normal thyroid function initially, as you do. Your symptoms are not likely to be related to your thyroid. High thyroid antibodies are simply an indicator of having autoimmune thyroid disease, it has nothing to do with the course of the disorder. Trying to treat the antibodies will not help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2 quick things.How long do I have to keep an empty stomach before taking armour thyroid?How long before can I take armor while doing blood TSH test?
Tsh 1.190-free T4 1.16-freet3 1.11 put on Armour Thyroid 15mg qd. Numbers don't add up for hypothyroidism. What am i missing? (53y, female, postmen)
Not hypothyroid: Tsh and ft4 completely normal. Addition of armour or other thyroid hormone supplement may make you hyperthyroid. Post-menopausal women are at high risk for osteoporosis. Hyperthyroidism causes bone loss, high blood pressure, rapid heart rate, possible arrhythmias. T3 (liothyronine) or ft3 is of no clinical use in the diagnosis of hypothyroidism. ...Read more
Trying to regulate dosage of Armour thyroid after thyroid removal. TSH level at 20. Can the over-production of TSH be causing my headache?
No: TSH itself does not usually cause headaches. ...Read more
Overmedicated with Armour thyroid off Armour for 2wks. TSH is finally lower, is it normal for t4 to still be going up? Causing sx that sent me to ER
TSH: If you have been off Armour for two weeks yet your T4 is still going up, something is not quite right. What happened when you went to the ER? Please let me know what the ER team told you and I will try and more fully understand what is going on regarding thyroid. ...Read more
Free T3 (liothyronine) 3.00 free T4 1.0 would i benefit from armour thyroid? I read that TSH number is irrelevant due many factors.
Completely opposite: The TSH is the most sensitive and reliable indicator of your thyroid function (unless you have a pituitary problem). The other thyroid levels are less reliable and only helpful in people with know thyroid disorders. Taking Armour Thyroid when your thyroid works normally will do nothing except make your thyroid stop working. ...Read more
Current blood work: T4 8.0 (4.5-12) TSH .049 (.45-4.5), with hypothyroidism and hashimotos, taking 90mg armour thyroid, are these levels ok?
Thyroid problem: If the lab is reporting TSH .049 with normal range of .45-4.5 then it means that you are taking too much thyroid armour. Check with your doctor. If the test and normal range are correct then you should be on less thyroid armour. ...Read more
Thyroid issue please look hi i just got back test result. Im on 150 mcg Synthroid and 1 grain armour. I
missed this month period, I have also difficult time to lose weight and feeling tired. Where is
> TSH 0.006 norma 0.450 - 4.5
The : The Armour Thyroid screws up the tests and makes treatment very challenging and has many drawbacks. See my blog post below. There are many causes of fatigue, tiredness and difficulty losing weight. No endocrinologist or experts recommend checking reverse t3, its silly and a waste of money. These tests suggest that you are getting too much thyroid hormone. I suggest you discuss with your prescribing doctor, hopefully an endocrinologist, switching you to synthroid (thyroxine) only and rechecking your levels in 6 weeks. Too much thyroid can also cause tiredness and stress your heart. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am 34 and wondering if i might have thyroid cancer... I am 34 and have had hypothroidism for most of my life and taking synthroid. A few months back i had a check up and my TSH went up to 7 doc increased dose 4 weeks later TSH level still at 7 dose incr
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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