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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

Facial Hair (Definition)

Facial hair is a physical characteristic usually found on males where hair grows around the chin and lower portion of the face. The development of facial hair usually begins during puberty. Additionally women can occasionally develop facial hair but it usually happens when hormone levels change, ...Read more


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4mos post Rad/Chemo 4HNC. TSH rising now 5.02. Loosing hair. RX Levothyroxine, 50mcg causes hair loss. Would I be better w Armour thyroid-treats T3 (liothyronine)?

4mos post Rad/Chemo 4HNC. TSH rising now 5.02. Loosing hair. RX Levothyroxine, 50mcg causes hair loss. Would I be better w Armour thyroid-treats T3 (liothyronine)?

More info: Hi. I'm not here to guess. Is HNC head and neck cancer? I hate to assume. If so, squamous? All this assumption. You may need more thyroid hormone. Armour (desiccated cadaveric pig thyroid extract) is no better, and certainly less predictable than l-thyroxine. If you prefer Armour, go for it, but effects are the same. Whatever you have, good luck! ...Read more

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Dear Sir or Madam, I have hypothyroidism. How often should my thyroid levels be checked? Does hypothyroidism cause facial hair growth? Thank you.

Dear Sir or Madam, I have hypothyroidism. How often should my thyroid levels be checked? Does hypothyroidism cause facial hair growth? Thank you.

Levels: If you're newly diagnosed and started on thyroid replacement therapy, your TSH and free T4 and T3 (liothyronine) levels need to be checked every 6 weeks until your levels are in the desired range. Once they are in the desired range then maintenance levels can be checked once every several months or so or sooner if you have persistent symptoms. Hypothyroidism tends to cause one to lose hair rather than growth. ...Read more

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Hi! I am 31/F. Putting on weight and have trouble with coarse facial hair. My thyroid is normal. Is it possible I have PCOS?

Hi! I am 31/F. Putting on weight and have trouble with coarse facial hair. My thyroid is normal. Is it possible I have PCOS?

PCOS: Main reason for putting on weight is that you are eating more than you are burning. Recommend you get loseit or fitness pal and track calories in and burned daily for a week or two and then adjust calories in to get to goal you want. ...Read more

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I'm 30 and have been developing symptoms that make me think I'm experiencing premature menopause or a thyroid complication. Hot flashes (since around age 23 or 24) acne far worse than as a teen (since late 20's) quite a bit of facial hair growth (since la

I'm 30 and have been developing symptoms that make me think I'm experiencing premature menopause or a thyroid complication. Hot flashes (since around age 23 or 24) acne far worse than as a teen (since late 20's) quite a bit of facial hair growth (since la

Thirty: Thirty would be extremely young fo rmenopause. I am glad that you have had testing performed by your physician and endocrinologist. It may be helpful to keep a log of your symptoms and review them with your physician or specialist in the future so that they are aware of all of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Thyroid removal (6 growths, 1 possible cancer) and taking synthroid (thyroxine). Can this help regulate for weight loss and facial hair issues? I can't lose weight.

Yes: Hypo (=low)thyroidism can lead to weight gain. Normalizing the thyroid level can regulate those hormones and lead to normal thyroid level weight. Obviously weight gain and loss is a balance of calories in and out from exercise and diet as well. Good luck. ...Read more

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Tired, diagnosis insomnia, losing hair, facial hair, TSH and other labs normal (no T3 (liothyronine) or 4 ran) seeing sleep & derm. What could it be? Thyroid issues in fam

Tired, diagnosis insomnia, losing hair, facial hair, TSH and other labs normal (no T3 (liothyronine) or 4 ran) seeing sleep & derm. What could it be? Thyroid issues in fam

Keep looking: Check thyroid antibodies. If positive, then the normal TSH could be abnormal in someone with autoimmune thyroid disease. Sleep apnea is very prevalent, even in non obesed pts so make sure that's looked at as well. ...Read more

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Will too little Armour Thyroid cause dizziness?

Hypothryroidism: Low thyroid function can cause dizziness, and of course, a variety of additional issues. Easy to check levels with a blood test. Discuss with your doctor. ...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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Can Armour Thyroid cause detached retina?

Can Armour Thyroid cause detached retina?

No: No thyroid supplements of any kind do not cause detached retina.
Armour thyroid is a dessicated thyroid extract not usually favored by endocrinologists. ...Read more

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Can hashimoto cause swallowing problems? Anti-tpo over 1300, 2 nodules, plus one calcified nodule, each less that 1 sm. On Armour Thyroid meds

Can hashimoto cause swallowing problems? Anti-tpo over 1300, 2 nodules, plus one calcified nodule, each less that 1 sm. On Armour Thyroid meds

Swallowing difficult: Yes -- if the goiter is large. Have a gastroenterologist perform a "swallowing study". Armour is crap -- don't use it. Use only synthetic thyroid hormone replacement. Calcified nodules often need biopsy or excision to determine cancer likelihood. ...Read more

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Can Zoloft (sertraline) or Armour Thyroid cause stomach gas? If yes please provide some prevention tips.

Can Zoloft (sertraline) or Armour Thyroid cause stomach gas? If yes please provide some prevention tips.

Belching has: Been reported with zoloft (sertraline). Take with food or considered divided dose with your physician's approval. ...Read more

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I statreted taking Armour Thyroid and after few days I started getting numb in my face, lips and arm. I quit taking it and I'm still having this problem. Also I've noticed whatever I eat my heart starts pounding and racing. I'm very sick anyways with

I statreted taking Armour Thyroid and after few days I started getting numb in my face, lips and arm. I quit taking it and I'm still having this problem. Also I've noticed whatever I eat my heart starts pounding and racing. I'm very sick anyways with

Thyroid issues: Sounds like your doctor diagnosed a thyroid problem, but you are not taking your medicine. Your symptoms may be caused by abnormal thyroid function, but could be due to a myriad of alternative problems. You need to see your doctor and agree on a common pathway to provide treatment, and work closely together in a cooperative fashion. ...Read more

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I have blurry vision take belladonna alkaloids for ab pain, celiac. But vidion worse. Am 50.Take armour thyroid, dalmane (flurazepam).Whats cause?

I have blurry vision take belladonna alkaloids for ab pain, celiac. But vidion worse. Am 50.Take armour thyroid, dalmane (flurazepam).Whats cause?

Vision after 50: Loss of reading vision occurs in most people between 40 and 50 and is due to presbyopia. Reading glasses are in order. Belladonna used commonly for stomach problems exaggerates this phemenon. If your vision is blurry in the daistance as well you are probably far sighted and need distance glasses as well. Belladonna definitely makes this worse. ...Read more

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What can I use to get rid of facial hair under my chin neck area?

What can I use to get rid of facial hair under my chin neck area?

Hair removal: Laser hair removal is good for removing dark hairs. The laser energy is absorbed by the pigment in the hair. Electrolysis can be used on all hairs. There is always shaving and plucking. ...Read more

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Can you mix arimidex (anastrozole) and armour thyroid?

Can you mix arimidex (anastrozole) and armour thyroid?

Yes: There is no good reason not to do so. The effect of Arimidex (anastrozole) is not known to be affected by thyroid levels, while Arimidex (anastrozole) is not known to interact with armour (or any other thyroid replacement) directly. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if Armour Thyroid is better than levothyroxin?

Can you tell me if Armour Thyroid is better than levothyroxin?

No, it's not: Hi. Some people want desiccated porcine thyroid extract (Armour thyroid) for various reasons. We can manage fine with Armour, but levothyroxine is more pure; as a slaughter house thyroid extract, Armour has more lot-to-lot variability. If it was me I were treating, I'd take levothyroxine, but I respect patients' wishes and will use Armour if they really want it. ...Read more

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Thyroid (Definition)

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Armour Thyroid (Definition)

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