I recently switched from Synthroid to Armour and would like to know if I am taking enough Armour.
I have been on 0.175 Synthroid for 13 years. My doctor recently switched me down to 0.15 because my TSH
was 0.05. I had very bad headaches on this dose. Felt dizzy, like I was going to pass out all the time. I requested my doctor put me on Armour so he said that we could try it. He wanted me to be equivalent to 0.175 again so he
put me on 2 grains a day. Can you tell me if this is accurate. Also, how long does it take for Armour to enter your
system and start working?
It may be about right, or a little high --takes 3-6 weeks to see effect and total 6 weeks to recheck labs. I don't use a lot of armour. If 2 grains/day - would consider splitting to 1 grain in am and one in early afternoon to avoid T3 spikings.
Thank you very much for your answer to my question. I appreciate it. It has been an unusual road since my TSH is showing low but I do not show hyper symptoms. Have you ever had a patient have a low TSH that had been on a high dose for a long period of time and had trouble coming off of the dose?? They keep on wanting to try to get my TSH in the normal range but every time I get cut from 0.175 down. I have gone from 0.175 to 0.1 and 0.5 cytomel and I thought I was going to die with brain fog, headaches, shaking, itching. It was horrible. Then I tried to cut down slowly, got to 0.15 and then started getting bad headaches, dazed, confused again. Have you ever noticed this in any of your patients?
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