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New Nature Thyroid formula
Hi all,

I have been on 1 grain Natures Thyroid for about 6 months now. I feel better than the Levo since I could not convert, however....my FT3 is very high and FT4 is very low. Just trust me on this, I don't have the numbers in front of me.

I have read that this is the case and becoming the norm with the new formula.

Anyone have this same issue, and what have you done to correct. The only thing I can think of is to have a custom pill made at a local compounder?

Thanks all!
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798555 tn?1292791151
There was talk about this a while ago. No one knows why this is happening. Possibly the T3 from NT remains 'free' in the blood and is not absorbing in the cells. For me the Free T3 from NT skyrocketed with FT3 below the range, and my TSH was also very high even with the high T3. I think because TSH more correlates with FT4 levels.

I switched to ERFA, feeling better.

You could have the doc add a low dose of some T4 med, people do this sometimes to get the 4 up.

Personally I think compounding is a hassle, and I just dont trust someone mixing my med. People make mistakes.
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798555 tn?1292791151
Correction:  "For me the Free T3 from NT skyrocketed with FT4 below the range."

(FT3 was very high and FT4 was very low on Nature Throid)..not good!
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I have the same problem  on NT BUT I feel good so I am going by symptoms not numbers and my numbers to show my T4 is good with the high T3.  I always have a suppressed tsh.
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798555 tn?1292791151
Fuel, if you feel OK on NT, like fireverlostmom does, then do the #'s really matter?

My #'s were messed up, and I felt the grim reaper knocking on my door! I was just one that NT will not work for.

If you feel good though, thats what were all after. My only thought is if your T4 is low, and your really functioning on the T3, then your might have to split your doses up several times a day to avoid highs and lows with energy since T3 is used up so fast.
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Moose - I don't feel well at all.
My Ft4 is at .68 with the bottom being .64
      Ft3 is at 4.6 top being 3.6
      TSH - 1.08 which needs to be suppressed since I have Hashi's and cancer

I am wondering if any other dessicated out there would do me better. I really don't want to take the synthetic either.

Also, your idea on splitting up the pills... will that work? if T3 is fast acting, then why is it being stored and why is it so high? What did they do to change the formula? This *****!
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798555 tn?1292791151
There was a whole thread on this new NT this spring...........guess you missed it?

Micro Crystalin Cellulose is the new filler.

Its hard to tell if the T3 in NT is being absorbed by the user other than how they feel. My FT3 kept going up and up.  The only thing people have come up with  is some peoples hormones wont absorb it, so it keeps adding up.

If feel bad (hypo) then splitting your dose wont make any difference. This is only if you feel hyper from dosing all at once.

I went on ERFA (2 1/2 months) and slowly feeling better. i take it twice a day, its cheap - doing that on compounded will cast a lot more.

Even after switching to ERFA, I still had high FT3 from NT in me for 1 month! Explain that. It slowly went down.
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Thanks everyone for your responses, even though this was a past topic!

Update: I have been still taking the NT until my ERFA comes, but have been crushing and absorbing under tongue. Seems to help a little. Thanks!

I have ERFA on its way :) I will keep you all informed.

Have an awesome weekend
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Thanks for the update. I am also switching my thyroidless daughter to Erfa from the original good Nature-Throid before we run out. I will not be trying her on the new reformulated Nature-Throid as the new reformulated Armour failed her and the changes made in N.T. now are very similar to the changs made in Armour last year. Not going there again! I'm switching her over a little at a time to the Erfa. So far  we've made it up to 1 grain with no problems. I'll keep tweeking it up over the next few weeks, slowly replacing the N.T. until I have her completly moved over from 21/2 grains of Nature-Throid to 2 1/2 grains of Erfa. When you get your Erfa in it should be smaller then the Nature-Throid, divide easily, smell like old Armour, and it should have ECI with the mg # below ( 1 grain will say ECI/60. 1/2 grain will say ECI/30.) Good luck to you!
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Hi im wondering how is doing your daughter with erfa???, im 29 female with hypo taking levothyroxine 25mcg and its not working im having to much side effects,so im planning to switch on a natural desiccatted thyriod gluten and lactose free formula. Thanks
sorry if i misspell not good in my english grammar
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This was from 2010. I have not seen magpieannie here for a couple years. I do know Erfa was more effective for her daughter at the time..
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