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Hypothroid:  Haven taken armour thyroid 180mg. for about 20 years.  New test results show free T4 (0.87)and Free T3 (2.9) fine with TSH < 0.01.  When I tried reducing amount taken in June to 80 mg.  (afraid i was getting too much thyroid) . readings were TSH 2.55, Free T3 (1.06) and Free T4 (.038).
I have consistenly showed TSH < 0.01-0.3 for many years.
Just tried reducing amount again and have had hoarseness along with burning in throat.  What's going on?
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if you reduce you your amount ,TSH will go up.Did you feel ok with tsh of .01? why do you want to reduce cause you will go hypothyroid then.I am not a doc but you probably shouldnt reduce your med,especially without a doctor.
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Thanks for your reply.  Dr. thought i was probably getting too much Tsh based on labs.  Every time a Dr. changes my dose I get sick and cholesterol goes up plus energy sags.  I have learned that most endocronologists don't like Armour Thyroid and when I was switched to synthetic form fo Thyroid I had an allergic reaction.  Everything went haywire.  Sometimes I feel like I am just hanging on!
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