Thyroid Disorders Community
OVERMEDICATED
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to thyroid issues, goiter, Graves disease, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Human Growth Hormone (HGH), hyperthyroid, hypothyroid, metabolism, parathyroid, pituitary gland, thyroiditis, and thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH).

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

OVERMEDICATED

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?
Related Discussions
3 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
212753_tn?1275076711
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.
Love Venora
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
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!
Sue
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Thyroid Disorders Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
Jul 09 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Thyroid Answerers
168348_tn?1379360675
Blank
ChitChatNine
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
gimel
MI
649848_tn?1357751184
Blank
Barb135
FL
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
goolarra
Sisters, OR
657231_tn?1390151580
Blank
rumpled
Northern, NJ
1204245_tn?1356904325
Blank
898_1
Long Beach