I was curious to know if anyone out there has or is taking this new drug that Walgreens is using to replace the Armour? I was taking Armour 90mg 5 days a week and 60mg the other 2 days.
In August my numbers were:
TSH 0.51 (0.34-4.82)
FT4 0.43 (0.6-1.6)
FT3 2.45 (2.3-4.2)
2 months ago I up medication to 90mg ea day, also about that same time Walgreens switched Armour to this new generic natural thyroid drug. I just had tesst done: same ref range
TSH - 0.04
FT4 - 1.03
FT3 - 3.53
Some of my symptoms are coming back not bad but I've noticed some new ones- low back pain and hip pain.
Could use some help ciphering the values:(
"2 months ago I up medication to 90mg ea day, also about that same time Walgreens switched Armour to this new generic natural thyroid drug."
- TWO things happened, doc raised the dose and the med is a different brand of dessicated, so we wont know which is the cause.
Your new lab 'frees' look better than the older test from August. This new med by Acella called Thyroid NP should in theory, absorb better than Armour since is dose not have Micro Crystalyn Cellulose for a filler, as the reformulated, since 2009 Amour does. So why do you feel off? hmmm......
The 'free T' testing is the most accurate method of testing what thyroid hormone is available for the cells in the blood. There in no way yet to test what the cells are really absorbing. It is assumed if T3 / T4 is in the blood at good levels that the cell receptors will receive it.
One thought - Just changing brands can make a difference in any thyroid med. The cell receptors can get used to a certain "look" of thyroid med. Now their saying 'what is this stuff?' as it is not what their used to. Only time will tell, a couple months.
Did anything else change in your daily intake of supplements etc?
I increased the meds from 90mg 5Xday & 60mg 2Xday to 90mg 7Xday and I did that incrementallyuntil I was at 7 days a week @90mg.
The only thing that I can think of is I started back on Vit D 2000IU - 1 drop under the tongue and MSN powder1/4 tsp.
I have laid off exercise- so I know I need to get back on my routine, holidays always makes that difficult forme because we travel, so no excuse now that I'm back home.
My symptoms aren't as bad as they were I'm just trying to be proactive so they don't get that bad again!
I just remember in August I was feeling good, we were cycling 40 to 50 mile rides on the weekend , I was walking daily just felt good.
I'll give it some time and see what happens!
yea just wondering, i have a new prescription plan that also has home delivery. it's actually even cheaper if you do it that way. they give you 3 months supply at once for a discounted price. the compounded cost me 37 dollars this month under this new insurance but usually refills are 5 dollars. as long as you stay at the same dose . but it would easier to have it delivered in 3 month supplies , but its not that bad and don't want to screw things up!!
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