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how to take naturethroid?

So here i am taking my huge dose of NT which when all is said and done is a whopping 1/4 grain.  I am doing 1/8 grain in the morning and 1/8 grain in the afternoon.    I just started this 4 days ago.  Same ole same ole..  Ears buzzing, tired, etc.

I wanted to ask what the best way to take this is?  Can I put it under my tongue?  suck on to dissolve?   OR just swallow it?

Thank You,

Bruce
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Also I'm curious...  I'm working my way up on dosage.  I'm at 1/4 grain now, feeling a little relief.  Thank you God.   What us a average dose on this stuff?
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Hi,

there is no "average" dose.  The dose is whichever dose you feel good at and your levels are reasonable.  I have seen some literature saying a usual 'replacement dose' is about 125 mcg.  However, I take about 250 mcg (just increased to 300 mcg as I'm pregnant).  So I'm not usual at all.

Hang in there (I know you've been hanging for a very long time already)...

Some people do it under the tongue.  OThers just swallow it.  Just be consistent with however you take it.,

I take erfa and just swallow it.
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How much erfa did you start with?
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I just swallow it with water at the same time every morning. I take my entire dose at once. In order to manage my dose my doctor check my levels every two or three months and ask me how I am feeling. There is no standard dose.
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OK i was just curious.   Yesterday i felt good, today i felt just "okay".  I do think my brain fog has lifted a bit.  Today i went shopping with my wife and i was actually able to pick out my own clothes.  Sad but that is what my world has come to. bruce
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I take Erfa  three times a day. Yep 3X for a total of 2-1/4 grains.

1-1/4 grain, swallow at 6:30 Am

1/2 grain swallow at 11AM

1/2 grain under tongue at 3 to 3:30 PM, then afternoon snacks are OK.

I can tell when the T3 wears off, why I take it 3x per day - less rollercoaster feel then.
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Moose weird...   I'm having a hard time with the morning dose.    So your morning dose is 1+1/4 grain as in 1.25 ?      Can you please elaborate on this?   How did you come to this?
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Nothing weird. I like to be optimal.

"How did you come to this?" - its what works best for ME. I fooled around with taking more later on instead of all at once. Life itself is all about trial and error. All in the morning makes me superman at first then sleepy in the afternoon.

Dessicated pig thyroid comes in MG's. Synthetics come in MCG's. Can be easily confused.

Erfa in 1 grain size is 60MG's.  I take a lot, but prefer the 1 gain pills as I can make what ever dose by adding or splitting the size.

Yes, I take one and one quarter grain in the morning which is 60mg + 15 mg = 75mg, a little more than half my dose, then more later on.

Keep in mind my dose has nothing to do with what you might need. I've had Hashi for several decades.
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I just started armour 4 weeks ago. I was on the .88?synthroid crap for 7 months with no help felt bad all of the time. I started on 1 grain synthroid equivalent was .100 I cut it in half and take 1/2 in the am when I first wake up then half at about 1 or 2 pm you will fel the need for it because of sleepiness so it had to forget to take it. I just increased to 1 1/4 grain so I tak half of the 1 grain and the whole  1/4 grain in the am and then the other half of the tablet that I cut up in the morning. As well as the split bits that came off from the splitting of the pill.so far I have not had any of the issues associatednin the past on synthroid with dose increase. It has mad all the difference in the world my brain fog has cleared and I am getting mu energy back. My last test 2 weeks ago were till showing hypo to be expected I was only on armour for 2 weeks. Just remember to not take you am dose before getting you blood drawn
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That should say hard to forget to take it. Also when I did for get to take it and took it a 5 pm it was hard getting to sleep that night. Earlier is better for the second dose.
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OK i am happy to report that after 2 years of bitching and moaning on this group, i finally have some relief.  I cannot tell you what it feels like to finally feel somewhat better.  I was at the point where i was about to have my thyroid removed.  Naturethroid is incredible!!
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Naturethroid is my new best friend,
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