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Bio-dentical hormones for Hashimotos

Dear Doctor,

I wanted to get your perspective on compounded medication, or bioidentical hormones, for Hashimotos thyroiditis...
I know that this is an alternative approach and want to hear what your opinion is? I am seeing a local endo for a second opinion but am interested in yours.
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168348 tn?1379357075
You may want to try Dr. Lupo's expert forum:  

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  I just joined this site and was looking around and stumbled on this forum. I read the 2 comments above and I too have hashimoto tyroidnitis and have seen two doctors. I am now on 88mg of synthroid each day, but it has not worked. I used to be 125lbs and a size 5. Now I am 177 and a size 16, gained in 3mths. Nothing seems to work to get me back to normal again and worry I am taking this synthroid for nothing. I too have heard about the bioidentical hormones and wonder if it could help me. Do I too go to the same website you told Hutchi to find out? Thanks for your time
168348 tn?1379357075
Yes, you can try there if nobody has ideas for you here .. may be technical for us here on patient to patient community.

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If you go to the link above, you will see what Dr. Lupo told Hutchi about "bio-identical" drugs.

Levothyroxine is EXACTLY the same, down to the molecular level, as the natural T4 hormone your body produces. It is bio-identical.

If someone is telling you that a compounded formula is bio-identical and Levothyroxine or any of the name brand varieties of T4 meds are artificial, they are misinformed, or misleading you.
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I read the response off Dr Lupo and am a bit confused. In my mind it is thought Armour would be more of a bio-identical Rx than Synthroid.

I am not sure since I am just starting to learn more about this and recently went to a doctor practicing this type of treatment. I suppose at this time I am trying to understand more on this line of thinking and not really of any help yet :(

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