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Synthroid Instead of Armour?

I've been doing research since having been put on Armour this week, and found this letter a patient wrote to her doctor.  I wanted to share it with everyone in case you haven't seen it.
Talk about standing up for yourself and taking charge!  
(copy & paste)
http://thyroid.about.com/cs/thyroiddrugs/l/blletter.htm
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213044 tn?1236527460
Good for her. I'd like to write a "Dear John" letter to a couple of my ex-doctors.

Too bad it's from Mary's site. She never misses an opportunity to slam Synthroid. I, to be fair, never miss an opportunity to slam Mary. She makes it so easy.

393685 tn?1425812522
I find this letter very well written and many doctors should be aware of their patients attitudes.

I believe because of our "sue happy" society - Doctor's rely on the protocal - not because they want to necessarily - but to protect themselves.

I am NOT saying Armour is not OK to take - Of course it is. But it has been under fire for a long time over money and power with Abbott Labs and doctors have now become somewhat brain washed ( in my opinion - to a\only RX one drug)

Mary Shoman is NOT an Armour patient - she actually takes Thyrolar which is the synthetic version of Armour. Works best for her I guess and she takes the time to really let people know as much as she can - I suppose about choices and other things thyroid related.

I respect her on some things - but also see a side that I choose to reseach more on when she makes some statements.

Anyway back to the letter......... this woman who wrote it - must have been at her wits end before she found help.

I hope now the matter is closed for her and she is on the road to better health.
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