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anyone else take Armour Thyroid?

Does anyone take Armour Thyroid? If so..do you like it?
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Hi, I was wondering what the B6 B12 with Lipotropics shot is?  It seems to have improved many lives.  Please tell me what you can about it.My dr put me on an afternoon dose of Armour in addition to a morning dose of Synthroid.  still not feeling too great, bloated, constipated, flank pain...
Thanks so much!
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Down another 1.8 pounds this week!!!

I'm super close to my goal weight now.... incredible!
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OK... this is just such a nice trend I have going here LOL!
I'm DOWN another 2.2 POUNDS this week!!
Now I'm only 7 pounds (single digits) away from my goal weight!!!!
Wow!
I've also cut my Armour tablets to 3/4 of the 60mg tablet instead of the whole tablet, so I'm getting 45mg now and feeling great!
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Well, I'm down 1.4 pounds this week, so the scale is moving in the right direction!
I'm so glad the Armour is working on my Thyroid counts.  Soooo much better than the synthroid (blech!).
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168348 tn?1379357075
Nice, revived discussion from '07 .. lots of advice and knowlege !

C~
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487969 tn?1249313291
I have been on Armour for 2 months and really really like it.  I was switched to Armour by my ENT.  It took away most of my symptoms for good.  I still get occassional aches and pains in the joints and muscles (yesterday for instance) BUT it is way more managable.  My only drawback was that my ENT gave it to me to try to stop my thyroid swelling, but alas, it has not.  BUT, would not go back on synthroid (levo) for anything.  I am not a "usual" case by any means.  I was given levo and then the Armour with completely normal blood draws since April.  We still don't know why I am swelling, but hey, they are treating me THANKFULLY!!!!!  
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It takes time for the Armour to build up in your system, so be patient (I know that's so easy to type and so hard to do LOL).  I am so extremely pleased with my results.  I am in the process of writing a medical update letter (aka "An I Told You So Letter") to my former doctor so that he can see that he needs to get out of the "Synthroid Only Mindset" because he can cause many people (like myself) years of avoidable stress and sorrow.  Only those that have compared the two meds and found Armour to do what it is made to do... can relate to my thoughts LOL.  Oy!!!
God Bless all..... and praying you have wonderful health from this day on!
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519035 tn?1348275773
I just started armour three weeks ago. Anyone you pick will always be a battle. But now I choose armour. I have been gaining my energy back slowly. I also go in for blood work next week. We will see what that brings:)
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517152 tn?1212368531
I am also new to Armour, and this is the first time in years that I've felt great again.  
I was on Synthroid for awhile, and I only felt worse on it.  I changed doctors and was put on Armour and I felt the difference in the first week.  
I'm anxious to get my next blood work results.
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Incredible news!
I just got my lab work back from the doctor and my numbers are incredible!

My Cholesterol went from a horrible 389 to a wonderfully healthy 160!
My Thyroid TSH is now actually a smidge on the high side compared to a bottomed out version a year before.
My Liver functions are perfect as are my Kidney functions.

I will be turning a deaf ear to anyone that tells me that the B12 with Lipotropics and Armour Thyroid are not worth messing with and don't work LOL!!  Because I have written proof to prove otherwise.  I now have my life back and am doing fabulous.
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Just thought I'd check in with y'all...
I'm DOWN 3.6 pounds this week!  Looks like I'm well on my way to losing those last 15 pounds!  I restarted my B6, B12 with Lipotropics shots last Saturday since the Armour has pretty much stabilized my Thyroid levels... thank goodness!  Funny thing is, my friend is now a drug rep for Abbott (which makes Synthroid) and I told her that there wouldn't be a chance of me asking her for any free samples ROFLOL!!
Take care and have a safe holiday weekend!!
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Great news!!  Isn't it wonderful to be able to do things with your family and feel normal for once?!  I LOVE my Armour... and now that I've started back with my B12 shots and added the Lipotropics in there again, the weight is coming off as well... woo hoo!!
Now we just need to pray that the government will keep their noses out of the Armour business and focus on other things that are detrimental to health and security!
:: stepping off soap box LOL::
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I do and its been a life saver.  I was very sick on the synthroid and levothyroid. Bloated face, i gained over 80 lbs is 1 1/2 years, cronic fatigue, irritable, lost some of my hair, nausea and diahhrea took over my life as I would not leave my house which in turn caused MAJOR depression.  I am a 24 mother of 2 young boys and I felt 115% better the first week on it.  My levels are normal for the first time in 5 years!!!  I am now on just 2 small pills a day compared to the 15 I was on when it all started.  

Good Health and keep us informed,
momof2boys94
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Well, we're going on 2 months of the Armour and I thank God my new doctor listened to me as a person!  This is the best I've felt in years!  My blood pressure is now stable and the weight isn't skyrocketing like it was on the Synthroid.  I felt horrible on the Synthroid, but not so with the Armour.  I think using the vitamin injection that I'm taking (b6, b12, and amino acids) is also helping with moving the fat on out of my system.
Of course I've changed my eating habits and started drinking water and exercising... I can't expect a pill or anything else to do all the work for me ;-)
Best wishes to all!
R.
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I have been on Armour for almost 3 years. It is the best of all of them that I have tried. I don't convert T4 to T3 very well and since Armour has both  i have been much more stable.
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489786 tn?1255692879
I have been on armour for about 3 months and it has saved me!!  I felt horrible on synthroid, hair was falling out, face swollen, gained weight, had no energy, withdrawn from the world, depressed.  The very first DAY that I took armour I felt amazing!!  Honest!!  I got more done on my first day of armour than the 7 months of absolute hell on synthroid.
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Yes, and I absolutely NEVER want to be without it.  I literally was sick as a dog on Synthroid... it was the worst I've EVER felt.
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393685 tn?1425812522
Yes - I do and it saved my life.
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I don't but I would like to switch.
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