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I was diagnosed with hypo about 21/2 years ago, I have gained 15 pds and I am extremely exhausted and weak!! I use to be able to workout 5-6 days a week but now I try 3 days a week but I just don't have energy! I been on synthroid but it doesn't help...I recently told my doctor and he switched me to armour thyroid medication... Does anyone know if this will help with some of my weight gain and my chronic fatigue ...it is becoming unbearable... Sometimes there are days I'll sleep the WHOLE day!!! Not even waking up to realize...I'm always late for work...etc... If anyone can give me advice or tips on armour and if its better then synthroid please tell!!!  I went for bloodwork again about 2 weeks ago And my levels  are normal  which I can't understand  y I still feel this way?!
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I have to ask how thorough your bloodwork was?
Did the doctor check more than TSH?
Did they check free T3 and free T4?
TSH is not very relevant. Free T3 should be in the high normal range and free T4 should be in the lower third of normal.

Did they check your reverse T3 levels? If they are high especially in relationship to your free T3 levels then you have what is know as reverse T3 dominance and you need to clear the reverse T3 from your system. That can be done by staying on Armour as you are but it will take time. The quickest way to clear reverse T3 is to go on sythetic T3 only for 8 to 12 weeks.

All this information can be found at the Stop The Thyroid Madness website.
http://www.*************************/reverse-t3/

To find out how to dose T3 only go to:
http://www.*************************/dosing-with-t3-only/
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You may also need a saliva cortisol test and a full iron panel but all that information is at the website I mentioned and you can also join the Yahoo Group at http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/NaturalThyroidHormones/info

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