Indycat Shares Her Experience with Thyroid Hormone Treatment


Finding the best replacement dose of thyroid hormone can be a frustrating experience for many people. Symptoms of fatigue, hair loss, itchy skin, bloating, hot or cold intolerance etc. can resist numerous attempts to correct them by changing dosages and even the type of thyroid medication used. Indycat shares her experience here with metabolism.com and wonders what next?

Indycat writes:

I tried a couple of endocrinologists and was constantly heckled about my point blank refusal to not come off of the Armour. In the end I simply went back to my GP who now run the relevant blood work and prescribes my meds. I cannot compare Armour with Synthroid because I refused to take it from the beginning but I did a lot of research and I have other complications that I did not need compounded.

I am not sure I am on the correct dosage however, it seems to get lowered everytime I have bloodwork and I am now just taking one grain (60mg) but still have some symptoms. Increasing my dose makes my hair fall out more and so does decreasing it so I am caught between a rock and a hard place!

I was diagnosed back in 2001 and the one main thing I wish I could fix would be my libido… That seems to have left the building.

I tried a couple of endocrinologists and was constantly heckled about my point blank refusal to not come off of the Armour. In the end I simply went back to my GP who now run the relevant blood work and prescribes my meds. I cannot compare Armour with Synthroid because I refused to take it from the beginning but I did a lot of research and I have other complications that I did not need compounded.

I am not sure I am on the correct dosage however, it seems to get lowered everytime I have bloodwork and I am now just taking one grain (60mg) but still have some symptoms. Increasing my dose makes my hair fall out more and so does decreasing it so I am caught between a rock and a hard place!

I was diagnosed back in 2001 and the one main thing I wish I could fix would be my libido… That seems to have left the building.
indycat@cfl.rr.com

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  • Anne Lantrip

    Try getting your hormones tested. I’m on biodentical hormone replacement therapy and it has brought my libido back to life!

  • Kathleen Borowski

    I had a TT in 1977. Was on Synthroid and other T4 for all except 4 years of that time. One of the things I learned is to ALWAYS get and keep copies of your labwork and then do some reading. Also, always get TSH, Free T3 and Free T4 test. Don’t let doctors leave out the Free T3. It is vital, no matter what they tell you. There are lots of books available now that weren’t when I lost my thyroid. Your own education is key. Don’t rely on your doctor to explain things. Get informed and then ask for what you want.

  • Elaine Busser

    How do you know if compounded medications are really
    compounds and if there are comporable medications that
    are just as good without the expense.