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    Synthoid vs Armour

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      karen1956

      I see a "hormone" doctor as I call her...she is also a breast cancer survivor and she Rx Armour thyroid for me...my mother takes synthroid...to be honest, I've never asked her why the Armour...but I know that she prefers the naturals.....

      about 7 years ago
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      My doctor told me that she prefers Synthroid to Armour because she can get my dose more accurate. Like you, I tend towards the natural....so I keep asking.
      As for the headache, I noticed about 10 months after surgery that it didn't hurt as bad. I had a constant headache from my first surgery, though it varied in intensity.
      I do know that my body reacts differently now than it did before. I've gained 45 pounds since surgery 14 months ago....dieting and everything. So discouraging.

      about 7 years ago
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      cam32505

      I had my thyroid removed Nov, 2012, RAI, Dec, 2012. Since then, I've been trying to get my medicine correct. I started on the generic Synthroid, but was switched to the brand after about 4 months, something about a problem with the generic. Anyway, I started at 200mcg, down to 150 mcg. My tsh is still hyper range. I don't see my doctor til May. I don't know why they can't figure out the dosage. I'm tired of being tired.

      about 7 years ago
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    Since many do not know what being hypothyroid is, I thought I would share myself because a " Picture is worth a thousand words!"

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      Carolina18

      Being Hypothyroid is not fun at all. However, my question to you is this. Why are you off the thyroid meds? Did your doctor not discuss Thyrogen injections with you? Thyrogen injections sure "beat the heck" out of with drawing from the thyroid meds. So sorry this is happening to you.

      about 7 years ago
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      Grammyof3

      I was taken off the cytomel which 8 was only on for 3 weeks after my thyroidectomy and my Endo wanted me to do the LID before my RAI treatment for my thyroid cancer! The injections were not an option in my case.

      about 7 years ago
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      Carolina18

      Wow! Makes me wonder if you endo even knows about Thyrogen. Some endo's do not know about Thyrgen to this day. Also, if they know about it, they may think it is not available. Of course, I do not know your entire situation, but you most certainly have my empathy not having Thyrogen. There are also ways to make Thyrogen more affordable if it isn't covered or totally covered by insurance. Bless you.

      about 7 years ago
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