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Does anyone take Armour Thyroid Medication?

Just wondering if anyone takes Armour Thyroid meds..They are natural thyroid replacements..Would love to hear from someone who took Synthroid or Levoxal..the switched to Armour..

Tue. Jan 2, 5:02am

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Hi. I take levoxyl. I'd be interested in that answer also.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007, 9:40 AM

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me too. Anyone??

Wednesday, January 03, 2007, 7:57 PM

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I don't take armour but did a lot of research about it for my mom. I can't remember all of the better things about Armour, only in a general sense that it was a better choice but that traditional doctors would look at you like you were crazy when you request it. You have to find a doctor open to a wholelistic - yes I know it's holistic but I meant to write it as a whole, for whole approach, both eastern and western medicine. You will get discouraged if you go to a traditional doctor, they will tell you how bad it is. I will go back into my old research and try to post it here.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007, 9:06 PM

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OP here..Thanks 9:06 I would appriciate that..did your Mom switch?

Thursday, January 04, 2007, 5:19 AM

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OP, I remember learning a lot from this link. I will include more but this is a good place to start.


Thursday, January 04, 2007, 8:53 AM

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thanks for the link

Friday, January 05, 2007, 1:23 PM

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Armour Thyroid

I have been reading a lot of sites about this medicine i'm not sure what the problems is, but just this week my doctor in Houston put me on this medicine. He said he thought this one would work on me better. I have never been on any other medicine. I think i already notice a difference in my entergy. so i'll keep you updated.

Thursday, February 08, 2007, 2:47 PM

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I have been on armour for 6 and 1/2 years. I have never had a problem and I feel great. My sister was on it 38 years and was the picture of health. I researched it and was convinced that it was what I wanted. I have never regretted my decision. I have no idea why doctors do not want to prescribe it. My guess is, because it works and cuts back on their job and is not as expensive as the other drugs. dale

Tuesday, March 20, 2007, 10:50 PM

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Different drugs can affect different parts of the thyroid function. I initially took Synthroid then took a combo of Synthroid and Armour and had no different reaction than with Synthroid alone. I am now only on Synthroid. Armour is made from pig hormones. If Synthroid doesn't work for you then you should look into alternative meds. Synthroid/Levoxyl has been around forever too. I have no thyroid gland so I have to make sure I get the whole package with meds and have my levels checked every few months. Also, synthroid is not an expensive drug. Levoxyl is the generic and is less expensive to buy at the pharmacy without a co-pay (from my experience). Millions of people take it in many different dosage amounts. FYI - From my experience with 3 different endocrinologists they all recommended Synthroid and not the generic of Levoxyl because of inconsistencies in different batches. Anyone with thyroid problems I highly recommend seeing a specialist and not your primary physician. Personally, I wouldn't have it any other way.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007, 6:05 AM

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Armour thyroid

I have been on armour thyroid for about 4 years then my doctor that was treating me moved away. I went to a conventional doctor and she would not give it too me so I went back on synthroid for about 1 yr and finally found a doctor that would give armour to me again. Synthroid makes me feel wirey (if that is a word, but the best to describe it) now that I am back on armour if feel so much more calmer. Thats me. it could react different for you.
A doctor with DO instead of MD will be more likely to help you in this area.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007, 2:09 PM

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