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#1 Hdebree


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Posted 08 August 2015 - 07:06 PM


Hi everyone,

Helen here from Austrlia,

need some advice and help.


Im 16 years post RAI and was taking thyroxine which was not working for me in the past 5 years. 

Finally found a dr in aus to prescribe me desiccated thyroid, armour and now struggling in the minefield of advice and forums about dosing....)



Currently on 2 grains split into 3 doses.

I mostly feel amazing minus leg cramps and eight gain.


Im supplementing iron, magnesium, vitamin C



I joined the FTPO groups from the Stop the Thyroid madness people and wow what a piece of work.

Those women was btichy, nasty and not helpful at all


I do not have any cortisol problems, I exercise daily, eat gluten free. 


My latest labs since armour are: 

FT4 11 (9-19)

TSH <0.01 (0.4 - 4.0)

Free T3 4.5 (3.0 - 5.5)


This lab was done six weeks in taking 60mg am 60 pm


My endo said he'd work with me and is happy for me to have a suppressed tsh but has to be 0.01 at the least not undetectable so he lowered my dose to 60 am 45pm

problem is now I'm getting hypo symptoms back.. i don't think its enough?


any advice experience would be appreciated...





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Posted 11 August 2015 - 08:00 AM

Hi and welcome back.  Sounds like an increase with Armour is needed to get that FT4 to come up for the symptoms you are having.  If it were me, I'd want the FT4 to be at mid to the upper third ranges to feel better there at.



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