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    Accept Switched from Synthroid to Armour and all underactive thyroid symptoms gone

    When I lived in the U.S., I took Synthroid. I only took it for two months because it did nothing to help my hypothyroid symptoms. I switched to Armour Thyroid and all my symptoms went away. However, I have heard that to get the total benefits of taking Armour nowadays, you need to chew it to break up the cellulose in it and help absorption. I am back in Canada now and I currently take "Thyroid" by Erfa which works just like Armour, if you ask me.

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    Dear @butterflygirl I am very much interested in knowing what were the symptoms which you were having with synthroid and they got disappeared with Armour? Did you have any test results for T3 to check if you had a conversion issue or synthroid just didnt work properly for you for any other reason?

    I take Synthroid equivalent in the UK but my symptoms are very limited hence I am trying to establish if I'll benefit by taking Armour thyroid at all. Do you get a prescription to buy your medicines or you could buy it online without any prescription?


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    Mike: I never had any tests results for T3. I was very fed up at the time. I had to diagnose my own hypothyroidism after believing I had fibromyalgia for two years; even though I had a partial thyroidectomy two years previously. No one told me at the time that the surgery could cause the other half of my thyroid to fail completely. I had no clue. However, after reading in Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum's book, "From Fatigued to Fantastic" that the symptoms of fibromyalgia and hypothyroidism were identical; I immediately knew what was really wrong with me. I demanded testing from my doctor and lab tests proved me right. When my pain had not abated in any way on Synthroid after two months (despite raising it) and I was suicidal, I learned about Armour Thyroid and demanded to be switched to it. My doctor insisted it would not alleviate any of my pain. Two months later when I walked into her office pain-free, she was astounded. Needless to say, I am somewhat bitter.

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    Great recovery @butterflygirl . How was the switch made? Did you switch straight away or you discontinued Synthroid for a while before starting on Armour Thyroid?

 

 

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