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Has anyone been on Synthroid for more than 20 years then switched [...]

Posted by @britm6, Feb 19, 2015

Has anyone been on Synthroid for more than 20 years then switched to a natural thyroid medicine?

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I am 64 and I have been on thyroid meds since age 20. I am hypothyroid and my primary prescribed thyrolar 3 for 12 years. I kept telling him I was having palpitations and could not sleep. Back in the 70s they tested your t3 and t4 but not your TSH. Well when I had my hysterectomy at 32 my hormones went crazy. Finally saw an endocrinologist and I was on 2 times the amount of thyroid medicine than my body needed which is why I was having palpitations, no sleep and depression from no sleep anxiety too. Finally the new dr placed my on synthroid. I started feeling better. Now I’m on synthroid 0125 and my TSH is fine. However, I wonder if Armour is better for me as I am not sleeping at night and lots of anxiety. If I was on a lower dose of Armour maybe I would get the t3 that I need. I’m just wanting to try it to see if it helps with close monitoring so I’m not taking too much.

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