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Some More Thryroid Questions-rather Specific

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hi all!

i have a hypo problem. my dr. started me on 1/2 a grain for 3 three weeks. at first there was improvement, then it leveled off. he increased it to 3/4 a grain, and i've been doing that for a week. (armour). last week i felt a brain fog improvement, my skin cleared up, and the circles under my eyes were much lighter. now though, this week, my skin is breaking out again, circles are darker. things don't seem to be improving anymore.

i think that this means i need a higher dose. i don't want the brain fog to get worse again, i still have it, and i am a completely different person when i have it then when i don't. and it's been awhile. my dr. is reluctant to give me a lot because i am kind of skinnier (5'7 120ish).

do you think i need a higher dose though? should i implore my dr.? i've heard that sometimes it takes awhile...but i've been living with some really bad symptoms for awhile and i don't want to wait and see because i've never had any luck with that. in the meantime i've added kelp. i also have some adrenal fatigue.

Sara

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Raise when symptoms return. Chart your temps. Pulse. Symptoms. You are still on a very small dose. Ave dose is 120mg (2 grains)and lots need more than that - up to 240mg or 300mg. A normal Thyroid produces about that.Check FT3 & FT4 levels.

Read this page re dosing Armour.

http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/mistakes-patients-make/

Have you had adrenals tested ? Saliva testing for cortisol. Hormones checked ? Iron and B12 anaemia ?Its common to have other related problems by being Hypo for too long.

It takes a while to raise to your right dose. Are you multi dosing ? Have you tried sublingual? The forums at STTM can help you lots. I know its hard to read everything when you are foggy but they are used to that and can help heaps.


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It takes a while to raise to your right dose. Are you multi dosing ? Have you tried sublingual? The forums at STTM can help you lots. I know its hard to read everything when you are foggy but they are used to that and can help heaps.

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Sara,

You really need to get adrenals tested. If your adrenals are bad, all the armour in the world won't help you out until you get adrenals fixed up. You should really get on stopthyroidmadness website. They know what they're talking about and way more experience than most of us.

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