Jump to content
  • Join Our Community!

    Do you have questions about celiac disease or the gluten-free diet?

Mtndog

Armour Thyroid

Rate this topic

Recommended Posts

I was put on Armour Thyroid about a year ago and recently couldn't get it refilled. I was told it was backordered and that the company couldn't predict a release date. Anyone else get this?

I got Thyrolar (sp?) as a replacement and it seems fine so far but wondering what happened with Armour?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've had a little bit of a problem for a couple of months now but can still get it. If you call Forrest's number you can get the formal recording covering everything but basically the higher doeses are not being made until later this year. The lower doeses are still available. The last time I had to call around to find it and I got all kind of stories from pharmacists like the FDA pulled it off the market because of safety, quality control, etc. or it was an antiquated medicine and good doctors now prescribe synthroid or they just stopped making it. According to the recording by the manufacturer the lower doeses are still being made and all doses will be available again soon. I haven't had any problem finding the lower doeses - but please don't believe me and call the company :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
What's a lower dose? I was on 120 mg (or 2 grains).

Oh gosh, the grain - mg thing gets me. If I remember from the message the highest dose currently available is 1 grain but I don't know the mg equivalent. I use a small pharmacy and they are always willing to recalculate the dose but I'm not sure if the larger chains will do that. I used to take 1 pill twice a day and now I take 2 pills each dose. Sorry I can't be more specific.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I havent had any problems with getting Armour. Just got a refill last week (90 mg. = 1.5 grains).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I guess i should know the answer to this as i've seen these 2 drugs mentioned so many times.

Can you please tell me why the Armour is better than the synthroid? Maybe they are used for different folks depending on their medical issues?

Thanks for answering and old but related question

Judy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I havent had any problems with getting Armour. Just got a refill last week (90 mg. = 1.5 grains).

We should give the company to see if anything has changed.

Forest's Medical Information

and Communication department

can be reached at:

800-678-1605 ext 66297

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Can you please tell me why the Armour is better than the synthroid? Maybe they are used for different folks depending on their medical issues?

Synthroid is a synthetic med of T4 only. Armour is an old fashioned, natural med ( made from dessicated pigs thyroids) that contains T4, T3, T2, T1 and calcitonin. Pig's thyroid are very nearly bio identical to our own.

Around the mid 1970s Drs were trained to believe that the new T4 drugs were superior and that supplementing T3 was unnecessary as T4 only drugs converted to T3 anyway. Strictly speaking this is not true as our own thyroid - if they are working correctly - make T4 and T3 every day.... ie some of the T3 comes from the actual thyroid, and some from the conversion of the T4 part of the thyroid.

So .... if you have no thyroid working it makes sense to replace it's function with something that is as close as it can be ...to what it would have been working like originally.

1 grain = 60mg.

I use 1 grain tablets anyway -as I prefer to multi dose throughout the day. Easier on the adrenals that way. Energy lasts all day.. Once again - a bit closer to natural to do that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had my prescription refilled for 6 months in July/August, and no 60 mg tablets were available. My prescription was filled with a combo of 90 mg and 30 mg. So I take one 90 and 2 30'd every day. I thought it was pretty weird that they couldn't order 60 mg's. But this is working okay. I don't have to cut any tablets in half now, which is nice.

Hmm. I like the idea of taking it spaced through the day, does it impact sleep though?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Hmm. I like the idea of taking it spaced through the day, does it impact sleep though?

It seems to help sleep. Remember that our own Thyroids work day and night .....if they are healthy... I try to take my last grain at around 3pm but I know many that take quarter of a grain before bedtime and sleep like babies.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I went to get my 3 month supply refilled in August and the pharmacy only had 90 pills left and I needed 270. These were the 60 mg/1 grain size. So I went to the Armour website and it said that the lower doses would be back ordered for a short period and the larger sizes 2 grains and up wouldnt be out till I think November. Well I get panicky because only Armour works for me well. Synthroid does not work for me at all. As soon as the back order was lifted on the smaller doses, I ordered 300 (60mg) pills from a supplier online. You can freeze them indefinitely. I never want to run out!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Georgie and all

I had a goiter and only have a tiny piece of my thyroid left

guess it kicks in sometimes.

i take synthroid 20 MCG daily

He always checks for all the T's 1-2-3-4

They come back ok. Thanks for the info all of you

Judy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was taking 2 60 mg pills (2 grains). I wonder why they couldn't get it. So far the Thyrolar seems to be working OK (has to be kept refrigerated but so do my antibiotics, probiotics, B12 shots). My fridge is actually a pharmacy <_<:huh:

Here's a link about the Armour shortage

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Top Posters +

  • Upcoming Events

    • May 29, 2019 04:00 PM Until 08:00 AM
      0  
       
       
       
      Celiac Emotional Healing Support Group
       
       
       
      Again you are invited to join Johnny Patout, LCSW for Baton Rouge's first emotional healing support group meeting to assist those living with celiac disease manage the emotional challenges so many of us face. Most often the emotional disturbances include depression, disinterest in normal activities, insomnia, grief, mood changes, anxiety, inability to concentrate, extreme concern about managing a gluten-free lifestyle and other emotional and behavioral challenges.
       
      The professionals at Jamestown Avenue Counseling Center created the emotional healing support group to give us a safe place to begin to process our emotions and support each other as we heal emotionally while managing celiac disease and the resulting autoimmune disorders.
       
      The emotional healing support group meets every Thursday, 6:00-7:00pm, at the Jamestown Avenue Counseling Center of Baton Rouge. Jamestown Avenue Counseling Center is located at 4637 Jamestown Avenue, Baton Rouge, Suite B-1. Suite B-1 is upstairs.
       
      The support group is free and open everyone managing celiac disease. For more information: emotionalhealingforceliacs@hotmail.com
    • June 01, 2019 Until June 02, 2019
      0  
      Nourished Festival is a family-friendly event with 10 locations across the US. Attendees will be able to sample food, health and beauty products, meet with companies, learn about the most current food lifestyles, receive coupons and attend educational sessions with industry experts. 
      Nourished Festival, managed by The Nourished Group and presented by Enjoy Life Foods, is the largest gluten-free, allergy-friendly and specialty diet event in the US, with 10 locations including.
      ABOUT THE NOURISHED FESTIVALS
      Managed by The Nourished Group, formerly The Gluten Free Media Group, The Nourished Festivals are the largest and fastest growing special diet consumer events in the United States. Started in 2007, the events have expanded from one to ten cities throughout the country. The festivals cater to anyone looking to lead a healthier lifestyle or those who follow a specialty diet due to autoimmune conditions, food sensitivities, allergies or intolerances. Offerings including Paleo, Keto, Plant-Based, Gluten-Free, Allergen-Friendly and Nut-Free products. The events provide the opportunity for attendees to sample and purchase new products, receive coupons, meet with brand ambassadors and attend educational classes with industry experts. For more information, visit http://www.nourishedfestival.com 
       
    • July 07, 2019 Until August 03, 2019
      0  
      For more information, visit www.kefss.com or call (407) 255-6550. info@kefss.com 

      KEF USA Summer Camps Announces the New KEF Gluten-Free Camp in Orlando, Florida for Youths with Celiac Disease.

      [Orlando, FL February 6, 2019]-KEF USA is excited to announce that we will offer a new 100% gluten-free camp program to give kids and teens with Celiac Disease a safe, exciting and healthy summer. KEF USA programs offer fun and unique experiences that can only be found in Orlando, Florida. Campers explore the theme parks and local attractions, make new friends, discover new interests and create memories that last a lifetime.


×
×
  • Create New...