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I think I am celiac have all the s+s plus. Have Hoshimotos.. have 160 speckled ANA several different doctors. no one is taking reaponsibility for any.. each orders one little thing and doesnt like how the other did. have leakey gut too it looks like. I guess I should just have the endotest done and get it over w? anyone know? switched to synthroid at my husbands urging.. but only if I could take cytomel (T3) because I knew I dont covert t4 to t3 very well. Now Im back to being cold, hair is starting to fall out by the handfuls, skin is dry.. Hate the celaic diet. might be easy some say but tastes like crap and I am at a loss to go out to eat w friends,but it looks like I have many sensitivities anyway and cant have nitrates and now tons of common meds either.

Heres my point, after getting done complaining for a minute. what do I take synthroid or armour? and why? can order armour online or waste yet another copay to see a dif dr. or stay on synthroid I recently switched 2. Psychiatry will order t3 for those of you that see one.. just ask. 2nd thing is that I seen to have connective tissue disease, kinda like RA.. but is that celiac? does anyone else have all of this w their celiac disease or will any of it get better once Im figure out how to eat? thanks

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I have been on synthroid for 20+ years, with good results. I think it is different for everyone. Some people LOVE armour and some people do just fine with the synthroid. I also have Hashimoto's When is the last time you had labs done regarding your thyroid? When my levels are bad, I get the same symtoms cold, dry brittle loss of hair etc. When I am in perfect sync I feel perfect. I would get the endo tests so you know where you are if you have not already had them. How can you get quality Armour on line? Is it regulated? What country do you live? If you are getting your Armour on line instead of through your doctor, how can you be sure of the quality you are getting? I guess I'm a bit confused by your post.

My answer would be: you need to get tested by your endo to know what your numbers are.

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i have taken a few different types of thyroid meds over the last 17 years. synthyroid wasn't a good fit for me. i liked the armour and felt better but i felt uncomfortable taking it just for the reason it was derived from pigs. (this is my own hang up but like i said i did feel better on that then i did with synthroid). now i am on levothyroxine and it seems to be working. you may need to try different ones until you really feel a difference. good luck! :)

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I'm back on my Armour. It seems to work much better with my system. I have tried combinations of levothyroxine and cytomel. Never could get the dosage correct. I'd either be freezing with super dry skin and hair falling out or I'd have a racing heart with fatigue. I eat bacon so I just think bacon when I take my Armour.

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Natural thyroid was LIFE ALTERING for me. I would never ever let synthroid pass my lips again.

The trouble is, doctors just like with celiac are total morons when it comes to thyroid issues and prescribing natural thyroid. So you have to find a doc who will give it to you.

I take Westhroid. Armour has reformulated and there are lots of people not doing well on it anymore. I did great and then when I got ahold of the new formula, I got really sick with symptoms.

There is a shortage of natural thyroid right now, so once you get the script, you have to call pharmacies and find it, or google the brand you are using and call them directly to get a referral to a pharm.

The doc needs to know how to dose you and work on your dose until your symptoms clear up, raising it or lowering it. Generally you start on a smaller dose and work your way up.

A great website is www.stopthethyroidmadness.com Most of us natural thyroid people call Synthroid "Syncrap." :lol::lol: There are some natural thryoid yahoo groups you can join and the people on there are a wealth of information.

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Also one of the best things about natural thyroid is that you can dissolve it under your tongue. It goes straight into your bloodstream that way and you don't have to worry about an empty stomache. Most of us take it that way. You'll see if you visit that website and join the yahoo group. They can guide you.

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i have never heard of natural thyroid! thanks for the website link... gonna look into it. did you have a hard time adjusting when you made the switch??

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I have been on synthroid for 20+ years, with good results. I think it is different for everyone. Some people LOVE armour and some people do just fine with the synthroid. I also have Hashimoto's When is the last time you had labs done regarding your thyroid? When my levels are bad, I get the same symtoms cold, dry brittle loss of hair etc. When I am in perfect sync I feel perfect. I would get the endo tests so you know where you are if you have not already had them. How can you get quality Armour on line? Is it regulated? What country do you live? If you are getting your Armour on line instead of through your doctor, how can you be sure of the quality you are getting? I guess I'm a bit confused by your post.

My answer would be: you need to get tested by your endo to know what your numbers are.

Hi.my NUMBERS ARE tested at every dr I see,everyone wants to do their own.. they all want to blame how I feel, on my thyroid... I do have 20,000 antibodies in the testing... or use an antidepressant.. the ssri's have interacted w my headache meds no one knew at the time ( only a few years ago!) so I ended up w a heart cath. stress test and cardiac monitoring for 2days. they said Im just anxious and take my meds again and go home.. I knew that wasnt it.... so got off SSRI couldnt get off the headache stuff... saw a thing on TV about the interaction and that WAS it!SSRI's they have found, cause damage and chest pain when taken w triptans for headaches...

I took Armour thyroid and it is regulated as it can be from animal... when I did find a dr to give it to me it was the same bottle same company same everything... switched to synthroid under pressure for dr's to be able to SEE my NUMBERS... am back to hair falling out, cold, and dry skin... I had a few drs write for it. but they werent covered in my ins. and their appts are expensive and long.. so its easier to do it myself. as I said before, no one seems to care how I feel, they only care about numbers and getting the patient out as quickly as possible... I know, I ve been an RN for 20+ years. but I digress... I want to know what to do next? D8 + D2 genetic test? endo biopsy? what? been too long and Im tired. gonna give it 2 more weeks on the synthroid and cytomel.. if too much hair gone, and still cant get warm.. will be sooner... would appreciate ANY imput ... thanks laurie

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Hi.my NUMBERS ARE tested at every dr I see,everyone wants to do their own.. they all want to blame how I feel, on my thyroid... I do have 20,000 antibodies in the testing... or use an antidepressant.. the ssri's have interacted w my headache meds no one knew at the time ( only a few years ago!) so I ended up w a heart cath. stress test and cardiac monitoring for 2days. they said Im just anxious and take my meds again and go home.. I knew that wasnt it.... so got off SSRI couldnt get off the headache stuff... saw a thing on TV about the interaction and that WAS it!SSRI's they have found, cause damage and chest pain when taken w triptans for headaches...

I took Armour thyroid and it is regulated as it can be from animal... when I did find a dr to give it to me it was the same bottle same company same everything... switched to synthroid under pressure for dr's to be able to SEE my NUMBERS... am back to hair falling out, cold, and dry skin... I had a few drs write for it. but they werent covered in my ins. and their appts are expensive and long.. so its easier to do it myself. as I said before, no one seems to care how I feel, they only care about numbers and getting the patient out as quickly as possible... I know, I ve been an RN for 20+ years. but I digress... I want to know what to do next? D8 + D2 genetic test? endo biopsy? what? been too long and Im tired. gonna give it 2 more weeks on the synthroid and cytomel.. if too much hair gone, and still cant get warm.. will be sooner... would appreciate ANY imput ... thanks laurie

Ummm... I think you've gotten a lot of input, and appreciation is always nice when people take lots of time to post to your threads.

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i have never heard of natural thyroid! thanks for the website link... gonna look into it. did you have a hard time adjusting when you made the switch??

Not at all. The results were dramatic within a couple of days.

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