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Old 08-30-2018, 08:31 PM
 
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Your comment about taking Synthroid when necessary, when would that be? I agree with you totally on all the reasons to take desiccated. And the endos I saw for 10 yrs while trying to get thyroid supported were of no help. My D.O. got me on the track of Armour.
My doc says it can be necessary in some cases where the thyroid has been removed and some cases of Hashimoto's.
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Old 08-30-2018, 08:33 PM
 
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Synthroid has been FDA approved since 2002, though it was on the market much longer.

NatureThroid and Armour are not FDA approved, not grandfathered and not "generally recognized as safe and effective" as far as I can tell.
My MD, and thousands of others, would disagree. It's also still a prescription medication and subject to the same regulations as Synthroid.
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Old 08-30-2018, 08:41 PM
 
Location: South Florida
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Would disagree with what?
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Old 08-31-2018, 05:36 AM
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Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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Hmm after reading this I'll have to ask my doctor if my itchy hands and arms could be from my Levothroxine. I will check into it. Sadly I have worse side effects from Synthroid so I won't go back to that.
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Old 09-01-2018, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Central IL
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I've had 3 doctors tell me not to get the generic. The pharmacy at my clinic won't even carry the generic. Why? Because the FDA allow generics to go 20% either way and when you have a thyroid condition, it has to be precise. If it's off just a little, you are fatigued.
It is even worse if your thyroid has been removed due to cancer because they want to keep you in an even narrower range so any variation is problematic....which is why I was also advised to never use generics.
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Old 09-11-2018, 04:47 PM
 
Location: A place that's too cold
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Rather than start a new thread, I thought I'd add here that, once again, Naturethroid is on back order. I went several months playing around with alternatives in 2017 during that lengthy back order period (when RLC was transitioning to a larger manufacturing facility). Now I just found out that it is again unavailable. This is crazy and irresponsible.

I feel best on a combination of synthetic + natural, but I'm just about ready to go back to synthetic only, just so I won't have to deal with these back orders and the months of trying to get regulated.
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Old 09-11-2018, 05:52 PM
 
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Rather than start a new thread, I thought I'd add here that, once again, Naturethroid is on back order. I went several months playing around with alternatives in 2017 during that lengthy back order period (when RLC was transitioning to a larger manufacturing facility). Now I just found out that it is again unavailable. This is crazy and irresponsible.

I feel best on a combination of synthetic + natural, but I'm just about ready to go back to synthetic only, just so I won't have to deal with these back orders and the months of trying to get regulated.
I hear you on this one, CVS has a 200 tab script on file and could not get any of my product for months and I just got a call the other day, they got me 100 tabs 2 grain tabs for $31, now to get it. I thank goodness was able to get fill in stock from a homeopathic pharmacy who didn't let me down. I can't imagine being without it. Not really sure why and I know the company moved to larger facility, but could be more and more going with NT.
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Old 09-11-2018, 08:48 PM
 
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Last time there was a back order, my doc switched me to NP Thyroid until it became available again. I actually ended up liking the NP Thyroid better and have stayed on it ever since. May want to check that out.
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Old 09-11-2018, 09:15 PM
 
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Last time there was a back order, my doc switched me to NP Thyroid until it became available again. I actually ended up liking the NP Thyroid better and have stayed on it ever since. May want to check that out.
NP is known as Acella. I see it does not come in 120+mg tab. 90mg seems to be highest. Do you know if this changed. How about price, is it as good as NT? Here's a run down of NDT meds.

https://stopthethyroidmadness.com/ar...-other-brands/

I'm happy with NT and it wasn't until the company moved etc that this shortage occurred as long as I've been taking it. Acella is a script, right?
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Old 09-11-2018, 10:31 PM
 
Location: A place that's too cold
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Last time there was a back order, my doc switched me to NP Thyroid until it became available again. I actually ended up liking the NP Thyroid better and have stayed on it ever since. May want to check that out.
My mail order pharmacy didn't have NP Thyroid either. I guess I could start calling local pharmacies, but sheesh, I remember last year it was so time consuming, and I couldn't find any brand of natural thyroid anywhere.
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