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Old 09-13-2007, 07:34 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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i have underactive and have been taking levoxyl for over 6 mos. I feel like crap most of the time, no energy etc and now i hear armour thyroid is alot better. I had no idea there was other meds for this. anyone had a problem and how did yu fix it. I'm tired of being tired and have been blaming it on hormones that i've taken for years and now it may be thyroid.
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Old 09-13-2007, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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You may need to up your dosage. Also, I know they are supposed to be the same, but I switched from levoxyl to Synthroid and it made a difference. I think only an endocrinologist (or at least a thyroid specialist) can prescribe Armor. My family doctor cannot. Make sure when you have your blood test that you ask for the numbers. I have extra pills and adjust mine depending on how I feel. I seem to need less in the summer and more in the winter. Good luck because not only is it very frustrating, it is exhausting. I've been there.
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Old 09-13-2007, 08:27 PM
 
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I would get another blood test, it sounds like maybe you need a higher dosage. I have taken levoxyl for around 10 yrs. I can go a year or two and not need a dosage increase, but then I may have 2 or 3 increases in a years time.
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Old 09-13-2007, 08:31 PM
 
Location: In my mind
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I'm on synthroid as well, that is the first thing my doctor pescribed for me for my thyroid condition. I did find one thing very interesting, it says not to be used as a weight loss pill. I thought great now this will help me in more than one way, boy was I wrong. Went to the doctor and explained to him after taking the pills for 6 weeks I gained 30 lbs. I have no real choice but to stay on what he pescribed for me, just have to find a way to loose the extra weight now. Before being put on synthroid I had no energy was sleeping an average of 12 hours a day and I was afraid of losing my job. I now after about 7 hours of sleep automatically wake up feel fine and can go on about my day. Before, I would have rather just stayed in bed all day, no energy, nothing. I do understand and wish you the best ....
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Old 09-13-2007, 08:32 PM
 
Location: ♥State of the heart♥
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i have underactive and have been taking levoxyl for over 6 mos. I feel like crap most of the time, no energy etc and now i hear armour thyroid is alot better. I had no idea there was other meds for this. anyone had a problem and how did yu fix it. I'm tired of being tired and have been blaming it on hormones that i've taken for years and now it may be thyroid.
I started on Synthroid, then switched over to Armour and it has helped me tremendously! Armour contains both T3 and T4. My thyroid doc is great, he not only checks the blood test, but LISTENS to his patients! Blood tests are not the entire story. If you are on medication but do not feel well, either the type you are taking isn't for you, or the levels need adjusting.

I see you are in NJ - so am I. If you need a recommendation for a endocrinologist, PM me. My doc is fantastic!
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Old 09-15-2007, 07:45 AM
 
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everything I read in my research says that armour is way better.

Here are two books that I bought when I was diagnosed:

The Thyroid Diet-Manage Your Metabolism for Lasting Weight Loss by Mary J. Shomon

and

What Your Doctor May NOT Tell You About Hypothyroidism, by Ken blanchard, M.D., Ph.D.

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Old 09-15-2007, 12:59 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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You guys are great, i am gonna ask about the armour when i see her next month. I used to have more energy and don't. i quit smoking two years ago so should between the meds and that i should be feeling better than this. She just did a blood test and

keeps telling me i am back to normal with it. For months now we have b een blaming how i feel on hormones so i switched them. Now i think it's this thyroid thing. i take the smallest mcg possible.
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Old 09-16-2007, 04:04 AM
 
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Blood tests do not tell the whole story. The blood tests I take showed I was at the proper level. But I still had no energy. I finally got my doctor to up the strength of my medicine which he did, and now I feel fine. I have taken synthroid but now take levothyroxine. I see no difference in either. It is the strength of the medicine that really counts for me. Problem is, most doctors will not listen to the patient. That is a major problem with most doctors.
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Old 09-16-2007, 08:00 AM
 
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After reading about coconut oil giving one more energy I tried it, and for me it works. You will want to read about it. just google, coconut oil, thyroid. i also think the right meds will help too.
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Old 09-21-2007, 01:51 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I just had the blood test and the numbers, so she says, are normal so i should be normal too. Well, i am not. My energy lev el is not what it should be even tho i am not a teenager, i should stil feel better. I see alot of people saying their blood results were normal and they still changed and felt better. This stinks.
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