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    Anyone out there with hypothyroidism?

    I've got hypothyroidism. I'm 37 and on 100mcgs of t4 and 20 of t3. Just wondering how others deal with the pain in the ass that is this disease.

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    Have you tried iodine (not iodide)? This is moleculare iodine and is in a liquid form, typically. It did wonders for me. There is also a rather archaic iodine deficeincy test where you put topical iodine solution (for cuts) on your skin and see how much it disappears in 24 hours. Put it on right after your shower and look at it the next day before your shower. It should be still there, mostly. If it is gone or greatly diminished, you have an deficiency.

    Iodide (usually sold as potassium iodide) is not the form your thyroid needs. It needs the iodine (also called molecular iodine sometimes). It's a bit hard to trace down since most companies sell the pills in the form of iodide. If you research this through google you will learn a lot. You also need about 1000% of the daily minium requirement to reverse the issue. I found a liquid form that is 10,000% of the daily dose. One drop a day for 5 days did wonders for my energy levels. You can take too much, so do your research.

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    Okay, so you're saying that iodine affects energy levels? That's interesting. I use a lot of salt because I am an endurance athlete but I only use sea salt and have never taken a supplement. I'll research this.

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    What are your levels? do you have any lab blood work available?

    There are some people who feel iodine can exacerbate hypothyroid. Some really adhere to it. The latest idea is to go gluten-free.
    Are you under a doc's care with the t3 t4? And is it synthetic or a desiccated porcine thyroid combo?

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    Good site here fellows: http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/

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    ^^^ x2......

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    ^^^ x3......

    Can you give a few more specifics? What are the brand names of the T4 and T3 you take? How are you taking them and when? How did you determine your what was the correct dosage for you? Have you noticed *any* improvements since you began treatment? Specifically, which symptoms are you still experiencing?

    A few of us hear have some experience with this and may be able to help but the more info you can provide, the better.

    Thanks and best of luck.

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    Do not use iodine if you have hashimotos.

    Do you know why you have hypothyroidism?

    Do you have TAB?

    If not you can take SSKI.

    I have a friend who has come off all thyroid meds because of sski.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gdevine View Post
    After reading some info on this site I feel better about my doctor. She recently just put me on Armour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by biggymrat View Post
    After reading some info on this site I feel better about my doctor. She recently just put me on Armour.
    How's it working out for you so far? Were you aware of the reformulation of Armour?

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    Quote Originally Posted by forrest_and_trees View Post
    How's it working out for you so far? Were you aware of the reformulation of Armour?
    Actually, I wasn't aware of the reformulation. I just started taking it about 6 or 7 days ago. Prior to that I was on Levoxyl.

    To be honest, I felt pretty good on Levoxyl and didn't even know anything was amiss. My first couple of days on Armour really sucked. I felt like I first did before I found out that I had hypothyroidism. I guess I'm feeling alright now. It's hard to tell because I also recently started TRT.

    My doctor has me on a plan to increase the dosage of Armour every month until I am a 120mg. Right now I'm at 60mg and next month I'll jump up to 90mg.

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    Sorry, hadn't looked at this post in a while. I'm not sure why I have hypothyroidism but there is a family history. I am usually on 100mcgs of T4 and 20mcgs of T3, both of which are name brands because I'm allergic to the generics. I'm not sure what TAB is? And I don't have Hoshimotos. Also, I haven't had a blood lab in a long time. I don't have ins at the moment, but I've been stabilized at that dose for a long time. When I play around with my T3 levels I usually lose weight very fast but then have other symptoms that are a trade off, like difficulty reading or nervousness. Of course, after a while I get too thin --I have pics if anybody is interested in what an ex-BBer turned cyclist looks like -- and then my body will cannibalize muscle as it needs fat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlimmerMe View Post
    What are your levels? do you have any lab blood work available?

    There are some people who feel iodine can exacerbate hypothyroid. Some really adhere to it. The latest idea is to go gluten-free.
    Are you under a doc's care with the t3 t4? And is it synthetic or a desiccated porcine thyroid combo?
    Yes, I have an endo and no, only synthetic synthroid and cytomel . But again, no recent BW.

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