- 02-24-2011, 10:22 PM
Was treated with 90mg of armour and TSH was around 4.8 and now to .104 My endo did not show up today and I dont know if I should cut down my dose or how much to cut down. I know this may not be the right place to post this but this is the main forum I use in my daily life. Any advice would be appreciated
- 02-24-2011, 10:50 PM
I personally wouldn't change a dose without the doc giving the order.
However, basic knowledge would tell me to back it off just a bit as that's entering a dangerously low level.
That's a tough call to make, man. I'm only very new to the thyroid-med game, but I'm just on 50mcg of T4, so not that much yet. How are you actually feeling? If you're getting worried based on any of that, you may want to half the dose for a bit (again, judgment call).
Definitely talk with the doc or any doc asap, though.
02-24-2011, 11:53 PM
Once on thyroid tsh is useless most endos are clues and get freaked out by low tsh. After thyroid meds is given then ft3 ft4 total t4 rt3 is all that need to be monitered along with monitering perpipheral thyroid factors which endo have no idea even exist. After dealing with several thousands protocols for thyroid it's common to see endos miss the boat totally. This actually can put paitent at risk for other health problems.
02-25-2011, 01:36 AM
Thanks for the replies. My freaking endo only checks tsh. I told him what about t3 and t4 free but he said his main concern is tsp. Anyways I have palpitations and crazy insomnia so I'm pretty sure I've gone hyper.
02-25-2011, 08:31 AM
02-25-2011, 11:16 AM
02-27-2011, 09:41 AM
I have a thyriod problem that I am also battling now. My doctor had scripted 1grain of Armour and 30mcg of T4 as well. I started taking the Armour first, because the T4 script had to be filled at a compound pharmacy and took longer.
The first day I began taking the T4 I had the exact symptoms your referring to. Heart palpatations and I couldn't sleep. I would even wake up in the night with the palps too. Since I was on the Armour first, it was clear to me the addtional T4 was likely causing the problem. As soon as I stopped the additonal T4, the sides stopped.
IMO, I think your dosage likely too high.
02-27-2011, 11:16 AM
most likely your are going into reverse t3 because adrenals are not cannot handle the thyroid. Your ferritin may be not optimal causing thyroid pooling in blood and thyroid deficiency at tissue level. Tsh is useless on thyroid meds so any one tels you different is not up on proper treatment
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