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Old 09-01-2009, 05:06 PM
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Armour Thyroid (RIP) :(

Anyone else freaked out by the lack of AT now?
'Apparently' it has been prescribed, 'illegally' by many doctors and now the FDA are forcing all these, 'dessicated' thyroid med's to be removed from the market unless they fill a NDA.
I spoke with a specialist today who told me some interesting news..
Said that the reason it was illegal to start with is because it was determined that the meds would deteriorate toward the bottom of the bottle (there is more to it but that's the bottom line, apparently)
Has anyone else been having trouble getting their meds? All the pharmacies here have run out and are 'back ordered' (which does not mean anything really..no release date is even posted on the AT site!)
Levothyroxine did not work for me but AT made a huge difference..

*sigh*
Does anyone take any non-synthetics like: Biothroid, Naturethroid, and Westhroid? Any natural recs for someone with hypothryoidism/Hashimoto's?

Doc has gone quiet..still waiting to hear back.. finishing last few med's in the meantime..

More info.. <3
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Old 09-02-2009, 09:05 AM
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I have Hashimoto's as well and Armour worked well in the beginning. They reformulated it this year and my symptoms came back. I've been ordering the Canadian 'Thyroid' online, it's made by Erfa. It seems to work well for me and others have had luck with Naturethroid and Westhroid. One of the best bulletin boards for thyroid issues is here:
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You can find a lot of information there.
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Old 09-02-2009, 04:30 PM
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thanks, beautiful! i am sorry you have it to-its a scary concept..
curious about the efra thyroid u get- naturethroid i have a perscription for but its veeeery hard to get now too (all dissicated roids are limited now-u can get some if u really luck out or if u take hiiiiigh doses that one cannot cut up for lower doses..)
Have you ever taken a synthetic? what are ur symptoms w/out a roid? hhows ur temp regulation? Going to check out that site agaain (I know of it-its good) so sad to hear those struggling w/o their meds esp the ones who cannot take synthetics.. some are literally dying! that is terrible! I'm a mild case but despite my numbers my symptoms are very scary and hard to manage.. <3
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Old 09-03-2009, 09:08 PM
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Yea, we were able to order brand Thyroid a week back for a patient that we couldn't get the armour for, but when I checked tonight...it is being discontinued by the manufacturer too. When I called for a patient last week, they said the patient had the option of having one compounded (not sure if it was at the clinic or at a compounding pharmacy-or truthfully exactly how they would, been a while since I have been in the compounding world), so might be an option to check into. Hope you can figure something out, I know having off levels can make you feel not yourself.
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Old 09-04-2009, 01:37 PM
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thanks, beautiful! i am sorry you have it to-its a scary concept..
curious about the efra thyroid u get- naturethroid i have a perscription for but its veeeery hard to get now too (all dissicated roids are limited now-u can get some if u really luck out or if u take hiiiiigh doses that one cannot cut up for lower doses..)
Have you ever taken a synthetic? what are ur symptoms w/out a roid? hhows ur temp regulation? Going to check out that site agaain (I know of it-its good) so sad to hear those struggling w/o their meds esp the ones who cannot take synthetics.. some are literally dying! that is terrible! I'm a mild case but despite my numbers my symptoms are very scary and hard to manage.. <3
When I was first diagnosed, I was given Synthroid and I hated it. My numbers got better, but I felt terrible - constipation, periods for 3 weeks at a time, weight gain, etc. I definitely feel better on the dessicated, and I'm sad to hear that it's going away. I'm going to try to stock up, I really don't want to go back to the synthetics.
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