Here are my latest blood results (my dr agreed that I needed a higher dose of Armour),
Free T3 4.8 (3.1 - 6.8)
Free T4 11.9 (12-22)
I was on 2 grains about 10 days when I did the blood test. Does the Free T3 peak around this time (I think I read this somewhere)? Or is the Free T3 a true reading? Strangely enough on 1 1/2 grains my Free T4 was 12 although my Free T3 was 4.0, TSH 4.0. Not sure why the Free T4 is not increasing but I know it can be slow to (and 2 grains only contains approx 75mcg T4)
I usually increase by 1/4 grains every 2 weeks or so. I am currently on 2 1/4 grains, doctor gave prescription to go to 2 1/2 grains. When I do increase, after about a week I improve but then around 10-14 days I start to go very hypo again. Has anyone elses experience with Armour been like this? When you do get close to a stable dose how long does it take to notice the difference? I've seen different scenarios - some people say they notice the difference straight away but some say it takes longer. BTW I don't have a thryoid so guessing I need a fairly large dose - possibly around 3 grains.
Would be interested to hear people's experience. Thanks.