I did not respond well to thyroxine, felt poisoned on T4 and T3 combined and did better on T3 alone, but was still way off normal. I then got quite unwell after a period of a lot of physical and other stress moving house and a new doctor kindly allowed me to try Armour thyroid as the T3 did not seem to be working.
When I first went on Armour, I felt knocked out and drugged but in a very pleasant mood, like a slug that could not do much. I improved a bit (still taking small amounts of T3) but as my Armour went up (I started on a quarter grain and increased every 5 weeks or so) I started losing lots of hair. I have had hypo issues for years and have never lost hair so I do not understand this. Can anyone understand why this should be?
I have also been feeling a lot worse. I am in the process of increasing my meds so am aware I could still be underdosed, but at the last dose increase I felt so appalling and my mood dropped to one of dark despair - totally unlike me. I have just come off the Armour and am back on the T3 as I could not continue to feel like that and am unable to see my doctor at the moment as I am with family at the other end of the country!
I just wondered. Can people who feel toxic on synthetic T4/T3 combined take Armour? Or does it suggest a bad reaction to T4 in any form? I have felt really appalling, not just tired but toxic and ill and this despair, which seems to go when I don't take it.
Thanks for any light you can throw on this!