I would love to hear from people on Armour or Erfa how you are doing, especially since STTM has been claiming lately that Armour was reformulated again (and has been working even LESS well than it did after the 2009 reformulation...) and, apparently, that Erfa, too, has changed, although the company denies this...I read that even the founder of STTM has now switched to a different brand, after doing well on Erfa for years.
This does not bide well for thyroid patients in Europe, with even less NDT drugs to choose from than in the US...
I have been on "reformulated" Erfa in the past year and doing OK, even fine sometimes, but I never feel stable...sometimes I feel borderline hypo on 6 grains daily, then hyper, decrease it slightly, only to end up feeling borderline hyper on 5 grains...so really confusing.
I have all the signs of adrenal fatigue - puffy face, dark circles under eyes, salt and sweet cravings, water retention, fatigue temporarily "cured" by caffeine or alcohol...you name it. I was diagnosed with AF a few years ago, and put on Medrol (4-6 mg daily) by my doctor (a Hertoghe doctor). I felt great at first, but Medrol no longer seems effective. I was told I could not take HC because of my tendency to retain fluid. The other day, I had a facial treatment, and the esthetician commented on my puffy face and dark circles under eyes...she asked if I am overworked and don't not sleep enough
I am currently on 5.5 grains of Erfa, and 4 mg of Medrol daily.
I don't know if that has to do with Medrol, or Erfa, or both...or something completely different...?!
Any input and advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks,