Due to the cost of Armour in February I bought Nature Throid to try this and started on 7th March, 3g Armour changed to 3g Nature Throid. Within 5 days of taking this all my symptoms came back, but most particularly swellings in my thighs. Between the 13th March and 2nd April I took 2g Armour and Ig Nature Thyroid as I had low Armour supplies. I had to wait until 2nd April to start on 3g tablets for them to arrive from the USA which I then cut each day taking 2g am and 1g lunchtime. (I was previously on one 2g and one 1g tablet - I am not sure that this should make any difference).
I have found no improvement on 3g Armour and still have swellings in my thighs and pain in my thighs when I do exercise classes. I am again very tired in the afternoons.
I have had blood tests done again and these are very similar to the ones I had when I felt really well on Armour back in November, FT3 and FT4 are slightly higher but within range so I am confused as to why my symptoms have returned. I was hoping they would disappear going back to Armour but they haven't.
02.11.15TSH <0.02 (0.3-4.2) FT3 6.0 (4.0-6.80)FT4 15.0 (12.0 – 22.0)
20.04.16TSH <0.02 (0.3-4.2) FT3 6.5 (4.0-6.80)FT4 17.0 (12.0 – 22.0)
I take vitamin D3, B complex and sublingual B12, K2, CoQ10, and adrenal support NAX and hope my previous levels of these from a year ago have improved.
I am seeing my endo next week but just wondered if anyone had any ideas out there or questions to ask him? Too expensive to get bloods done there so I would have to go back to the GP for these.
I took no Armour the day before the blood tests and both were done between 8.30 - 09:00.