I don't know if anyone has been through this but I started taking Armour in October 2015 and have continually lost weight. It got so bad (I look anorexic) that I stopped taking it on Wednesday 7-27-16. I have lost 50+ lbs and am like skin and bones. My only alternative, as I saw it was to stop cold turkey. I couldn't afford to lose anymore weight. Ever since Wednesday I have put on a pound a day. (I'm obviously from the US.). I'm just afraid when my body is depleted of the extra T3 or whatever caused my weight loss, I'm going to react very poorly. I'm taking it a day at a time and hoping I don't have a terrible reaction.
I went from 90 mgs. of Armour in October 2015 to 240 mgs. which is what I was taking up until Wednesday right before I stopped taking the Armour. (I was on Synthroid for 14 yrs. prior to beginning Armour. I switched because of the hair loss and lack of energy I was experiencing.)
I have a script for bloodwork coming in the mail, so I should have results in a week or two to see where my current levels are. But the last time I had bloodwork done on 3-21-16 my levels were as follows:
TSH = 0.01 (0.4-4.5); Free T4 = 1.5 (0.8-1.8); Free T3 = 295 (210-440)
I don't know if I've become hyperthyroid or if it's something else. I started losing the weight as soon as I started taking Armour with no other changes and slowly continued to lose more and more as long as I took it. I didn't know what to do but did know I had to try and stop the weight loss. I did read that weight loss can be a side effect of Armour but I never expected this.
If anyone has any advice, I would greatly appreciate hearing from you. I'm just so afraid of what will happen. I'm happy I'm gaining weight and I feel ok but I'm just not sure if I'm handling this properly.