Yes! There is an alternative to taking Synthroid and it is called Armour. It was the only thyroid medication that was used prior to Synthroid coming on the market. It also has been around for over 100 yrs.
I am on Armour thyroid and I love it.
Armour is all natural so it can't be patented by big pharma so it's not a money maker for them.
You can go to this Yahoo thyroid group to learn more about using it and where to get it.
I was on Armour, my shrink switched me to levothyroxine because she says since Armour comes from pigs that there might me pesticides or antibiotics in it. My family doc thinks she is full of it and Armour is fine. I don't know who to believe. I might as a thyroid dr.