... I'm 17 years old and it runs in my family. I started taking armour thyroid and I have not noticed a difference. I'm tired all the time, can't lose weight even though i'm active and eat healthy, and find myself withdrawing from my friends and family. I just want to feel like a normal teen again. Any advice on how I can manage my hypothyroidism and feel better?
You will feel better once they get you regulated and get your blood levels where they are supposed to be. This can take some trial and error so be patient. In the meantime just try to eat a balanced diet, drink plenty of fluids and try to get at least 8 hours sleep every night.
When I found out I was Hypothyroid I was put on Synthroid. It took awhile to feel better. It can take 4 to 6 weeks weeks to start balancing the thyroid. Even then you might need to change your mg of your meds to adjust to what you need. Try to continue to eat, sleep and exercise. Don't overdue any of these. It just takes patience. You will see you will feel better.
- Armour Thyroid Information for Consumers
- Armour Thyroid Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Armour Thyroid (detailed)
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