I do not trust TSH tests and want to TRY Armour after complete thyroid removal 20 years ago. After thyroid removal, my surgeon put me on Synthroid for 16 years and i felt super. Then my insurance plan dripped coverage of Synthroid and I was put on levothyroxine. Changed docs, who lowered my levothyroxine for one year (I gained weight, lost hair "all-over") I returned to previous doc and got levo increased and solved most problems. Reading reviews, I want to try a natural way with the hope of losing the gained weight while on the lower dose of levo. Best I ever felt was the post-surgery 16 years on Synthroid.