That is a good question... I would be asking your endocrinologist for best substitutes. I don't see it being manufactured any time soon.
I have been on Armour Thyroid for many, many years but switched from the regular formulation to "compounded". I have not only tolerated this formulation the best... I also have lost a lot of weight and kept it off for 5 years now. This has been nothing short of a miracle for me. I also want to add that I have suffered from recurrent major depression for so many years that I thought the way I felt was normal. After switching the formulation and then my lifestyle habits... all has fallen into place for me and I am approaching 60 years young and 92 lbs. lighter.
Has your doctor even recommended Armour? I promote a book called, "THYROID POWER, 10 STEPS TO BETTER HEALTH" by a Dr. Richard Shames, M.D. and his wife Karalee, RN, PhD. These two people have spent their lives and careers helping people get their lives back. This book is an easy read and quite informative. I had one of the best consultations with my own doctor after reading this book because I understood what was happening to me and I then knew what questions to ask. There are questions and answers specifically for doctors at the end of this book. My doctor kept my book for a while and then told me it was a very informative read.
I wish you well on your journey...
Hello. According to my endocrinologist there was a error in making the med and they are now back logging for a year before more production is available. In the meantime I take what they got. So far so good. Doctors have very specific criteria for Armour. You will have an interesting discussion. The main objection is that the pig and beef extract is just as artificial as the synthroid. Neither are made in man. Batching differences is the problem with Armour, so if sensitive it will cause problems. Otherwise for some with reactive responses to the synthroid, the Armour does best. Karen
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