I have been on synthroid for 12 years since the total removal of my thyroid. I have weight gain, hair loss(clog drain every time I wash my hair) and low energy. Sometimes my thinking seems foggy and slow. My dose has been checked and adjusted to current levels of 112mg.
I just switched a few months ago from synthroid to armour thyroid - I had been on synthroid for about 2 years after having one thyroid removed. I do feel better and less foggy so I think the switch was a good thing for me so far. As far as weight gain issues I am hoping I'll lose some weight now but I also just quit smoking and I am dealing with the weight gain there. I would advise against taking both. Be sure to check with your physician because the dosage would be different on armour. Hope this helps.
No you can not take two meds for hypothyroidism Ask your endocrinologist to change you to natural instead of synthetic It worked for me most of my symptoms are gone or at least manageable except I can not lose any weight haven't been able to figure out how been on phentermine and tried Qsymia nothing seems to work since being diagnosed with hypothyroidism Anyway good luck
I have been taking Synthroid 25mcg and Armour Thyroid 15mg for 6 months. I have Hashimotos. This seems to work for me. Yes I have struggled with my weight going up and down but it part of my life with my weight struggle. At one point I had hair loss so bad I would put a brush threw my hair and clumps would come out. This combination has stopped that issues and finally after 3 years of fighting with it it starting to even out.
I was on Synthroid 150 mcg then 200 mcg per day for 7 years & still felt fatigued & sleeping all the time. My wonderful doctor did a complete thyroid profile & stated he was changing me to NP thyroid medication which I believe is similar to Armour only different inactive ingredients, but don't quote me on that :). All I can say is I feel like Rip Van Winkle who has suddenly awakened after 100 year nap. I've lost weight, energy level is that of a twenty-year-old & I'm now 62 years old! This change perhaps isn't for everyone but I thank God everyday for my brilliant doctor & thanks to the manufacturer of NP Thyroid medicine! I hope this information helps you and good luck.
I actually had some of the old synthroid and Armour left. Armour works wonder for my hair, skin and nails, while Synthroid gives me energy but I was having extreme hair loss. For six month I combined the two and felt great - Armour and Synthroid. I’ve been on everything: NP only, NT only, Armour only and Synthroid only until the hair fell out. I don’t think my doctor liked me combined the two, but I felt great and my numbers were great and no symptoms. These worked the best for me and plan on asking my endocrinologist to let me do it again because taking NP for 14 months has stopped working - low energy, hairloss and neck hurts where thyroid is.
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