I was just diagnosed with hypothyroidism, with a TSH of 8.6. My doctor started me on 30mg of Armour Thyroid, and asked that I come back in 6 weeks for another blood test to determine if I will need a different dose. Today is the 5th day I have taken it (in the am on an empty stomach, 3 hrs before breakfast). So far I don't feel anything. I may even be more tired these last few days, definitely not any better. I am trying to be patient, but I was so hopeful this medication would let me feel like myself again! I would really appreciate if anyone could answer these questions.
1) When did you first start to notice ANY effects after first starting Armour (not switching from another medicine, but starting the first time after diagnosis)?
2) How long until you felt 100%? (or as better as you got if not 100%)
3) Did anyone feel worse before feeling better after starting Armour? (I was thinking maybe if the dose isn't high enough, it could still trigger your natural thyroid stimulation to drop - and since I'm not replacing enough thyroid with Armour, I could initially feel worse until my dosage is upped?)
Thank you for your help! ~Molly