I was taking .137 of levothyroxine and they couldn't figure out what dosage of armour to put me on. They didn't want to put me on armour, but they ultimately prescribed me 1/2 gr. of Armour Thyroid. Their indecisiveness is scary, does this dosage sound about right?
I'm still taking the Levo. but my aunt went through the same thing that you are faced with. It's not unusual for the dosage to seem very much like a guess. Everyone's body responds differently to the meds. To complicate things, even after we find what's regarded as the proper dosage, a flare or remission of hashimoto's can temporarily throw things "out of whack" again. Basically, your doctor should initially check your free T4 and TSH every 6 weeks until a pattern of readings in the normal range is established. After that, he will probably only check it once every 3 to 6 months. You should educate yourself on the signs of both hypo and hyperthyroidism and make note of any symptoms that you feel may fit. Basically, if I'm so tired that I can't function (hypo) or my heart is racing like mad (hyper) for more than a few days then I call my doctor to report the symptoms and request a check of my Free T4 and TSH. It may take up to a year but you'll eventually get settled into a dose that you and your doctor are comfortable with. Hope this helps! Good luck and let me know if you have any other questions!
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