What are your options once you have a formal diagnosis ? My goal with this post is to offer information on what is out there and again include a little of my personal experience.
Synthroid comes in dosages from 30mcg to 300mcg and is the synthetic compound of T4. It is bio-identical to what your body naturally produces. Synthroid should be taken on an empty stomach first thing in the morning 30 min to an hour prior to eating. For me I take it about 2 hours before I eat because I wasn’t absorbing it as well in the 30 min to an hour time frame. You should be having regular lab testing to make sure that the dosage you are taking keeps you within normal limits.
Armour is measured in grains, a 1/4 grain is the equivalent of 9.5 MG of T4 and 2.25 MG of T3. It comes in dosages from 15 MG to 300MG. Armour is not bio-identical to the hormones your body produces naturally. I don’t have any personal experience with this particular medication, but I hope to transition to this option soon. Similar to Synthroid, Armour should be taken on an empty stomach first thing in the morning 30 min to an hour prior to eating. You should be having regular lab testing to ensure that the dosage you are taking is keeping you within normal limits.
- A nodule that might be cancerous
- You have a thyroid cancer diagnosis
- You have a nodule or goiter that is causing compression of the trachea, difficulty swallowing, or a visible mass
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