Irene spent 26 years on T4-only with constant problems, and doctors simply said she was depressed and her TSH was “normal”. She finally got on Armour and her life started to change immediately. She is still working on finding her optimal dose.
For 26 years, I had been on Levothyroxine, and complained the whole time about pressure in my throat and my thyroid feeling big, feeling chronically tired, and a whole bunch of other symptoms. My doctors kept telling me it was all in my head and I was depressed.
They put me on depression meds for 15 years that did not work. They kept telling me my TSH was normal, and I was fine. After a while, I gave up and assumed that I would never feel good again.
Then, last year, my employer had a health fair and I met a integrative medicine group. I talked to one of their nurse practitioners who is an “expert” on thyroid problems. First I was a little hesitant to go see her. But eventually, I decided I had nothing to lose. And I am so glad I did! I discussed all the research I had read on your website with her, and she agreed with everything I said!
We did all the lab work we needed to do, and I started Armour Thyroid three week s ago. And after two weeks, 80% of my symptoms disappeared! My scalp and my ear canals are no longer itching. My hair is no longer dry. The mood swings are gone. I feel so much calmer! It is amazing how much calmer I feel. And this has only been about 2 to 3 weeks that I’ve been on the Armour Thyroid.
The energy level has not improved yet. And I still have occasional fullness in my throat area, but that has improved greatly. I no longer choke on food or vitamins. She also started me on vitamin D and fish oil. I can’t wait to see what’s going to happen in the future. We have a lot of work to do. But I’m so glad that I finally decided to take a chance on her.
I can’t believe I waited 26 years and listened to my doctors telling me that it was all depression and it was all in my head. They were so wrong.