Don't ever give up hope!

Posted by: DeniseB

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I have shed a stone now since being on Armour thyroid, I started taking it on the 21st of March 2009 so just over a pound per week, I have done nothing other change from Levothyroxine, and if anything I am eating more!
To you Doctors out there who promote Levothyroxine and other synthetic options only, I would ask you to please consider that some people can be violently intolerant of it, as I was!
To my fellow thyroid suffers I would say don't ever give up hope, your salvation may be just a little tablet away, I had over two years of Hell, living in a dark place with me hiding inside. I can see the blue skies now, the difficult times have helped me to understand better than before how rich and beautiful life is, and that so many things that one goes worrying about are of no importance whatsoever.

Now I feel great on Armour, I am almost back to my old self and life, at last is finally worth living again!





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written by Denise Belgacem, June 22, 2009
I have come to accepted fear as a part of life, I feared I would be stuck in the black hole that Levothyroxine created, but what I fear now is not being able to obtain my Armour!
Had I listen to the doctors and not researched Armour and then not gone ahead and tried it despite the pounding in my heart, and my head saying; ‘you'll die if you venture too far." I may well have died, not in death but the real me inside!

Be not afraid! Only when we risk going too far can we find out how far we can go, and I'v e come along way!
written by devonbay, July 06, 2009
Hi, just to say I was put on levo with the result that I went from bad to worse but I was referred to a wonderful enocrynologist who after trying various combinations of meds allowed me to try Armour thyroid with his backing. I had to buy the Armour myself then if it worked he said he would get my GP to prescribe it and that is exactly what happened. I feel 100 times better on Armour although not 100%, life is worth living again.
written by Matthew Hogg, July 07, 2009
Hi both of you. It's great to hear you're both doing so well on Armour. I had the same experience....levothyroxine did nothing for me but Armour (and in fact T3 medication as well) made a huge positive difference. Especially mentally.

I wondered if you wouldn't mind writing quick reviews of the thyroid meds you've tried in the reviews section of the site. I'd really appreciate it. Those pages get a lot of visitors who I'm sure would love to hear as many experiences as possible. Here's the link:

Thyroid Medication Reviews

Thanks smilies/smiley.gif
written by Denise Belgacem, July 09, 2009
Hi, I am back, I had a wonderful time, ate like a little pig and didn't put on an ounce! Maff, I am very busy playing catch up but will post something when I have time if you want to cut and paste anything I have written so far please do so.
It's great to know other people have benefited from Armour!
I want the world to know that it’s the difference between day light and darkness! The Doctors out there should listen to how we feel not to stupid test results that mean very little if you still feel like death warmed up.
Good luck to you all on your search for health, life is an experiment, don't be scared, test everything until you find your goal! Denise
written by Matthew Hogg, July 09, 2009
Hi Denise,

Glad you had a great time on your holidays! Thanks for the permission to copy and paste your posts to the review section. Unfortunately it won't let me post as you so I'm afraid you would have to do it yourself. If you get a minute once you have caught up with everything that would be great. The review pages get at least as much exposure to people who could potentially benefit from your thoughts as the blogs do so it would really help to get your message out.

Thanks for taking the time to share your experiences here. You have clearly helped a number of visitors smilies/smiley.gif

Take care!

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