Nature-throid does it work? Let us know your experiences.

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DeniseB

Well I've been taking the Nature-throid for 1 week now! I do seem a little bit more tired than when I was on Armour otherwise no side effects, I have 140 of the Armour tabs left so I am going to go back to taking them as from tomorrow, as they have a much earlier use by date! That should take me to beginning of Jan 2010, when I will review the Nature-throid situation.

 If you have tried or you are going to try Nature-throid I would love to hear how you get on with them, don't make my mistake and take too much. If you know of any other helpful treatments please let me know. Any advise would be welcome and I would love to hear of your experiences. Take care Denise

 

 

 

 

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written by Tina Connell, August 18, 2009
Hi Denise! ok I will let you know if I try them b4 my armour runs out, I hope you won't mess your system up, by switching back to armour? will that be ok? Maff what do you think? can any harm be done by switching back and forth? anyway had to see my Gp today regarding blood test results, he assured me that my thyroid is functioning well and that the T3 levels are fine......that said he has now put me on statins because my colesterol is high, and because my BMI is normal, he wants me to take the statins for two months and have my bloods redone to see if the colesterol levels go down. as for my glucose levels being high(it is borderline diabetes) he wants to do the same with that redo the blood test in two months. anyway fingers crossed. I told him about my body temp being low, he seems to think its ok?? I must say since all that episode of the vertigo has gone I am feeling much better in my self, and not tired at all(hence writing this at 1am lol!) my blood pressure is not as low as it had been either, so mabe the fact that I am taking the extra bit of armour has definitely helped. Anyhow fingers crossed eh? take care. tina.
DeniseB
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written by Denise Belgacem, August 18, 2009
Morning Tina,
Please be careful. Satins can cause more harm than good please google them, side effects including muscle pain and depression and I think you would be better trying to correct this colestrol problem with your diet, walnuts are good for this and it's easy you just need to take a few each day, it works!
I can not see any harm with switching as when I was on T4 the docs gave me several different makes and it is after all just another brand! Low blood pressure is very common for people with our condition and I am glad to hear your is up. Denise
DeniseB
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written by Denise Belgacem, August 18, 2009
Also For a non-drug approach, a study in the Archives of Internal Medicine last year found that omega-3 reduced the chance of dying from heart disease more than statins.

tinac
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written by Tina Connell, August 18, 2009
Ah thats useful information Denise thanks! i will try the walnuts, I also have lots of omega 3 in my diet. My Nature-throid arrived very promptly this morning, so I will continue with the armour and then switch, as the expiry date like yours is jan2012! the armour expires next year. I asked my GP what the side effects were, and he said he wouldn't tell me because i would go back next week and tell him i had them all lol! But I did read that it can give you muscle pain and depression, and I am certainly not going there again! so I will start with the walnuts and see how i go. take care. Tina
tinac
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written by Tina Connell, August 18, 2009
P.s. I was referring to the statins of course lol!
DeniseB
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written by Denise Belgacem, August 18, 2009
Tina,
I really don't believe Doctors any more! My Endo told me Armour would give me a placebo effect and we both know that’s not true. My Ex doctors told me Armour was dangerous LOL!
It seems to me that medicine today is all about prescribing the newest drugs available for every conceivable illness and we are the poor souls finding out that the drugs don’t work!
I will help line the demi gods oops I mean doctors pockets from the sale of these meds or be one of their guinea pigs!
Freedom lies in being bold. In my book natural is best! Take care. Denise
DeniseB
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written by Denise Belgacem, August 18, 2009
PS I meant I will NOT HELP LINE THEIR POCKETS!
Maff
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written by Matthew Hogg, August 18, 2009
Hi guys,

Just wanted to mention that vitamin B3 is very effective at lowering high cholesterol and doesn't have the side-effects of statins. Various forms of vitamin B3 are known by names including niacin, nicotinic acid, and niacinamide. Research has repeatedly demonstrated the cholesterol-lowering effects of these nutrients.

I'd really be wary of taking statins as Denise has already said. Dr. Mercola's site has a lot of information about their downsides. If you get treated for your thyroid problems properly your cholesterol should return to normal anyway but in the meantime vitamin B3, a diet high omega-3 and omega6 fatty acids, and soluble fibre would be preferable to statins in my opinion.
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written by Ro, October 29, 2009
I tried Levoxyl but had horrible chest pains, I found a Dr. to give me Nature-throid, very nice it worked well with no side effects but I was not feeling optimal, I changed to an Endo
Dr. and without testing me he doubled my 1 grain dose and I quickly became Hyperthyroid and it was severe. Be careful this is not a simple suppletment it is a serious drug and it works etremely well if used properly.
DeniseB
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written by Denise Belgacem, October 29, 2009
Thank you for your comments,
I know all about the reactions, but I must add my body told me when I was taking too much, I feel great now! I really don't need the Doctors, I know my body and I don't need a arrogant educated idiot called Doctor I know it all or Dr God to tell me I don't, I just listen to my body it works! My experiences so far have been that Endos are a waste of time too, they all have some sort of vested interested in promoting the synthetics it's a Money in my pocket thing. I went through hell was told to double my dose of T4 all though it made me extremely ill, I now have trouble with my right knee because of the falls I experienced while on T4! Live well Denise
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written by Achristop, November 18, 2009
Had 20 years of problems associated with Thyroxine. Heart palpitations, Atrial Fibrillation, soreness of mouth, tongue and throat, etc etc the list was endless. 2 and half years ago I started on Nature-Thyroid! Fantastic! No side effects at all! I am now fitter and walk 4 miles per day, my mood swings are non existent, and I can LIVE AGAIN!!! If you're prescribed....don't look back. It takes a while to get well ...6 months in my case. My TSH was 44...it's now 1.6!!!
DeniseB
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written by Denise Belgacem, November 19, 2009
So sorry it took you so long to find that nature is best, but great to know you got there in the end! My problem is I can not get it prescribed, if you managed this I would love to learn how?
I've never looked back since I changed, thought I was going mad on the Levothyroxine. I now live life to the full. I want everyone to know they don't have live in Levo-hell. Let's all live well Denise
colleenb
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written by Colleen Barry, December 04, 2009
I had been on Armour thyroid, and I started feeling worse after the reformulation. Weight gain, freezy cold in many layers plus wool hat plus 2-layer gloves while most people around me were wearing sweatshirts or jackets and not shivering violently. Also, I could not make decisions, had trouble coming up with words while speaking, and was not thinking well in general. AND THEN? I found one months supply of Nature-throid and had to take a slightly higher dose (162.5mg Nature-throid instead of 150mg of Armour since their dosing is slightly different) and WOW! what a great month I had!!! Energy, thinking sharp, a little weight loss, a much improved relationship with food--fantastic!!! Then I had to go to a compounding pharmacy for my next prescription. While I am not doing poorly, I am not doing that well on it. Heart palpitations, more hot sweats, weight up some, and not thinking as clearly. I should have written my Christmas letter last month! Soon, the Nature-throid will be back on the shelf (according to Mary Shoman, and I hope it works as well this time!
DeniseB
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written by Denise Belgacem, December 07, 2009
Dear Santa,

Please can I have my health back for Xmas?
A big dose of love and understanding from my family members because I know it's difficult, I am not the Denise I use to be!
Extra doses of kind considerate doctors in my stocking and please, please grant my wish not to have to struggle to get the health care I need in 2010.
A sprinkling of hope and positive thinking and there’s nothing more I need.

Thanks Santa I know it’s a big order, but my fingers are firmly crossed and I am counting on you.

Love Denise x
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written by Kimber, April 22, 2010
I found out recently I am slightly hypothyroid. Began taking 30 mg. daily yesterday of Nature-Throid. I actually feel worse. I feel like a zombie - I am tired and having trouble concentrating and driving, etc. Should I decrease my dose, or continue on 30 mg. and eventually these general bad feelings will go away?
DeniseB
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written by Denise Belgacem, April 22, 2010
It’s very difficult to say how much you should take, it is really trial and error and of course you should start off on a low dose and build up. You don’t say if a doctor as advised you or if you are self medicating and what level you are at on the thyroid scale. You may be better with a support formula. Listen to your body it took me 7 months to find out the right medication for me, not every one is the same it’s not a case of one pill fits all. Hope this helps Denise
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written by Kimber, April 22, 2010
Thank you, Denise. Yes, I am under the supervision of a doctor. He advised me to start with the 30 mg. daily. I have been having symptoms of hypo. and my TSH is 5.11. Can you tell me what you mean by a 'support formula?' I had a complete hysterectomy 5 months ago, so I'm taking bio-identical hormones as well. Thanks.
DeniseB
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written by Denise Belgacem, April 22, 2010
My level was 15 can you believe it before they started to treat me and 7.5 when I first went to see the Docs! You are very lucky to have such an understanding Doctor to prescribe you Nature, where do you live because I want to move there. A support formula is one like HSF which stands for Hypo-Support-Formula, which I buy off the internet it just helps give you that little extra lift. There are many things you can try Q10 is one of them, but like I said before everyone is different. I was in Levothyroxine-hell before I found out about desiccated thyroid. It could be a long journey to what’s best for you, but I got there. Denise
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written by Kimber, April 22, 2010
Denise-I found the HSF from RLC Labs. I put a call into my doc to ask about this. Have you heard of anyone complain of burning scalp and face, dry eyes & skin - either before or during hypo. treatment? My symptoms with this are severe. Thanks much for your help.
DeniseB
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written by Denise Belgacem, April 23, 2010
The thyroid controls everything in your body and when it’s out of sync it’s not surprising that your whole body feels wrong! My skin was so dry I could have scratched it off, in fact my symptoms were so numerous the endocrinologist said he didn’t know how to treat me. But I fought the system and won, although I can’t get a doctor to prescribe me. I think some doctors rely don’t care and are much too interested in getting you out of the way in the time allotted for your appointment than actually preventing or curing any illness. It’s about numbers and money unfortunately, gone are the days of the dedicated professionals. I prefer to treat myself, after all I am just studying one illness while the doctor heads are full of untold ills, plus I listen to my body, no one knows it better than I do. Learn all you can, the internet is a wonderful place, but be careful not to believe everything you read! Take care Denise
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