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What thyroid replacement to use with LDN

in by kgauze
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I am currently on a compounded prescription of T3/T4 and want to try LDN but wondered if I should switch to Armour so I could better self-regulate the thyroid replacement. Does anyone have any experience with this?


About kgauze

Conditions: Hashimoto's thyroid disease

Doctors seen: MD – primary care

Treatment: Prescription medication/shots, Diet, Gluten free

Children: 1

Age: 35-44

kgauze
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3 Answers

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Is your compound prescription synthetic or desiccated thyroid medicine? It seems like the compound prescription should be better if it is compounded for exactly what your body needs (assuming you've been on the same dose for years).

But since the LDN may change what level of thyroid hormone you need, the most important thing may be how easy it is to change your dosage so that you don't become wildly hyperthyroid (those symptoms are awful and sometimes scary - e.g., rapid heartbeat was the one I hated most).

This note is on the LDN website in the "cautionary warnings" section - see #2 - http://www.lowdosenaltrexone.org/#Cautionary_warnings so if it takes a long time to get a new compound prescription/dose, it might be easier to change to Armour for a while so that you can change your dose faster by taking fewer grains if you start getting hyper symptoms. When I switched from Synthroid to Armour, the biggest difference was adding in the T3, and since you are already on T3 and T4, I would guess it would be an easier transition (I also like having T2 and T1 (which is in Armour) even though drs think you don't need it. I just think, why would our real thyroid hormone make T1-T4 if it didn't serve some purpose that we just have not discovered but that's just my personal opinion.)

Hope this helps and interested to know how it goes once you take the LDN and whether you don't need as much thyroid replacement.

sunnydays
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About Me:

Conditions:

Hashimoto's thyroid disease

Doctors seen:

Naturopath

Treatment:

Prescription medication/shots, Vitamins, herbs, and/or supplements, Gluten free

Children:

3

Age:

35-44
Answered on January 10, 2013

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Sorry, one other thing - I just found this LDN website which may have some other info too: http://www.ldnscience.org/

sunnydays
10

About Me:

Conditions:

Hashimoto's thyroid disease

Doctors seen:

Naturopath

Treatment:

Prescription medication/shots, Vitamins, herbs, and/or supplements, Gluten free

Children:

3

Age:

35-44
Answered on January 10, 2013

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