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Can Armour Thyroid cause shortness of breath?

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Dr. Mirjeta Guni

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Posted on Thu, 19 Apr 2018 in Thyroid Problem and Hormonal Problems
Question: I really need help with my hashimotos and my reg doc just looks at the TSH and proclaims I'm fine. Recently I have had terrible side effects from my Armor Thyroid. I ended up in the ER with anaphylatic shock two weeks ago. I could barely breathe. I had eaten nothing new. I had changed nothing but I noticed with the latest batch of Armour I was getting short of breath approx 4 weeks before the ER visit. I was sent home and I stopped taking the Armour. Within 2 days I was feeling great. Now though, I am not taking anything and I know it won't be long before the thyroid issues start taking their toll. I want to know what on earth I can take. I am getting more and more allergic as the years go by to just about everything. I bought a porcine allergy test online and it proved positive which answers why the Armour thyroid became an issue but I really don't want chemical alternatives if there is another solution. Any advice you can give will help I'm sure. Thanks so much
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Answered by Dr. Mirjeta Guni 13 minutes later
Brief Answer:
About allergic reaction to armour:

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thank you for asking!
I have gone through your concerns carefully.

Allergic reactions to Armour thyroid are very rare.
Have you used other thyroid hormones before ( levothyroxine) have you had an allergic reaction to them?

How is your TSH level and do you have signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism?

It'll be a pleasure to help you further.

Awaiting..

Kind regards,
Dr.Mirjeta


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