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Does my thyroxine dose need to be increased ?

Hello everybody...need some advice please. I was diagnosed with Hashimoto s just over 4 weeks ago.Took 25 mcg of thyroxine for 2 weeks and since then been on 50 mcg.My TSH has gone from 27 to 5.6.T3 up from 2.1 to 2.3 T4 up from 6.8 to 8.8.I am under the impression that the aim of treatment is for a TSH of less than 2 but my Doc says it is a great result and he won t up the dose because he does not want to use all the arms in his weaponry at this early stage! Any thoughts folks? Thank you
Wed, 16 Dec 2009
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First off all if you are in the UK, 99% of doctors do not know how to treat thyroid disease. They only know about Thyroxine which is a synthetic CHEMICAL and should not be in your body. It has many side affects as you will find in a couple of months...weight gain, extreme fatigue, frequent bowel movements, puffy eyes and dry skin, and many others. In the long term it leads to osteoporosis. In time you will experience these side affects, so please keep the information that I am about to tell you as you WILL need it. You can treat your thyroid by natural medication with NO side affects. The medication is called Armour Thyroid and is derived from pig’s glands that have a great success rate. They actually used to prescribe it in this country for people with thyroid disease. Yet most doctors don’t even know that, in fact most doctors will not have heard of it and advice you against it while not being able to give you scientific evidence why you shouldn’t! That’s because it’s all about money not health. Their problem with natural products is that nobody can patent them, so the government cannot have exclusive ownership. But they can by making up synthetic chemicals. What you need to know is that about 85% of people are unable to transfer T4 into T3 when they use Thyroxine. T3 is essential to the function of the main organs of your body. Armour thyroid naturally has T4, T3 and T2 and T1 and it make you feel well with no side affects. Tyroxine does not have T2 & T1. Once you research it at the site below you can order it from the recommended site I was on Thyroxine for two years and did not feel well on it I had absolutely no energy and my weight ballooned up to 19 and a half stone. I started my Armour in April this year and I am now 15 and a half stone with loads of energy. Armour Thyroid helps increase your metabolism where thyroxine slows it down. As you don’t know me, don’t take my word for your health go to Sheila Turner (expert on thyroid disease) runs this thyroid patient advocacy site which will inform and educate you on your disease. There are over six hundred other people on that forum who are taking Armour Thyroid and can give you advice. Pretty soon you will see that doctors know absolutely nothing about treating the thyroid. The are ignorant about it.
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