Brand Name Thyroid Drugs

Brand Name Thyroid Drugs

There are 191 comments on the Bellaonline.com story from Jun 2, 2005, titled Brand Name Thyroid Drugs. In it, Bellaonline.com reports that:

Armour Thyroid + Manufactured by Forest Pharmaceuticals Forest Pharmaceuticals Armour is a Nature Thyroid product made from porcine thyroids.

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lin

Sparta, NJ

#185 May 24, 2009
Hi Veronica - I know it's been a while since you posted, but I'm just getting started on the levo meds and just came accross this forum...anyway you MUST give this some time. It's only been 2 weeks for me but I have noticed no weight gain OR loss. I'm only on 25mcg however to start. I HAVE noticed a little more hair loss in the shower in the past week but it's nothing THAT bad. I've read that this symtom goes away after the meds "level off". So don't panic...try to be patient. Your doctor should keep on top of your blood tests and he should also take into account your symtoms and what you SAY to get the correct dosage. I have faith that if I do this myself that eventually i will have the dosage that WILL help me with losing weight and getting all the BENEFITS we want with this stuff - which is supposedly why we're taking it in the first place - right? SO.. be patient (I know it's hard)and don't go off the meds on your own either as that could be dangerous. Talk to your doctor about ANY concerns/side effects. I have heard a lot of scarey stuff too but there are PLENTY of SUCCESS stories as well - people feeling better - losing the weight etc.(unfortunately, you just don't hear as much about THOSE)lol! And keep posting so we can compare notes from "accross the pond"!! Good luck in the meantime.
lin

Sparta, NJ

#186 May 24, 2009
PS - CAN ANYONE ANSWER WHY ARE DOCTORS SO HESITANT ON PRESCRIBING THE CYTOMEL T3 WHEN IT SEEMS TO HELP SO MANY! Especially with symtoms and weight loss. It seems like a lot of pple who are on a combo of T4 such as Levo and T3 Cytomel have the best results. Doesn't T4 only have to get converted to T3 anyway? So why not just start with that! OLIVIER ARE YOU STILL OUT THERE??? Perhaps you can answer or anyone else who has any idea or experience with this.
Jessie

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

#187 May 27, 2009
Hi Cathy i am also in Malaysia and in the same boat as you unable to get Cytomel due to doctor's prejudice. Have you found a solution yet? Do let me know if you have as I am also not comfortable with T4 alone
Cathy wrote:
I was diagnosed with hyperthyroid in 1989, had 2 relapses on medication and was given the radioactive iodine treatment in 1995. I have been hypothyroid since. I take 100mcg of Oroxine (thyroxine sodium) daily.
Like most of you, my doctors refuse to listen to my symptoms but would only rely on the lab results.
My latest result puts my FT3 at 3.6 (3.0 - 6.5), FT4 at 18.6 (9.1 to 24.4) and TSH at 4.25 (0.35 to 4.5).
The trouble I face is that Cytomel can't be obtained here in Malaysia. I can't get it online coz the endocrinologists here don't believe in it and won't give me a prescription for it.
I need my life back. I feel so frustrated that there's something out there that can help me but I can't get it.
Would anyone have any suggestion on what else I can do?
Marthamom

El Paso, TX

#190 Jan 21, 2010
Olivier wrote:
If you have joint pains you might want to try Cytomel. BUT KEEP THE SYNTHROID. DON'T LOWER. Cytomel = nothing better to get those pains away, get the depressive moods out and get that awfull brain fog out.
One must understand that when hypothyroid for a long time, then the adrenal glands have also slowed down there production: it's called adrenal fatigue. Since the thyroid didn't work properly, and the body was thus under major stress, the pituary relies on the adrenals to produce adrenaline, cortisol and DHEA-s stress hormones to compensate.
You can only raise T4 (thyroxine) each 6 to 8 weeks.
But you can raise T3 by 2.5 mcg (half a 5 mcg tablet) each two weeks. Do a TSH/T4/T3 panel each time.
Don't raise to fast either, once on 10 mcg cytomel, wait a little (1 month or so). Sometimes the adrenals get better and start back their normal production. You don't want to be to high on thyroid med because if the adrenal glands start back, you will live what some of us call a "thyroid dump" : you get a little hyperthyroid because the adrenal hormones improve the thyroid performance at the cellular level. It's really tricky.
But if you have these really bad symptoms then I recommend Cytomel.
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Hello,
I have just been through the thyroid dump because I increased my meds due to being hypothyroid. my TSH was4.6 I am trying to get to being able to tolerate .100 of synthroid I am really in need of more information about thyroid dump and how to ease into a higher dose. I lost my thyroid to cancer so I have to depend on synthroid. It makes total sense that my glands are over producing to compensate because I am hypo. Where did you get the information about this. help!!!!PLEASE
Janice

Whangarei, New Zealand

#191 Mar 8, 2010
This is the first time I've seen this forum, but I'm not new to hypothyroidism. I'm just making general comments in reply to other posts, and maybe they will help someone.
Thyroxine is a slow-acting drug. It kicks in within a few hours, so if you take it at night, take it just before you settle for sleep or it'll keep you awake. I prefer to take 2/3 of my dose in the morning, and the remander at night, as that keeps me best balanced. It lasts over 12 hours in the body, I think; I'd have to check that.
Don't just take notice of TSH; it's only one part of the equation. Take note also of T4, and T3 if taken, on your blood tests. Blood tests are important, but how you feel is also important. Try to find a doctor who understands this.
One of the most important things is to make any adjustments to your dose SLOWLY. I took a year to reduce by 1 tablet one time, and suffered no ill effects at all. In contrast, I had previously been jumped up in my dose, and did it quickly because I didn't know any better, and then I struggled to adjust for about a year. If you have to increase or decrease your dose, work out a regimen to do it steadily over a few months if you can, or even longer.
I hope this may be helpful to someone.
Janice

Whangarei, New Zealand

#192 Mar 8, 2010
Thyroxine is the name of the usual drug for hypothyroidism in NZ; in case my last post wasn't clear.
John

San Diego, CA

#193 Mar 25, 2010
I find a good source about thyroid drugs (Synthroid, Levoxyl, Levothroid)- http://thyroxine.org At this site I find a lot of useful information - how to take, side effects, description, dosage.
Robert Bootman

France

#197 Feb 5, 2013
I have ordered prescription drugs (without a prescription) online from http://inhousegeneric.info about two years ago, and was pleased with the speed and quality of service.
I'm thinking of doing the same thing with my medication. The meds is expensive, but there is a generic version available overseas.
I love the idea of taking responsibility for my own health (or lack of health) and skipping the bureaucracy... to say nothing of having to drive to the doctor, wait in line, yet again, to get a prescription refilled.
Evans

Sweden

#198 Apr 20, 2013
i wrote:
I have ordered prescription drugs (without a prescription) online from http://inhousegeneric.info about two years ago, and was pleased with the speed and quality of service.
I'm thinking of doing the same thing with my medication. The meds is expensive, but there is a generic version available overseas.
I love the idea of taking responsibility for my own health (or lack of health) and skipping the bureaucracy... to say nothing of having to drive to the doctor, wait in line, yet again, to get a prescription refilled.
http://inhousegeneric.info very clear and informative site, simple ordering process and very fast delivery. All round excellent service - will use again.
Lana

Germany

#200 Sep 16, 2013
have been researching for months and reading reviews for each pharmacy and finally decided to take the plunge and order from one. After coming to the conclusion http://goo.gl/bLFWQG seemed the most safest and had the best feedback I ordered my pills. Was very apprehensive at first due to cc fraud, ell and they are good i would definetely recommend and purchase againspam and being generally ripped off (have not received one spam email and no cc fraud) order process and checkout was simple.
placed my order on my debit card and was charged straight away and received confirmation email immediately. choose the speedy del trackable and was advised del would be 7-9 days and order was placed on the 08/01. was just about to email them today to chase up as now 15 days but behold package had been posted through my door. packaging seems as shown on webiste. apart from small delay on advertised shipping time i have been generally please with the pharmacy.
wont be taking the pills for another few weeks yet but all going well and they are good i would definetely recommend and purchase again from them.
agatha

Bagumbayan, Philippines

#201 Sep 19, 2013
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