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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-13-06 03:56 PM
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21. Interesting, sounds similar to mine
1. combo graves/hasimotos "we're not sure what to call it but you've got it"
2. reactions to many types of thyroid medicine. I ripped out my carpet and ran a HEPA filter 24 yrs a day, got allergy tested, talked with an "esteemed" endrocinologist and 2 pharmacists, all of whom said that I couldn't be reacting the fillers in the medicines since "that doesn't happen".

BS. My sypmtoms would change, depending on which brand rx I took. Finally I had a naturopath prescribe me natural thyroid which worked, no allergic side effects and I feel good now. None of the other docs (FP and Endocrinologist) would prescribe this since "it is not as well regulated".

My doctor, PA actually, said he'd follow me on it, keep prescribing it as long as it all worked. My original endocrinologist (insurance won't cover now) said to regulate dosage not just by bloodwork, but to get it in the right range and then go on how I feel, that this was very important. I keep a 3 month supply on hand (could live a couple months on 1/2 dose in case of emergency before dying) and remember to remind my pharmacist to use the SAME BRAND each refill, since they can differ.

Armour is the big brand name, I use another generic one that is working well.
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