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DJ 03-08-2014 11:44 PM

Armour - what symptoms got better first? And how quickly?
 
I've only been on it for a few days but I feel SUBSTANTIALLY less cold (like, less freezing cold) when my boyfriend is comfortable with the temperature in the apartment.

I've always been freezing cold when the temp is normal inside. I always had a space heater under my desk that would freak people out and I'd wear my coat all day.

Arctic_Mama 03-09-2014 01:50 PM

I noticed my cold intolerance eased by two days on Armour, as did the brain fog and fatigue in the same timeframe.

Leo41 03-09-2014 04:48 PM

Armour is both T4 and T3, so you might feel some effect of the T3, which takes effect quickly. But any effects from the T4 usually take a month to 6 weeks.

However, I've been optimally medicated for quite some time, and I still experience cold intolerance, which is now 'normal' for me.

DJ 03-09-2014 09:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Arctic_Mama (Post 16830071)
I noticed my cold intolerance eased by two days on Armour, as did the brain fog and fatigue in the same timeframe.

Oh I forgot about that! That's one of my WORST symptoms, it's lightened up today considerably. :)

watcher513 03-12-2014 01:59 AM

It's definitely the T3 in it. T3 warms me right up, thankfully.

DJ 03-12-2014 02:49 AM

I was able to get out of bed today without taking my Adderal for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. This is HUGE for me!

DJ 03-12-2014 03:09 AM

BTW - do any of you guys get sudden bouts of cystic acne?

DJ 03-26-2014 03:02 PM

I saw my pdoc today and weighed there for the first time since seeing my endo and getting the Armour, and I've lost about 15 lbs. :) It feels SO nice to finally not be looked at like I'm a closet binger! I take Adderall and my appetite is already non-existent, but I'd had severe constipation that was causing horrific back pain/sciatica pain if I walked or stood longer than a few minutes. Addressing the thyroid helped the constipation (I am SHOCKED, i thought it was unfixable at this point - I'd tried EVERYTHING and my GI doc was no real help other than suggesting it maybe might be related to the thyroid), so then that in turn eased the back pain eventually. Last week I was FINALLY able to go on a LONG fast-paced walk and I can slowly move back up on exercise now. Before I couldn't even stand up long enough to wash dishes for a few minutes because the pain was so intense.

It's so freakin' RELIEVING to see my efforts not be completely fruitless. I still have quite a bit to lose but at least if I follow "normal" diet and exercise junk like a normal human being it'll slowly come off. I am SO happy about this!!!

Psmileyf 03-26-2014 03:59 PM

That is great! I am so happy you are feeling relief.


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