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Dr. Jeffrey Dach Explains Why He Prefers Natural Thyroid Medication Versus Synthetic

By June 20, 2010

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Jeffrey Dach, MD, a Florida-based integrative physician with a focus on treating hormone imbalances, has written an article outlining why he supports natural desiccated thyroid drugs -- like Armour Thyroid and Nature-Throid -- versus synthetic levothyroxine. You can read his article "Why Natural Thyroid is Better than Synthetic," at OpEd News or his own site, Jeffreydach.com.

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June 25, 2010 at 3:01 pm
(1) Paul R. says:

I’d love to be able to just take naturally dessicated thyroid tablets.

The only problem is that I was all the way up to 1 grain of Armour and it was too much T3 for me.

I also tried Naturethroid when I was hit with the Armour shortage, and after 2 weeks could not wait to get off of them. I had just started taking 12.5 mcg of T4 w/ a 45 mg dose of Armour, and was feeling better mentally. I added Naturethroid and started to get weird feelings of anxiety attacks out of nowhere.

A part of me wonders if all I need to do is take Naturethroid at the right dosage and don’t need additional T4, but I don’t know.

If I knew for sure it would work, I’d go back and try again. But as far as I know, Naturethroid did not work well for me.

March 21, 2012 at 4:10 pm
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