In this video I explain how to convert from armour thyroid to levothyroxine or from levothyroxine to T3. It is based off of a thyroid conversion chart that I create which is more accurate than the traditional conversion chart used by most Doctors.
If you can convince your Doctor to switch you from Levothyroxine or T4 to NDT then make sure you are getting the right dose. Many providers and patients make the mistake of lowering their total dose of thyroid hormone when doing this process and feel worse afterwards.
By using the chart above you can get the proper dose of NDT, T4 or Armour thyroid when converting.
Here are some basic guidelines:
In these examples NDT = Armour thyroid, WP thyroid or Naturethroid
50mcg of T4 = 1 grain of NDT = 25 mcg of T3
100mcg of T4 = 2 grains of NDT = 50mcg of T3
150mcg of T4 = 3 grains of NDT = 75mcg of T3
200mcg of T4 = 4 grains of NDT = 100mcg of T3
In addition I also give some practical advice on how to switch from T4 only medications like Levothyroxine to Natural Desiccated thyroid medications like Armour thyroid. In general I recommend starting the titration slow and periodically increasing your total dose every 10-14 days to prevent negative side effects from the T3.
I also go over some of the average dosages of patients on T4, NDT and T3 in my practice. These numbers vary based off of the individual but these ranges can help determine if your dose is high enough.
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This video is not intended to be used as medical advice. If you have questions about your health please consult your physician or primary care provider. Dr. Westin Childs goes to great lengths to produce high quality content but this is NOT a substitute for medical care.