using t3 thyroid hormone during pregnancy

Using T3 Thyroid Hormone During Pregnancy: Is it Safe?

The standard of care is to place all pregnant women on T4 only medications such as levothyroxine or Synthroid.  But what happens to women who are taking thyroid medications which contain T3 when they become pregnant? What about women who are already doing well on medications that contain T3 and want to become pregnant? We are going to …

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10 things to know about armour thyroid

10 Things Patients Should Know About Armour Thyroid (Before using it!)

I’m a big fan of Armour thyroid (and other formulations of NDT) and have used it on many, many patients.  But, like any prescription medication, Armour thyroid has some important aspects that you should be aware of as a patient.  If you are someone who is considering using Armour thyroid, if you are someone who is already …

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3 causes of cytomel related hair loss

3 Causes of Cytomel Related Hair Loss & What to Do About Them

If you are new to Cytomel, or if you’ve been using it for a long time, this information should be helpful!  While Cytomel is probably one of my favorite medications used to treat hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s, it doesn’t come without risks and potential side effects.  Among these side effects includes the potential for hair loss.  Don’t let this …

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high T3 symptoms with thyroid medication and without

High T3 Symptoms With Thyroid Medication (& Without)

T3 is the single most important thyroid hormone that your body creates.  It is also the most powerful and biologically active of all thyroid hormones.  But, like anything in life, too much of a good thing can be a problem.  In this article, we are going to explore T3 in more detail. I will walk you through the …

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6 problems with natural desiccated thyroid hormone

6 Problems with Natural Desiccated Thyroid Hormone

Are you currently taking thyroid medication but not quite feeling like yourself? Perhaps you’ve heard about the thyroid medication NDT (natural desiccated thyroid) and you’re wondering if this medication can solve your problems.  Before you jump into using this medication let’s take an honest and in-depth look at the pros and cons.  This article will walk you through …

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how long does it take thyroid medication to work

How Long Does it Take Thyroid Medication to Work?

Have you recently started taking thyroid medication? Are you still waiting for it to kick in? If so, then this is the article for you.  The short answer to your question is that it takes around 6 weeks for thyroid medication to kick in and for you to start feeling better.  The long answer is that it can be …

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NP thyroid vs armour thyroid: What's the difference?

NP Thyroid vs Armour Thyroid: What’s the Difference?

NP Thyroid is a thyroid medication which is similar but slightly different than Armour thyroid.  Will switching from Armour to NP make a difference in your body? Will it help with weight loss? Will it prevent hair loss? The answer is maybe and it has to do with the difference between these medications.  The difference is not big, …

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List of thyroid medication names

Thyroid Medication Names: List of T4, T3, & T4 + T3 Medications

This post contains a complete list of thyroid medication names based on the thyroid hormone content of the medication.  The list includes medications with T4 only thyroid hormone, T3 only thyroid hormone, and T4 + T3 thyroid hormone combinations. If you want to learn more about thyroid hormones, which hormone certain medications have, and how they will …

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Thyroid deiodinase: How D1, D2 and D3 impact thyroid function

Thyroid Deiodinase: How D1, D2 & D3 Enzymes Impact Thyroid Function

Thyroid deiodinase enzymes serve to manage thyroid hormone at every level of metabolism.  Even more important is the fact that these enzymes can become dysregulated by everyday common medical conditions.  Understanding the importance of these enzymes is critical to understanding how to further treatment, especially if you are taking thyroid medication such as levothyroxine or Synthroid.  This post …

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Is NDT (natural desiccated thyroid) the best thyroid medication_

Is NDT (Natural Desiccated Thyroid) the Best Thyroid Medication?

Natural desiccated thyroid is a thyroid medication that comes from pigs!

This medication contains a more "complete" profile of thyroid hormones when compared to almost all synthetic thyroid medications out there. 

This has lead many people to tout NDT as the "best" thyroid medication. 

In this article, we are going to explore this claim while also discussing the pros and cons of this medication. 

You'll learn who should use this medication, who should avoid it and the pitfalls of using it

Let's dive in: 

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