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My partner had to his have his thyroid removed in 2013 due to cancer.
He is 40 years old and has been on levothyroxin ever since.
He has been on 250mg a day. He has been doing ok on this dose apart from excessive sweating, tiredness , weight gain and heart palpitations.
He recently saw a new consultant who basically said that if he continued to take such a high dose 'it would be like driving a car all day every day with your foot flat to the floor' and eventually it would cause other parts of the body to wear out.
He advised him to drop his dose to 225 mg a day. He recommended drinking coffee and energy drinks to help with tiredness. Unfortunately my partner suffers from bad migraines and cannot drink coffee or energy drinks.
He has now been on the 225mg a day dose for approximately 4 weeks and is really suffering with tiredness, achey legs, weakness and struggling to get up in the mornings.
He has to have a blood test to check his levels since decreasing the dose on Monday and will be having conversations with the consultant following these tests.
After some research we have come across 'armour thyroid. Has anyone used this before and if so what was your experience.
Also interested to hear from anyone who has been through this or anyone who has any information they could give us moving forward.
We have 3 young children and my partner has a very physical job and would really just like to live as normal a life as possible..
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