I've been taking Armour for a few years. I switched from Synthroid and Cytomel and Armour works much better for me. Even though my labs were always good, I always had symptoms when on Synthroid. Even after adding Cytomel. My body just functions better on the desiccated thyroid than it does on synthetic.
IIRC, 60mg Armour is close to 88mcg of Synthroid. It's been quite a while since I've switched, but I do know my doctor was able to start me on a dose that equated to my Synthroid dose, though the dosage numbers were different. I am currently taking 75mg of Armour, and that's two separate pills (60mg and 15mg) because Armour goes from 60 to 90.
I function best on the slightly hyper end, with my numbers a little over 1. If I go over 2, I start feeling crappy again.
The only thing you can do is speak with your doctor. I would guess you'd start with a dose of around 90, or a bit higher, but you'd have to go in a few weeks later to see if you need an adjustment. As with other thyroid medications, it can take up to six months to get the dosage right for each person.
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