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9/10/11 2:33 P

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By the way I am presently trying out NP by Acella. It is now available in Walgreens. No fillers. But it does have mineral oil. (the Old version of Armour had some too). I am taking it sublingually. Dissolves quickly, tastes sweet. I am not speedy and anxious like I was on Naturethroid. I did have to increase my dose about 1/2 a grain.I have had a few bad days, getting exhausted. So maybe I am not on my right dose yet? I am due for blood wk soon.

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9/10/11 2:12 P

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Hi again. I will look for it. I just googled it and a bunch came up about the talc. Apparently it is very similar to asbestos. There were several studies done on the effects of inhalation and application on other body parts. Pretty freaky. My husband stopped using it. Regarding ingesting it, Some scientist claim that in Japan they add talc to whiten the rice.....and they had an increase in stomache cancers. ????? It sounded scary. Not to mention mineral oil did not get any great reviews either. But both are still being allowed in pill manufacturing. I actually called Erfa and spoke to their Dr. Knafo. He just told me they have been around for 30 years and have had no problems Apparently others have also inquiered about this. Maybe I am just being paranoid, but I would rather her something more concrete and reasuring. I will reresearch and post the links.

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9/10/11 7:09 A

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I had problems with Armour, not sure why. Went back to Synthroid.

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9/10/11 12:56 A

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Do you have a link to the info about the talc or whatever in Erfa? I hadn't heard about this.

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9/9/11 11:35 P

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Thank you all for your input. I guess I will wait it out with NP. I do have 2 bottles of the Erfa just in case. Those of you on Erfa ...does the Talc /asbestos controversy bother you? Some claim it can be toxic? I now synthroid has some in it too. The NP has mineral oil (yuck) but by what
I read so did the Old Armour. ? Why do they do this!?!

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9/9/11 9:46 P

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Erfa needed sugar added for it to work for me. On top of that I started with an ankle rash that got worse when I transferred back to Armour. I'm on NP now and the only thing I've noticed is I need to take just a bit more of it.


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9/9/11 8:47 P

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I use the Canadian version of Armour (which I believe is the erfa) and I like it. I was on the original American Armour right before the formula change so I felt good for a while, then it felt almost like I was crashing, going back to the brain fog and fatigue. A short while after that, I found out about the formula change and that I was not the only one feeling that way. I went back to feeling better when I started ordering the Canadian version. I originally ordered the Canadian version because of the availability issues but I felt so much better on it, I stayed with it even when the local version became readily available again.

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9/9/11 8:28 P

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I'm on erfa! Well I'm going back to it. I was on it for 8-12 months. I decided to give Armour a try because production was back up and the convenience of getting it locally. After 6 weeks I hate it. Just reordered erfa. I take erfa sublingually. I get it from universal drugstore. Shipping is pretty quick and I never had any issues.

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9/9/11 8:08 P

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Hi everyone. I was hoping to get some reviews on NP by Acella or Erfa (from Canada). Anyone doing well on either? My concern is that Erfa contains Talc.....and NP has mineral oil in it. I did not do well on Naturethroid ......so I switched to NP but I am experiencing some fatigue....and leg swelling?Please help.

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