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4/29/13 11:31 P

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hey Maya!
Thx for coming back and letting us know that reducing your Armour solved your problem!
Always worth experimenting within reason, if for no other reason than to stop wondering.

I buy organic as much as I can... not so much for what is in it, but for what is NOT in it.
For some things like cheeses, avocados. bananas, I eat the conventional stuff.

Organic is more expensive but I figure better pay upfront for safe food, than down the road for cancer.

Let me know if you find a way to get the eggs totally pulverized. I was thinking about grinding them in a blender, then using a crock pot, distilled water and vinegar to see if I could reduce it further.

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4/29/13 4:51 P

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You have some great ideas. I am in the process of trying to go all organic, unfortunately it is not cheap.

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4/29/13 4:48 P

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An update to desicated thyroid amount verses lower back pain.

After posting my original post I decreased my dose from 260 to 180 and stayed on that dose for 2 weeks. My lower back pain is now gone. I have increased it to 200 and do not have lower back pain

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4/15/13 11:34 P

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You are not on that much. I take 6 grains, have been on 7 off n on. Never had back pain though. How's your Free T3 levels? That would be a good indicator of what it could be.

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4/15/13 11:20 A

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Mayan

Prolly be a good idea just to try lowering your dose or you will be forever wondering.
You can always go back on if it doesn't help.
4 grains is a lot... but if you're a Queen sized woman its not unreasonable!

Love that you are making your calcium from egg shells, that's what I do when I make my dogs food. Its the perfect waste not want not!

I have not been able to find a way of getting the shells to a powder though. Okay for my pups but too gritty for me.

Used both my blender and a coffee grinder... I've also tried baking them in the oven for a couple of hours (which you have to do with commercial eggs.. 350 for 15 minutes... anyway to remove the wax they put on them), grinding them and soaking overnite in vinegar.

If you find a way to get it ground to a powder, please share!

I get my calcium from cheese, milk and bones. Been stewing organic chicken drumsticks in a crock pot, remove the flesh, then put the bones back with a bit of apple cider vinegar and crock 'em until they are soft. The broth I use to make soups or to flash steam my veggies.

I eat one leg bone a day. I either grind it up in my blender when I'm making one of my green puree soups, or eat it like you would a carrot... it falls apart in the mouth and is tasty.

What has really helped my back is Zumba. Really loosened up my pelvis. Plus I've been sitting on my coffee table, rather than a chair while I'm typing. Its totally uncomfortable but it forces me to take breaks AND I am seeing some increase in flexibility. Not as much as I'd like but WUTTADEAL! ha

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4/14/13 11:30 P

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Hi,

I use magnesium, Vitamin D and fish oil and I am about to make my own calcium with egg shells. I do feel however there might be a connection to the amount of dessicated thyroid I have been taking over the last 3 years.( 4.5 grains) I did find a small amount of info on this but not very much. So I will start to reduce it and see what happens along with back exercises.

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Hey Heavenly!

150 mgs, is about 1.5 grains of Armour.

Sorry to hear both of you are having problems with back pain.
I suffer at times with that too... but mine is due to scoliosis and sometimes overdoing it in the gym.

I've found magnesium and fish oil to be of help.
Magnesium relaxes muscles and works with calcium, vitamin D and vitamin K2.
Fish oil helps with inflammation.

I've also read that Boswellia is good to reduce inflammation... I've not taken it myself.
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I have back issues as it is, a lot of back pain daily. I would be interested in knowing if that is possible, maybe it will relieve some of my pain if it is. I take 150mg not sure how much that is in grains.

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Has anyone experienced back pain with higher doses of Armour or dessicated thyroid medication. I have been on dessicated thyroid for over 3 years (4.5 grains). Over a month ago I started having lower back pain with no other signs of being over medicated. Blood work was fine in December of 2012.

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