I used to take synthroid alone and it just doesn't do the trick. I have added armour to my regimen (my doctor has) and I would NEVER take that away, because I feel so much better. Maybe Dr. O will disagree, but I know I feel so much better taking armour and you can't stop taking your thyroid meds or you will be in trouble. If you don't get that you will not be able to get out of bed much less have any kind of energy. Maybe there is something else out there that Dr. O recommends, but I know I would never give up my armour regardless of a little bit of grain. I don't eat any other grains at all, but that just frightens me to death to think of not taking it. Whatever you do get your Doctor on board with your decision!