... I am delighted to find this thread. I have "normal" FT3 and FT4, I was hyper thyroid 7 years ago, and went from a size 8 to a size 4, lost a lot of muscle mass; was starting a new, very demanding job (this was nothing new--I usually do a lot my whole life); finally my PCP figured it out, ran the tests and sent me to Endo. I don't have many MD choices, this was the ONLY Endo on... (16 replies)
... I tried a very small dose of cytomel over a period of 4 months and just couldn't lose the headaches. And, I did divide my dose into small bits. Nothing stopped the headaches. ... (1 replies)
... What dose of Cytomel are you on? ... (1 replies)
... I have been reading about it and trying this is very appealing to me. My endo just added Cytomel to my Synthroid. I think the dose is too much even though he lowered my Synthroid some. ... (1 replies)
been having a mega pity party lately but still trying to get well.
Just started 2.5 mcg of compounded t3 to go with my 125 mcg levoxyl (TT 9/06). Haven't been able to titrate (or touch!) armour or cytomel after trying many times - tried cortef/adrenal route but apparently CAN'T take steriods.
I consistently test low free t3 so my doc and I hope this works.
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... ence I haven't seen much of here, a serious attempt at the "more clinically conservative" approach first. I also appreciate the elaboration on what you meant by slow release T3. ... (4 replies)
... mix of synthroid and cytonel back in March because I reacted strongly to cytomel when he added it to my synthroid. ... (4 replies)
... Hey i know what you are talking about there is a compounding place in Pensacola,fl that is doing this... ;) (3 replies)
... compounded drugs like Synthroid, Cytomel and even Armour. ... (3 replies)
... t didn't know it. Finally I got too hypo and got SVT. I finally woke up and started to research thyroid stuff. Long story short, I switched over to synthroid and slow release T3. I now have my labs where I want then, and SVT seems to be petering out. ... (12 replies)
... You know, I recently read that, because Armour also contains thyroglobulin, it has more of a "slow-release" effect.
Armour (or other desiccated thyroid) might help for those having issues with synthetic T3.
Depending on the person's total daily dose, it might be possible to divide the synthetic into a larger AM and take the PM dose a little earlier in the day.
I was... (8 replies)
... No, I have no personal experience. But I ran a search of archived posts to see what I could find for you.
Here's one where Meep explains that Cytomel can be taken with food to slow absorption and cause it to act like an extended-release med. He cautions that this works only with Cytomel and no other thyroid med:
http://www.healthboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=221583&... (1 replies)
... Not everyone does ok with the slow release T3. You can give it a try but keep in mind that if you have more difficulties you may want go back to the Cytomel. ... (2 replies)
... it didn't work caused me to feel jittery , like a coffee overdose... That is why I am thinking I have to perhaps do the sustained release t3.I have done further research on armour and thyrolar and the amount of t3 in those is more than I am looking for. After reading Kenneth Blanchard M.D. ... (15 replies)
... You are most welcome again. I noticed about 3 weeks about my skin. I was alligator skin and going NUTSO. LOL. Then one day I got into the shower and BOOM I felt something different. Then I put my lotion on and I knew it had kicked in.
Yes he decreased my T4 from 175 to 112. OUCH.. Then after 4 wks. I could not handle that, so I upped it to 144. OUCH again. My T4 has never... (7 replies)
... With the cytomel I was scripted a 5mcg. ... (7 replies)
... in depression is well worth it. And not wanting to bathe directly in olive oil.. It took 3 weeks to kick in for me. And I noticed it right away. How many mgs. of cytomel were you on? ... (7 replies)
... Your appointment and results sound great. I am so happy for you. It is wonderful news. Right now with the 50 mcg of Synthroid and 5 mcg of Cytomel my heart isn't racing much at all. ... (54 replies)
... Just got back from my lady doctor and we left my slow release by 5mcg in the morning and 2.5 mcg in the evening no T4 my T4 levels are looking good. ... (54 replies)
... probably acting more like the slow release doing it that way. It will be three weeks on Wednesday since I cut to 50 mcg of Synthroid. ... (54 replies)