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Cytomel And Synthroid Combination
Cytomel (liothyronine): Before meals as prescribed.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: In the morning, but you still have to wait an hour to eat or drink for an hour. ...Read more
Go to your doctor: Cytomel (liothyronine) is mainly for supplementation of your t3, which is way more potent than your T4 and is the end product of your t4. Be careful in taking medicines that your doctor has not prescribed as if you cause hyperthyroidism, your heart status can also suffer. It is best to have your level checked and medicine adjusted. ...Read more
I have hashimotos. On Synthroid/Cytomel. Dr says Levels are normal. Lymphatic massages 1X a week. Still having a lot of symptoms. Frustrated!
Hashimoto's: Hashimoto's disease often leads to hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid). Check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/hashimotos-disease/basics/definition/con-20030293 & http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/hypothyroidism/basics/definition/con-20021179. Unfortunately, symptoms can be vague & nonspecific. Worse, there's wide range of normal. Ask for higher dose then recheck TSH. ...Read more
Not reported: Metformin has not been reported to interfere with the absorption of thyroid hormones. One report suggested it could lower TSH levels in some patients but with no effect on thyroid hormone levels (t4). I recommend you have your levels checked if symptomatic or as recommended by your provider. ...Read more
Thyroid weight loss: Thyroid hormones should never be used for weight loss. They may increase your metabolic rate, but will also increase appetite. And there is a large potential for side effects. Beside making you feel nervous, jittery, sweaty, they accelerate your heart to the point of serious problems and can cause mental health problems. ...Read more
Hypothyroidism, prescribed synthroid & cytomel for decade+. Ran out of meds for 2 mo’s. Feel half dead. How long until meds help me feel normal again?
Three weeks?: May take about three weeks or so for your thyroid levels to correct again. Once that happens, you should start feeling better. ...Read more
Do you know of anyone having an eating disorder and taken cytomel or Synthroid (thyroxine) to help them lose weight?
43 yo healthy F, thyroidectomy 2012, on Synthroid (thyroxine) & Cytomel with continued hypothyroid symptoms. Would like to try Naturethroid. Will dr consider rx?
Of course: B"sd Naturethyroid and Armour thyroid are made of dessicated livestock thyroid - I believe manufactured at the same facility. Accordingly, they contain the mix of thryoid hormones found in barns and pastures and have a bit more T3 - cytomel, (liothyronine) relative to T4-synthroid. Much more convenient than split does replacement, but on the other hand allow for less flexible dosing plan s. Glad to discuss ...Read more
4-21-14 Thyroidectomy r/t thyroiditis, goiter. On Synthroid (thyroxine) 137 mcg- hypo s/s returning have felt great for months. Would adding Cytomel help?
Not specific: The signs & symptoms of hypothyroidism are not specific for hypothyroidism (not a single one). Recheck your thyroid labs. If they're normal, your symptoms are due to something else. Having said that, I'm happy to do a trial of Cytomel with the Synthroid (thyroxine) in patients who want to try as long as I don't make them hyperthyroid. Some people report feeling better with comparable labs taking a little T3. ...Read more
My TSH was 19, and I am on Synthroid (thyroxine). 175qd and cytomel 5mcg 3qd. I have been having migraines ever since they increased my medicine (2 weeks ago).?
TSH: Increasing your medication makes sense as your TSH is elevated, however, I would discuss the headaches you are having since this increase with your physician. ...Read more
I'm allergic to iodine. I am hashi hypothyroid. Can only take brand Synthroid (thyroxine) & cytomel. But when taken together I have a severe allergic reaction.
Check w/Pharmacist: If you mean taking the two pills at the same time causes a reaction, but taking either one by itself does not, then you could try taking them several hours apart (like one w/bkfst and other w/dinner). If that fails, will need to talk to endocrinologist to see if can manage on one agent. ...Read more
Hypothyroid/hashimoto's. Levels low. On Synthroid (thyroxine) & small amount of cytomel. Can't lose weight, diet/exercise don't help! What can I do to lose lbs?
Hyporhyroid: Make sure your TSH is less than 4 and if so consume less calories than you burn off. Weight watchers is a good old stand by. ...Read more
Hi, I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism 19 years ago, and was successfully treated with a combo of synthroid and cytomel, with periodic adjustments during the years. A few years ago I lost my health insurance and was getting my thyroid prescription from a
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On 25 Zoloft but OCD and anxiety are way worse. 9 days on Zoloft. Should I stop or increase? Also on synthroid and cytomel due to thyroid removal.
Free T3 was 2.051, T3T 76. T4 & TSH in range. Added 5mcg Cytomel to 75mcg Synthroid (thyroxine). Still temp. Sensitive, but *really* anxious. Stop Cytomel?
What is your reverse T3 (liothyronine)?
Other issues including adrenals may be involved. More info on DrFairchild. Org/endo/thyroid. Htm ...Read more
Can cytomel 5mcg cause subacutr thyroiditis? Sx: enlarged painful left side thyroid and fever. Extreme tired. Hashi. Thyroid on Synthroid (thyroxine) & cytomel.
No: Hi. No, therapy with Cytomel (liothyronine) (T3) cannot cause subacute thyroiditis. ...Read more
Can hypothyroid symptoms be fast heart rate and insomnia? Will adding cytomel to Synthroid (thyroxine) help?
Maybe hyperthyroid: Hyperthyroidism (too much circulating thyroid hormone) will often produce rapid heart rate and insomnia - along with other symptoms like diarrhea, weight loss, and jitteriness. Low thyroid may cause weight gain, sluggishness, coarse/dry skin, and constipation. Ask your care provider about your symptoms. Please do not "freelance" with Cytomel or synthroid, (thyroxine) as this may harm you! Lgromko md. ...Read more