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Dr. Jesse Krakauer
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Liothyronine (Definition)

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How long does liothyronine take to work?

How long does liothyronine take to work?

Immediately: It absorbs within 45 mins of ingesting a dose and gets to work right away. ...Read more

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Effects of liothyronine?

Effects of liothyronine?

Liothyronine is T3: Liothyronine is the generic name for tri-iodothyronine, (t3). It is considered the active form of thyroid hormone, although all cells can convert T4 (the predominant product of the thyroid gland) into t3. Can be used to replace thyroid hormone, but it is short-lived. This means it must be taken multple times a day, and gives levels which are constantly going up and down (not ideal, hard to adjust). ...Read more

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What to do if I have severe reactions to liothyronine?

Don't need T3: Hi. Why are you on liothyronine (T3)? You don't need to supply that. If you take levothyroxine (T4), your body regulates conversion of T4 to T3 and you get all the T3 your body needs. But that aside, it's possible your "severe reaction to liothyronine" was perhaps dose related. Talk it over with your doc. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why does liothyronine cause loss of appetite?

Why does liothyronine cause loss of appetite?

It doesn't: Liothyronine is a form of thyroid hormone called t3. Unless you are truly hypothyroid, taking thyroid hormone to lose weight doesn't work because appetite is increased at the same time that metabolism is increased. You would have to be on a toxic dose of thyroid hormone before you would see any significant weight loss. ...Read more

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Can liothyronine be taken even when thyroid levels are normal?

Yes, but why???: Hi. Sure, most people with normal thyroid function could take a low dose of liothyronine (T3) without it causing hyperthyroidism. The pituitary sees the T3, and secretes TSH accordingly to maintain overall normal exposure to thyroid hormone. But why on earth would you want to do that? In my humble opinion, don't take a hormone you don't need! ...Read more

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How long transition to feel balanced after med change. 137 mcg levothyroxine to 125 mcg levothyroxine and liothyronine sod 5 .I am very achey, tired, ?

May take 2 months: It can take a few weeks to really notice a change, mostly since it is so gradual. Your doctor can recheck your blood test in 2 months to recheck the new levels and make sure they are correct. In the meantime, try to get 8 hours of sleep at night and eat healthy foods to help your body feel better. ...Read more

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Is liothyronine used as a weight loss aid?

Is liothyronine  used as a weight loss aid?

It should not be: It should not be used as a weight loss aid, but that does not mean that some people do not try to do so. It is not advised. Taking unneeded thyroid hormone can be harmful and can promote osteoporosis as well as strain your heart. I believe in eating properly to lose weight. Check my webpage: drfairchild.Org for info on eating right. ...Read more

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Can take liothyronine without any thyroid problems promote weight loss?

Can take liothyronine without any thyroid problems promote weight loss?

No: Liothyronine is a hormone. It's a bad idea to take extra hormone when your body axis is already at equilibrium. Your body will find a way to balance out the extra load and u will end up shutting down part of your thyroid gland. Hyperthyroidism might or might not cause weight loss, depending on your eating habits. The weight that you lose will by muscle weight which takes years to build & replace. ...Read more

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