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Doctor insights on: How Long Does It Take For Thyroid Medication Cytomel To Work

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Dr. Steven Griggs
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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Took cytomel 5 weeks don't have thyroid problem noticed hair loss so I stopped how long will it take for my body to go back to normal?

Took cytomel 5 weeks don't have thyroid problem noticed hair loss so I stopped how long will it take for my body to go back to normal?

CYTOMEL: (fortunately) is fast acting and quickly eliminated (a lot sooner than other forms of thyroid hormone. Your perscribing Health Professional can "measure" your return to normal function by following your TSH levels.
I would allow at least 4 weeks for the effects of Cytomel to be negligible.
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Can you have a cytomel (liothyronine) thyroid medication overdose?

Can you have a cytomel (liothyronine) thyroid medication overdose?

Absolutely: You can overdose on any medication. If you are concerned, talk to the doctor who prescribed you the medication for further directions. ...Read more

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If my tsh low, t3 (liothyronine) and t4 is normal, is it hypo or hyper thyroidism? Should I take iodine? Ultra sound is normal, without pathology.

If my tsh low, t3 (liothyronine) and t4 is normal, is it hypo or hyper thyroidism? Should I take iodine? Ultra sound is normal, without pathology.

Hypothyroid: The answer to this question depends on what your exact levels are and what type of symptoms you have. "Subclinical Hypothyroidsim" sometimes presents in the manner you describe. ...Read more

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Am I a non responder to thyroid hormones? I take 100mcg of levothyroxine and 50mcg of cytomel (liothyronine) (t3) daily. My TSH is 8.53 and freet4 is low @. 55

Am I a non responder to thyroid hormones? I take 100mcg of levothyroxine and 50mcg of cytomel (liothyronine) (t3) daily. My TSH is 8.53 and freet4 is low @. 55

Probably not: What was your TSH before you started on treatment? If it was 100 before you are doing much better. We usually use just levothyroxine to treat low thyroid hormone levels and not t3 (liothyronine) but t3 (liothyronine) treatment could be causing your free T4 to be too low.
Poor absorption of thyroid from the gut is rare but do not take it with soy-containing food. Stopping t3 (liothyronine) and increasing leveothyroxine to 125 might help. ...Read more

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Is weight loss using cytomel (liothyronine) for a low thyroid normal?

Is weight loss using cytomel (liothyronine) for a low thyroid normal?

No: You may be overdosed on cytomel (liothyronine). But also if your weight gain was previously due to underactive thyroid, and the weight loss on Cytomel (liothyronine) was a return to 'normal' weight, then it is not a problem.
I prefer sustained release T3 over cytomel (liothyronine), or Armour Thyroid with T3 sr. ...Read more

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I'm having a complete Thyroidectomy in a few wks. Will be put on 100mg levothyroxine. Should I be on Cytomel or natural desiccated thyroid as well?

I'm having a complete Thyroidectomy in a few wks. Will be put on 100mg levothyroxine. Should I be on Cytomel or natural desiccated thyroid as well?

Depends on response: Most people following thyroidectomy do fine on synthroid (levythyroxine) alone, as long as your thyroid functions are monitored and the dose is occasionally changed, if necessary. However, some people produce too much reverse T3, in which case t3 (cytomel) augmentation can be useful. Only a very small minority need desiccated thyroid. Again, monitoring is the key. ...Read more

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My thyroid test results are low t3, (liothyronine) freet3 is barely within range low end. How can I get my dr. To try thyroid medication to see if it would help?

My thyroid test results are low t3, (liothyronine) freet3 is barely within range low end. How can I get my dr. To try thyroid medication to see if it would help?

Need more info: What are your symptoms? Symptoms of under active thyroid? What are your other levels? Free t4, tsh, thyroid antibodies test? If feel not getting anywhere you can try and see a specialist in thyroid called an endocrinologist who may be able to help you and explain your labs and treatment options if any available to you. ...Read more

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"i have my T3 (liothyronine) -4.24 t4-1.35 and TSH 0.014 please me the course of action further. I had never gone on thyroid medication earlier.?

"i have my T3 (liothyronine) -4.24 t4-1.35 and TSH 0.014 please me the course of action further. I had never gone on thyroid medication earlier.?

Hyperthyroid: Labs showed hyperthyroidism. Not sure what symptoms you are currently experiencing. You said you are not taking any thyroid med at this time. I recommend seeing your doctor for further evaluation. Next step is a thyroid uptake and scan. You could have graves disease, thyroiditis or a hyperactive nodule/s. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dear sir, it is not good to take only T3 (liothyronine) for low thyroid? And why you prefer T4?

T3 (liothyronine) or T4: T4 is the major thyroid hormone in the blood and a small fraction is also converted to T3 (liothyronine).
T4 is preferred. Adding T3 (liothyronine) tablets adds more cost and limited extra value. Sometimes T3 (liothyronine) is necessary but not often. ...Read more

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Can take liothyronine without any thyroid problems promote weight loss?

Not a good idea: It can be dangerous to take any throid hormone with normal; thyroid functions. It can cause rapid heart beats, arrythmias and heart problem, heat intolerance and muscle pain just to mention few, and yes you may loose some weight too, but very risky to go that way. ...Read more

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Have thyroid range of T3 (liothyronine) count of 34 and T4 of 7.2 and TSH of 5.7. Tsh is alittle out of range. Do I need to take meds for this? Or is it okay?

Yes.: Symptoms of hypothyroidism include fatigue, weight gain, hair loss, dry skin, cracked nails, constipation, others. Since your TSH is a little above normal, meaning your body thinks your thyroid level is low, it makes good sense to take a low dose of thyroid hormone to get you in the normal range. ...Read more

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What's the action should take with my recurrent thyroid gland with a T3 (liothyronine) 5.1 results before going for gallbladder stones surgery asap?

What's the action should take with my recurrent thyroid gland with a T3 (liothyronine) 5.1 results before going for gallbladder stones surgery asap?

Need TSH level: You don't mention the units for the t3 (liothyronine) level. If it is a free t3 (liothyronine) with units of pmol/l, then 5.1 would be normal. The best test of thyroid function for someone without a thyroid and on thyroid hormone is the TSH level. ...Read more

Dr. Jesse Krakauer
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Liothyronine (Definition)

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Cytomel (Definition)

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