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How Long Does It Take For Thyroid Medication Cytomel To Work
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?
(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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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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
"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
Fatigued 4weeks. Family history of thyroid disease. My T3 (liothyronine) &T4 just made lowest number to be in normal range. TSH normal. Might I benefit from medication
Yes: While this might be controversial with normal TSH. I would consider a trial of meds if no other explanation for fatigue was apparent. ...Read more
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
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?
I'm 24, 5', 53 kgs F. My Thyroid result T3 (liothyronine) 1.75 ng/ml, T4 13.30 ug/dl, TSH 5.02 ulU/ml. I take krimson 35 for PCO. Is my thyroid ok? Any other advice?
T4 at 13.3:
A typical range for T4 is 4.5 to 11.2, so please have your doctor repeat your thyroid levels. Don't wait too long.
Hope things go OK - Please let me know how things went. ...Read more
10 days ago had right hemi thyroidectomy now TSH supressed and free T4 and T3 (liothyronine) very low should I wait for equilibrium of thyroid or take levoxthyroxin?
Not an issue for: Self treatment. Why did you have hemi-thyroidectomy? Please consult with your doctor rather than trying to adjust the medication on your own. There may be reason to let you go into hypo-thyroid state, depending on the pathology that called for resection of the thyroid. ...Read more
I have hypothyroid symptoms, but my T3, (liothyronine)T4, TSH test results came out normal. What more thyroid tests should I take in order to rule out hypothyroidism?
RT3: You need to check reverse T3 (liothyronine) as well. More info on http://drfairchild. Blogspot. Com/2012/12/proper-thyroid-testing. Html ...Read more
I had a recurrent thyroid gland with a result of free T3 (liothyronine) 5.1 and TSH 0.01 and should go for a gallbladder surgery asap, what the action should take?
Elective surgery: If you are hyperthyroid, elective surgeries should be delayed to control the thyroid activity. If it is semi emergency surgery, then an endocrinologist should be consulted to control it to avoid thyroid storm which can be very risky. ...Read more
Can someone interpret my thyroid levels: T3 (liothyronine) 1.06 ng/ml, T4 10.20? g/dl, TSH 2.05? iu/ml. I take 75 mg l-thyroxine everyday. Am I given the right dose?
I take bcp, got thyroid tested my tsh is high but t3 (liothyronine) &t4 are normal have no symptoms I don't wish to take the supplement will changing lifestyle help?
No, changing life-: Style will not help. You need medication to keep your thyroid normal. ...Read more
I am on Armour Thyroid 30mg twice daily. My recent blood work was TSH. 15 and Free T3 (liothyronine) 5.6. My symptoms all point to hypothyroid.
And so, while the numbers sure don't look like low thyroid, I can't be sure. Several other points:
1) thyroid takes days to weeks for it to change symptoms so if it was recently changed you can't say the symptoms won't get better.
2) other diseases such as depression FEEL like hypothyroid and aren't
3) but at some point you have to go wth the symptoms and not the numbers. ...Read more
I am 20 years old. I have thyroid problem from the past 16 years. I do take thyroxine 100 mcg regularly. T3 (liothyronine) & T4 are normal TSH >100.Suggest me.......
Funny thyroid result: Confusing. First correlate any tests with a clinical pattern. Discuss with your doctor. Tsh suggests you may need more thyroid or have a problem converting thyroid. You might try Armour Thyroid if your doctor agrees and adjust the dose till the TSH is 3 or less. First rule out a lab error. ...Read more
I have swelling of the thyroid gland I did some test the results are tsh-1, 03 T4 free-15, 68 T3 (liothyronine) free-4, 89 what should I take and I'm always tired?
I'm 23yr female. I've hypothyroid symptoms, but my T3, (liothyronine)T4, TSH test results came out normal. What thyroid tests should I take to test thyroid antibodies?
Thyroid Ab's and...:
Many people who are clinically hypothyroid have normal tests as what is normal is debatable. Many believe any TSH above 3 is too high, some even above 2. Check anti-thyroglobulin and TPO antibodies but also test Free T3 (liothyronine) and Reverse T3 (liothyronine).
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and http://www. Stopthethyroidmadness. Com/tsh-why-its-useless/ ...Read more
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