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Medicine For Cytomel Allergy
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
What's a better hypothyroid medicine. Cytomel (liothyronine) or levothyroxin? I am on levothyroxin but heard it only raises t4 and not t3
Hypothyroid: Relax! Just make sure that you are taking the correct dose of Levothyroxin. As you begin thyroid medicine, you should have your doctor check your T4 every month or so until you and the doctor are convinced that your levels are OK. Won't take long to decide. ...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
What's the best medicine to treat hypothyroidism during pregnancy? I'm on Synthroid (thyroxine) should I take cytomel too?
Bodybuilding?: Don't do either of those. Cytomel (liothyronine) will throw your thyroid panel off and you maybe on it for the rest of your life. Don't mess with your thyroid. Clenbuterol is a beta agonist only made in certain countries like mexico. Way too many side effects including palpitations, hypertension, and sudden death. You can get shredded without that crap! Strict diet and cardio. ...Read more
Cytomel overdose: Cytomel (liothyronine) - taking an excessive or dangerous amount of this medication. ...Read more
Usually T3 (liothyronine) SR: T3 sr is usually compounded with cellulose. This theoretically gives a slower absorption. Cytomel (liothyronine) can also work well if divided three to four times a day. Some use Cytomel (liothyronine) during the day and sr at bedtime. Others do better with some T4 on board. Everyone is different. Treatment must be individualized. ...Read more
T3 (liothyronine): Discuss with your doctor the results of your thyroid testing & the Cytomel (liothyronine) med. U r taking to see if further testing or adjustments in the med. Are needed. ...Read more
Try and see: Some people may find they prefer one or the other. Both need to be dosed at least three times a day. You may do well on dessicated thyroid once a day with a T3 (liothyronine) boost. ...Read more
Could taking 5mcg Cytomel (liothyronine) 1x/day in the morning possibly reduce my T3 over the day/night by messing with feedback?
Don't do it!: All that would happen is a rapid temporary rise in thyroid level, followed by a sudden drop as the cytomel (liothyronine) was metabolized and your endogenous thyroid level drops temporarily due to the increase from the Cytomel (liothyronine). Drink a cup of coffee instead, it's safer. ...Read more
THIN -Turns out I don't need cytomel (liothyronine) but on 2mos, gained a bit of weight. 2 wks off. When will my face go back 2 normal;lost most, face still round?
No one: Should be on Cytomel, (liothyronine) particularly you. It acts quickly and only for a short period of time, doesn't give you normal levels of thyroid hormone, and is impossible to measure accurately in the blood. If you need replacement, stick with brand name T4 replacement instead. ...Read more
Yes: You need to adjust to another better and safer thyroid replacement such as brand name t4. Cytomel (liothyronine) can't be measured in the blood, is potentially toxic, only last for minutes to hours and should definitely be avoided. See a real doctor. ...Read more
Short-acting T3 (liothyronine): Cytomel (liothyronine) is the trade 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
Very fast: Hi. Cytomel (liothyronine) is not like l-thyroxine. Cytomel (liothyronine) works within hours. And its duration of action is not more than 12-16 hours. ...Read more
Time: Cytomel (liothyronine) can have a half life of 8-12 hours. By tomorrow you should be feeling better. ...Read more
Definitely: Cytomel (liothyronine) is not appropriate as a thyroid replacement medication. It has a short action, can be harmful, can't be measured in routine blood tests. Use only brane name T4 replacement at the correct level to keep thyroid lab normal. ...Read more
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
No: Your thyroid makes 90%t4, and a minimal amount of t3. Cytomel (liothyronine) is T3 and is a rapid form of thyroid medicine. It clears your system in a few hours. T4 has a half life of 7d just like your thyroid hormone. Best thyroid replacement is t4. T3 is supplemented if liver conversion is poor or you lack deiodinase. You will not feel well on T3 replacement since you are always running out. T4 is long acting. ...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
Enzymes: Sounds like poor digestion. Consider enzymes and betaine hcl. Consider probiotics and live cultured foods such as kombucha. ...Read more
It can: Hi. If you take enough to make you hyperthyroid, even transiently, yes it can. ...Read more
No: I hardly remember a single case where thyroxine (or Cytomel (liothyronine) for that matter) is having any impact on blood sugar levels. If the reason in taking Cytomel (liothyronine) is autoimmune thyroiditis, then theoretically there is a risk of developing auto inflammation in the pancreas (about 10-15% of type I diabetics will develop autoimmune thyroiditis). Please discuss this with your endocrinologist. ...Read more