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Medicine For Cytomel Overdose
Whats 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). ?
What's the best medicine to treat hypothyroidism during pregnancy? I'm on Synthroid (thyroxine) should I take cytomel too?
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
Cytomel (liothyronine): Before meals as prescribed.Get a more detailed answer ›
Enzymes: Sounds like poor digestion. Consider enzymes and betaine hcl. Consider probiotics and live cultured foods such as kombucha. ...Read more
Bodybuilding?: Dont do either of those. Cytomel (liothyronine) will throw your thyroid panel off and you maybe on it for the rest of your life. Dont 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
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
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: In the morning, but you still have to wait an hour to eat or drink for an hour. ...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
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
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
It can: Hi. If you take enough to make you hyperthyroid, even transiently, yes it can. ...Read more
Yes: Hi. Yes, certainly. Just be aware that Premarin (conjugated estrogens) will increase levels of thyroxine binding globulin (TBG), which binds T4 (l-thyroxine) and T3 (Cytomel). I don't know your clinical circumstances, but just be aware that increased TBG may make less of the Cytomel dose available to your body. Also, be aware of the risks vs. benefits of postmenopausal estrogen replacement. Good luck! ...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
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
T3/T4: Only use thyroid meds if you need them. Do not use "fat burners". Please discuss this with your doctor. ...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
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