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T3 Side Effects
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
Bad idea: Taking T3 (liothyronine) for weight loss is a bad idea. Excess of thyroid hormone can cause these and more :•nervousness •irritability •fatigue •fast heartbeat •weight loss •insomnia •hair loss •thin skin •intolerance to heat •increased perspiration •muscle aches •weakness in upper arms and thighs •increased bowel movements •decreased menstrual flow. ...Read more
TSH-4.2, Free T3- 2.24, Free T4- 0.89, Anti TPO<1, Thyroglu ab<1. Am I hypothyroid? I worried sick about being over medicated coz of side effects.
See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your test results are essentially normal. Do discuss these with your doctor at the next visit. See this site for info. http://www.endocrineweb.com/conditions/thyroid/thyroid-function-tests ...Read more
Stopped synthroid (thyroxine) on Feb 13 (2 weeks back) because of side effects. How soon can I get TSH, free T3 and T4 tested to get real values and consult doc?
Now: It is not a good idea to discontinue your medication without consulting your doctor. Please see your doctor ASAP. ...Read more
I have a blood clot disorder and have a clot in my left hip lung I'm on warfarin An T3 (liothyronine) my right arm to sore Is it a side effects?
My doctor just prescribed levocarnitine, liothyronine, and had me buy three vitamins otc. Side effects?
Please ask your doc: Your doctor should already know the side effects of liothyronine, like hyperthyroidism which can cause both short term and long-term consequences. T3 measurements are not useful in terms of assessing underactivity of the thyroid, particularly as a total T3 independent of TSH and ft4. Don't know why the other supplements either - you need to discuss further with your doctor. ...Read more
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