My endo was nice and agreed last week to let me try Cytomel, (Synthetic T3) to see if it might help with a few lingering and annoying symptoms I continue to suffer with. I was on Levothroid, 125 mcg's, and for the most part, most of my hypo symptoms were gone, only a few remained. My energy levels were pretty good too.
Anyway, my TSH was O.5 and my Free T4 was 1.6, (range was .8-1.7) and my Total T3...I can't remember...I think 160, with 2OO being the highest.
Anyway, she dropped my Levothroid from 125 mcg to 112. Is this what they usually do? Will the 1O mcg's of Cytomel I'm taking make up the differance? Does anyone know what adding Cytomel does to your T-4 levels???
I'm taking the CYTOMEL 2 times a day, (5 mcg's 2 x). Is it necessary too to take it twice a day, rather than once? I know it's short lived and all, but it is a hassle doing empty stomach meds twice a day, as I take a lot of supplements, and some other meds too.
Thanks for any advice or help in advance...