Originally Posted by osteoblast
Thank you for responding about the slow release t3. I am getting a bit desperate to feel better and want to try to get my t3 level up .Please if you would , could you tell me how the slow release t3 has worked for you? Did you get any feeling of racing heart or anxiety from it? Do you take it just one time in the morning with your t4 ? Had you previously just been on a t4 and that didn't work for you?
No I do not live in TX. As I said I have reached a point where I really need to try something else to feel better.
Your welcome. I understand fully you being desperate as I am as well. Since it is a small dose, I can only tell you that if lifted mild depresion, and my skin has become moist again. no racing heart or anxiety. doc believes in starting out slowly. Yes, I take it with my T4 at the same time. Yes, I was just on T4 alone before he added in this. As I read read read, everyone is so different. I don't know how I would react if he bumped it up. As far as energy, I see none, but then again, I have adrenal insuffiency. I did try Armour for about two weeks, but that was before I was put on enough HC. I like Armour.
The reason why I asked you if you lived in Houston, is because you said you were using that compounded pharmacy. Unless I read that wrong. Someone told me the compounded meds are only as good as the pharmacist. At this point, I would hate to be taken off of it.
I see a new doctor this week, and my T3 is a little high, and I'm afraid she is going to take me off of it. I can't handle that. The lift in depression is well worth it. And not wanting to bathe directly in olive oil.. It took 3 weeks to kick in for me. And I noticed it right away. How many mgs. of cytomel were you on? It is directed to take it one time because it IS timed released. Do you have mild depression or very dry skin? Did the cytomel help with that?
But I messed my dose up because I upped my T4 a little during the eight week wait. I am all messed up now. T3 still working though. It is good that your doctor is willing to do this, and that you mentioned she would even start you out less than 4 mcgs.