Re: Help from Vitamin Bs ???
Welcome RME. If Levoxyl didn't work for you, perhaps you need a dosage increase or should change medications. If you're hypothyroid for 27 years without regular thyroid meds, it's no wonder you feel like you do.
You didn't mention if you were taking the Cytomel WITH Levoxyl or alone. Cytomel is T3 alone, and is good for short-term use alone but is generally given in combination with some T4 (synthroid, unithroid, levoxyl). There are also other options like Armour, Naturethroid that offer combinations of the thyroid metabolites (T4, T3, T2, T1) from animal sources, and Thyrolar (a synthetic of T4+T3).
It is possible that a combination or one of the many other meds available can help you alleviate your symptoms and return to normalcy. I hate to echo your doc, but taking your meds is extremely important. The next step is to find the med or combination of meds that work for you, and get you to levels that are appropriate to relieve your symptoms. Sit that doctor down and have a long chat. Sounds like something needs to change for you.
It is a long process to assimilate thyroid meds (4-6 weeks to reach a level of stasis with each dosage change), so try to be patient.
Vitamin B-complex is quite helpful (as are other supplements) for thyroid metabolism. I take a sublingual form (liquid under the tongue) called "B-Total" rather than get injections. Read through our Information Archive for other suggestions. <A HREF="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/Forum118/HTML/000005.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/Forum118/HTML/000005.html</A>
And let us know what happens.<p>[This message has been edited by ArtfulD (edited 04-20-2002).]