Hi everyone -
I recently was put on cytomel and I am having just about the opposite reaction as everyone else on the planet, it would appear. I'm taking 5 mcg 2x a day. Labs prior to the prescribing of cytomel were TSH 2.5, normal free t4, slightly low free T3 (not sure exact numbers). Have high hashimoto antibodies and have for at least 6 years, but TSH has always been okay.
Here's the problem: I'm miserable since the cytomel. I'm so thirsty I can hardly see straight. I've gained almost ten pounds in 6 weeks with no substantial increase in what I'm eating. There may be a few pounds of excess food weight because I was eating more initially (presumably because I was thirsty) but now it's normal food intake. My blood sugar has gone up about 15 points (both fasting and 2 hours after eating) but is still within normal range (although barely). I can't get my heart rate up above 135 through normal exercise. I'm now uber sensitive to caffeine, as well, and I never used to be. I've also started sleeping til mid afternoon if I don't set an alarm, which I haven't done in quite some time (although I always have slept a lot, but not THAT much).
None of the symptoms from before have gone away, or if they have they are masked by this intense dehydration. I'm maybe slightly cheerier, is all.
I feel like I've gone into HIBERNATION basically. Isn't this supposed to rev you up, if anything?
What's up with this? Doctor doesn't seem to be worried about it. I just don't know if it's worth it, or if I just need less or more or a different treatment altogether. Do I just wait it out? Is 2 months enough time to know? Will this thirst go away? I get more bloodwork in about 2 weeks and then back to doc after, but in the meantime I'm kind of freaking out.
Seems like cytomel should fix me up but...help!