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Posted by Tina
on August 05, 2000 at 11:13:02:
In Reply to: cytomel...tina? posted by nancy on August 04, 2000 at 15:22:33:
: I read the thyroid solution. I finally got my doctor to test for low t-3. I had had unexplained depression for about a year. I also have pernicious anemia. He refused at first then tested it was 90 0n a scale of 80 to 200. He said it was normal. & months latyer he repeated the test. It was noe 75. This test was the total t-3. He started me on cytomel 5 mil. It is now 2 months later ny level is 145. I have read that it is not the tt-3 but the free t-3 that is more accurate. I don't know what to think. I don't know if its made a difference in my depression since I started on effexor about 6 weeks earlier than cytomel. I have had some bad headaches and ringing in my ears this week. I don't know what to do is it the combo of both meds, or too mush of one,,, and I don't think either doctor knows what the other is doing. what should I do.
Tree Frog is right about talking to your Doctor. Do it NOW! Please read 3 down below under Serious Side affects.
This I found in "Drugs & Natural Medicine Advisor" BTW, Effexor is the brand name for Venlafaxine. Under the heading of "Precautions" it says " Before taking this drug, tell you doctor if you have liver or kidney disease; high blood pressure: suicidal thoughts: allergies to other medicines: or a history of seizures. MONITOR your blood pressure frequently while taking this drug. Avoid alchol while taking venlafaxine.
Under possible interactions " may interact with other antidepressant as well as with the following drugs: alcohol, narcotic analgesics such as morphine, sleep aids, antipsychotic drugs such as tranquilzers, anti-Parkinsonism drugs, and histamine H2 blocker such as cimetidine. Monoamin oxidase(MAO) inhibitors may cause severe, possibly fatal reaticons such as seizure, coma or death, Do not begin taking the drugh within 14 day of discontinuing treatment with an MAO inhibitor." Under Side Affects, not serious..Sleepiness or insomia, dizziness, sweating, nervousness, anxiety, nausea, dry mouth, vomiting, constipation or diarrhea, heartburn, weight loss.
Under Side affects Serious 1) " headache; sexual diysfunction; vision problems" 2) Changes in heartbeat or rapid heartbeat; increased blood pressure 3) Agitation, mood changes,: rash; RINGING IN THE EARS; 4) Urinary problems; extreme drowsiness; convulsions. Call your Doctor immediately.
I don't mean to scare you just want you to see your doctor immediately!
When you can please let me know how it goes and then I would love to discuss Cytomel with you.