It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Thyroid Disorders Message Board

  • Could cytomel make me go hypER?

  • Post New Thread   Closed Thread
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 10-13-2003, 01:45 PM   #1
    woodswoman
    Junior Member
     
    woodswoman's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Aug 2003
    Location: Minneapolis, MN USA
    Posts: 38
    woodswoman HB User
    Post Could cytomel make me go hypER?

    Hi - I've been on cytomel 5mcg for 3 weeks, could it make me go hypER? Ive been noticing that it keeps me up when I take my second dose too late, and last night I went to sleep at 11:30, woke up at 2:30, couldn't fall asleep until 5:30, up at 7:30 for the day, and I'm not dragging?

    I'm only on the cytomel, I'm scheduled for a recheck soon. My TSH of 9/25 was 4.66 (.3-5.6)
    T4 6.9 (4.5-12)
    THBR 1.1 (.8-1.2)

    I'm thinking that I will be on a T4 med soon.

    Thanks
    __________________
    9/25/03 - TSH 4.66 (.34-5.60) T4 6.9 (4.5-12) fT4 1.2 (.9-1.7) THBR 1.1 (.8-1.2) Feeling crappy. Started 5 mcg cytomel.

     
    Sponsors Lightbulb
       
    Old 10-13-2003, 04:55 PM   #2
    Rachelyne
    Junior Member
     
    Rachelyne's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Jan 2003
    Location: N.Y.
    Posts: 33
    Rachelyne HB User
    Post

    You have to take the second dose one hour before dinner. My Doctor told me if I take it before bed it will make me not to go to sleep. I have a hard time taking my Calcium and Cytomel at least 3 hours apart. I have to take Calcium three times a day.
    __________________
    Rachelyne

     
    Old 10-14-2003, 08:53 AM   #3
    Meep
    Senior Veteran
    (male)
     
    Meep's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Aug 2001
    Location: Euless, TX
    Posts: 1,634
    Meep HB UserMeep HB UserMeep HB User
    Post

    Some people sleep BETTER when taking the Cytomel It is possible that it is making you hyper, but it is also possible and likely that your body just hasn't adjusted to the T3 yet, and that you are getting an adrenaline spike due to the sterss on your body that the sudden introduction of T3 is causing.

    My recommended times for taking Cytomel for most people is first thing in the morning, and at lunch time, so if you are taking it later than about 2:00 in the afternoon (assuming a bedtime of 10pm) then you are probably taking it too late.

    Unlike T4 meds, you CAN take Cytomel with food to slow its absorbtion, as long as the food isn't iron rich or calcium rich. The result is a slower, timed-release effect rather that the quick absorbtion and rush you get from taking it on an empty stomach. Many people find that this works better for them. Cytomel is the ONLY thyroid med that should be taken like that, though.
    __________________
    Danny

    I am not a doctor, nor have I ever played one on TV...

     
    Old 10-14-2003, 05:42 PM   #4
    Rachelyne
    Junior Member
     
    Rachelyne's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Jan 2003
    Location: N.Y.
    Posts: 33
    Rachelyne HB User
    Post

    Thank you Meep. I have taken Cytomel few times close to my bed time(because I wanted to space my calcium and Cytomel) and I slept fine as you said.
    __________________
    Rachelyne

     
    Old 10-14-2003, 10:08 PM   #5
    jinglebts
    Senior Veteran
    (female)
     
    Join Date: Mar 2003
    Location: ottawa, ontario, canada
    Posts: 2,203
    jinglebts HB Userjinglebts HB User
    Talking

    i HOPE you're on synthroid (T4) soon ... your nurse practitioner is very foolish or ignorant if, with a TSH of 4.66, you're not either on armour or cytomel ... the TSH range used to be .5 to 5.0, but i was DX'd when my TSH was 3.9; your range ought to be somewhere around 1 or less (if you're having symptoms, and you say you are) ...

    jb
    __________________
    keep the faith ...

    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

     
    Old 10-14-2003, 11:15 PM   #6
    woodswoman
    Junior Member
     
    woodswoman's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Aug 2003
    Location: Minneapolis, MN USA
    Posts: 38
    woodswoman HB User
    Post

    Thanks for the replies

    I actually slept better last night - straight through for 7+ hours and a 1 1/2 hour nap after kids went to school (I usually do nap, but typically is a much long nap) I'm feeling much better! I don't know if it is the cytomel kicking in or the rest, but I have more energy today. Also, when I am reading the exhaustive info on thyroid issues I seem to be getting it. I couldn't wrap my brain around it before. And - my posts seem to make more sense (to me anyway.)

    I have more questions on Hashi's and also the T4 but I have to go to bed now.

    Night
    __________________
    9/25/03 - TSH 4.66 (.34-5.60) T4 6.9 (4.5-12) fT4 1.2 (.9-1.7) THBR 1.1 (.8-1.2) Feeling crappy. Started 5 mcg cytomel.

     
    Closed Thread

    Related Topics
    Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
    Switching from Armour to Levothyroxine and Cytomel...what a rollercoaster. desertwalker77 Thyroid Disorders 9 10-19-2010 05:46 PM
    Anybody take Cytomel ONLY???? one2wonder Thyroid Disorders 6 10-13-2009 12:55 PM
    Update - Resistance to Thyroid Hormone/Cytomel Treatment accessn12 Thyroid Disorders 3 05-24-2008 07:04 PM
    has anyone on cytomel ever felt hyper? i dont take any other thyrold meds just these. vickie45 Thyroid Disorders 2 03-07-2008 06:25 PM
    Update - starting Cytomel accessn12 Thyroid Disorders 15 02-28-2008 10:29 AM
    Anyone on Cytomel?? osteoblast Thyroid Disorders 8 02-24-2008 11:15 PM
    Armour, Cytomel, Synthroid, Thylor builder Thyroid Disorders 4 10-16-2006 05:57 AM
    Get to try Cytomel! :-) fromos5 Thyroid Disorders 6 11-06-2005 07:39 AM




    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is Off
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off




    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:54 AM.





    © 2020 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!