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    Old 10-14-2005, 07:24 AM   #1
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    depression anxiety and Cytomel

    For the past year and a half I have been awakened at about 5am with a jolt of anxiety which then lasts at least half of the day. I have also had bouts of depression for the past six or so months. After increasing my Synthroid my TSH dropped from 8.4 to 1.67, free T4 low end of average range and freeT3 also low end of average. I have kept my synthroid dosage the same and have added 7.5mcg of Cytomel in the past three weeks. The depression is generally gone although I sometimes feel funky when anxious. The anxiety remains, although not as hard a hit in the morning, just a slow increase in intensity if I don't take a xanax.
    Has anyone had luck using Cytomel for depression and anxiety. Has the anxiety ever dissapated? I am so ready to feel good I can't tell you. It's better, but I want it to go AWAY! Any other thoughts of things to do?
    Thanks, Barbara

     
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    Old 10-14-2005, 07:34 AM   #2
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    Re: depression anxiety and Cytomel

    I haven't, but I hear other sometime do better splitting the T3 dose twice a day....or taking an increased dose (if you need to increase)and splitting it twice to three times a day. Pixiek

     
    Old 10-14-2005, 01:57 PM   #3
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    Re: depression anxiety and Cytomel

    Hi, I am currently taking just Cytomel 50 mcg a day. I can totally relate to you and the anxiety. Even though the depression seams to come and go the anxiety still seams to mess with me. When I am feeling really low or having a really bad anxiety day I will pop a Stress Tab w/ Iron. It really seams to help. Make sure that if you try it make sure it is a while after your other meds. The iron in it is said to weaken absorbtion of other meds.

    Hope that you feel better
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