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  1. Finally!!!! =D
    ... mcg). No endo was ever willing try me at 88, or add Cytomel , or switch me to Armour. However, I was on the phone...

  2. Cytomel?
    ... medication yet, but from what i've read, isn't 25mcg of cytomel a very high starting dose? i've seen people start ... palps. its my opinion that you are on too much cytomel . 50 synthroid sounds good for now but double check ... that cytomel dose. that seems awfully high for a starter....
    ... I agree. That Cytomel is the equivalent of 100 mcgs of Synthroid. So you...
    ... You were right to decrease the Cytomel . You could even halve that half again if you don...
    ... told her told me he thought I should decrease the Cytomel but to ask the endo Doc first. I told her I did decrease...
    ... 25 mcg of Cytomel is the pretty normal starting dose but usually they...
    ... surprised your doc didn't tell you to split it up. cytomel has a short half life and is utilized quickly in the...

  3. changing meds
    ... Synthroid. Did you feel better with the Synthroid Cytomel combo or with the Naturthroid ? I think you didn't...
    ... - but it is probably too much. The Synthroid and Cytomel was OK for a while - and I had a couple of good weeks ... . But at 75 mcg I could hardly take much Cytomel and it was a thin line between if I felt good or bad ... . When I decreased to 50 mcg and 5 Cytomel I was OK for a while then crashed again. That is...
    ... latest medicine. Probably T3 as I have had it with the Cytomel . With Synthroid only I was like dead - don't think...
    ... was even beating when I took that:) - but with the Cytomel it was and I still have that. But hasn't been since...
    ... taking - I think it may have gone away when I added the Cytomel . but now I am getting T3 - so don't know. The 60...

  4. I'm still around
    ... Baseline before starting meds) 3/20 0.26L (") (5 mcg Cytomel ) 5/13 0.53 (") (5mcg) 7/24 0.452 (") (10mcg) ...

  5. Lupus Meds and Thyroid Medications
    ... currently taking Synthroid 137 mcg daily and 2.5 mcg Cytomel daily for thyroid problems. Last week I was diagnosed ... usually take Synthroid at night before going to bed and Cytomel mid-morning. I'll appreciate any suggestions. Thanks...

  6. why do i feel my heart beating??
    ... My TSH was 101 and T4 was over 100. They put me on Cytomel to jump start my thyroid again. I would not wait...

  7. Anxiety and Hypo
    ... also found a very compassionate doctor who put me on Cytomel (synthetic T3) because my Free T3 was barely inside ... the last 2.5 years I've allowed them to take me off Cytomel and bump my Levoxyl from 200mcg to 150mcg to get my...

  8. Antibodies
    ... started treatment for Hashi's. I take levoxyl 137 and cytomel 5mg a day for 3 months and in that 3 months I have...

  9. Synthroid
    ... I had my surgery for Thyroid Cancer they put me on Cytomel and within a short time it made me nervous and I could...
    ... Judiline :D welcome ~ I'm curious what dose of Cytomel they gave you? I've taken [SIZE="5"]h u g e[/SIZE...

  10. How Does Armour-type Med Work
    ... place on Synthroid which was terrible. The endo added Cytomel which helped some, but hard to regulate with spikes ... know I am sensitive to T3 from my experience with Cytomel . I don't think the T3 in the Armour type meds works ... as quickly as Cytomel and the fast reaction - but after taking my whole...
    ... mostly was on the coach or in bed until the endo added Cytomel - but as I said - that isn't easy either. I hope...
    ... against Armour or anything like that. He did add the Cytomel (T3) when I still felt bad after several months. ... Torture!!! The Cytomel did get me out of bed - but I probably didn't give...
    ... what a nightmare, liz. that cytomel sounds awful. i was too scared to try it cuz i've...
    ... Hi Scoot, The Cytomel did make me feel better - but it is really hard to ... it was my body. That is from the experience with Cytomel and even now with what I am trying. We are experimenting...

  11. RAI Questions
    ... the okay from my endo's office today to stay on the Cytomel along with the Synthroid at least until I see her...
    ... draw. That makes so much sense, and since I'm taking Cytomel I don't want a false reading if I can help it! I...

  12. ? on T3, & THYRIOD OR HEART
    ... sort of amounts does it come in. In the US, T3 is Cytomel [SIZE="1"](sorry don't know what it's called in UK ... most likely prescribing it if your T3 tests are low. Cytomel would raise T3 #'s while [SIZE="1"]lowering[/SIZE ... ] the TSH. [SIZE="1"](again here in US)[/SIZE] Cytomel comes in 5, 10, 25 mcg pills. A small dose can go...
    ... as the FT3 test.. but it is better than nothing. Cytomel is the same brand given in the UK. If your FT4 is...
    ... as the FT3 test.. but it is better than nothing. Cytomel is the same brand given in the UK. If your FT4 is...
    ... most likely prescribing it if your T3 tests are low. Cytomel would raise T3 #'s while [SIZE="1"]lowering[/SIZE ... ] the TSH. [SIZE="1"](again here in US)[/SIZE] Cytomel comes in 5, 10, 25 mcg pills. A small dose can go...
    ... one thing I have found though is since I started the cytomel , I don't spend the entire rest of the trip tied up...

  13. Confused, nodule not there now?
    ... symptoms" and the lower the better. He doesn't like cytomel due to the "peaks and valleys" of short life. He...
    ... pursue surgery? He's upped my Synthroid and dropped the cytomel , another 6 wk wait, been at the dose he's upped me...

  14. What to expect when switching from Levoxyl to Armour
    ... start a bit low. I was taking Levoxyl 150 mcg's/25 Cytomel and was started at 3/4 grain (45 mg) Armour long WITH ... existing Cytomel. For the most part, I'm off the Cytomel [SIZE="1"](down to 12.5 a few times a week)[/SIZE...

  15. Whacky out of sync levels and high calcium to boot!
    ... morning of the draw! Currently on Synthroid 62.5mcg and Cytomel 5mcg. I was supposed to call today and I DID and...
    ... morning of the draw! Currently on Synthroid 62.5mcg and Cytomel 5mcg. I was supposed to call today and I DID and...

  16. Any way to lose the weight? TSH level up
    ... levels are mid-range, perhaps all you need is a little Cytomel [SIZE="1"](t3 med)[/SIZE] added to your T4. What about...

  17. Pulse rate
    ... either in the form of natural dessicated thyroid or Cytomel . Third... Free T4 and free T3 levels should be...

  18. Synthroid dosage reduction---will I gain?
    ... I was taken off one of my Thyroid meds [SIZE="1"]( Cytomel , pure t3)[/SIZE], without increasing the other. [SIZE...

  19. mixture of hypo and hyper symptoms?
    ... symptoms listed above started. She prescribed me Cytomel 5mcg which I started taking Saturday. I also am on ... Synthroid 88mcg 6 days/week. Since I started taking the Cytomel the constipation and fatigue went away. Most recent ... FT3 228 (230 - 420) (this is why she prescribed Cytomel ) I'm going to see her again tomorrow morning, but ... check and see if any of these could be related to the Cytomel or if they are things Cytomel should help if I get...
    ... I don't know about the Cytomel . However, I was wondering if you or your doctor...

  20. Level opinions and advice
    ... SIZE="1"](in my non-medical opinion)[/SIZE] a little Cytomel [SIZE="1"](t3 only med)[/SIZE] could do wonders for...

  21. What happens when you take calcium and magnesium with synthroid?
    ... made my levels go up. I take synthroid in the am and cytomel am too....

  22. Total thyroidectomy-Having symptoms-Weaning from Synthroid .175 and going down
    ... because the last one dropped me from 0.175 to 0.1 and cytomel (10mcg daily) and I thought I was going to die. I...

  23. 7th day of Thyrolar after switching off of Armour
    ... Not sure if it is related. My Endo said he would add Cytomel if I was crashing in afternoon......I wait and see...

  24. Do Dr's convert from (barely) "normal" to OPTIMIZED ??
    ... flowers) [/SIZE] And the fact that putting me on back Cytomel is just pushing TSH down, which he was trying to avoid...

  25. latest lab results
    ... like crap. In any case, my doc is prescribing me Cytomel to take in addition to the Synthroid. Is there anything ... I need to know about Cytomel before I start taking it?...
    ... like crap. In any case, my doc is prescribing me Cytomel to take in addition to the Synthroid. Is there anything ... I need to know about Cytomel before I start taking it? Its nice to have an answer ... feeling isn't it? :) Sorry I cant help you with the Cytomel but there are plenty here who can. I cant believe...
    ... [SIZE="3"][FONT="Comic Sans MS"]How much Cytomel did Doctor prescribe?[/SIZE] Is there anything I ... need to know about Cytomel before I start taking it? [COLOR="Red"]Please answer ... medicine, you MAY want to 1/2 or 1/4 the dose. I've taken Cytomel [SIZE="1"]([COLOR="Red"]love it)[/SIZE] for 2+ years...
    ... They prescribed me 5 mcg of Cytomel , plus I am still on the 88mcg of Synthroid. I'm going ... if it's done anything yet. Is it okay to take the Cytomel the same time I take my Synthroid?...
    ... Some people split Cytomel because its short acting, but since you're taking...

  26. Hypothyroidism Lab Question
    ... also. After that is done, perhaps adding a little Cytomel [SIZE="1"](T3 only)[/SIZE] would help. I'm hearing...

  27. Please help with lab results...
    ... diagnosed with hypothyroidism and placed on 25 mcg of Cytomel . Post surgery it was raised to 50 mcg. I had my ... 4.7 (2.3-4.2) My physician told me to cut my Cytomel dose in half to 25 mcg. Here is my question: ... Doesn't Cytomel only treat T3? If so, don't I need a T4 medication ... t talk to my doctor yet, she sent the results and Cytomel recommendation through the mail. I am awaiting her...
    ... diagnosed with hypothyroidism and placed on 25 mcg of Cytomel . Post surgery it was raised to 50 mcg. I had my ... 4.7 (2.3-4.2) My physician told me to cut my Cytomel dose in half to 25 mcg. Here is my question: ... Doesn't Cytomel only treat T3? If so, don't I need a T4 medication ... t talk to my doctor yet, she sent the results and Cytomel recommendation through the mail. I am awaiting her...
    ... ... or something like that.) She said if I cut my Cytomel dose in half, my T4 levels should fall into normal...
    ... QUOTE=GirlySoGroovy;3671521] She said if I cut my Cytomel dose in half, my T4 levels should fall into normal ... but she doesn't think I will. I took straight T3, Cytomel , for 8 months solid. [SIZE="1"](mine was due to pc...
    ... ... or something like that.) She said if I cut my Cytomel dose in half, my T4 levels should fall into normal...

  28. Very Hypo in Prep for RAI
    ... vocal cord paralysis), my RAI was postponed. I was on Cytomel which was holding my #s okay. Happily, I am now prepping ... for RAI which is MONDAY!!! I dropped Cytomel July 18 and was definitely hypo within 2 days time ... I'd have to grin & bear it until I can get back on Cytomel and Synthroid (the Synthroid will be a new experience...
    ... and I'm a week out now from RAI and even taking some Cytomel along with the Synthroid. I'm on 125 Mcg too! ...

  29. sooo S I C K of (so-called) Docs!!!
    ... My complaints since since going off 12.5 mcg's of Cytomel [SIZE="1"](just 2 Grains Armour)[/SIZE] in late May ... /SIZE] Says he wants me to take the 12.5 mcg's of Cytomel again. [FONT="Arial Black"][COLOR="Red"]he took me...

  30. Racy Heart
    ... and racy heart. Have you changed anything with the Cytomel ? if no it is 100% the low T4. Do you still have...
    ... last couple of days - added another small piece of Cytomel because I was feeling strange - thinking I needed ... This was on .75 mcg though after he added the Cytomel Liz...
    ... When I was taking 75 mcg I couldn't hardly take any Cytomel - that is why I tried it at lower - but probably too...
    ... tomorrow to at least 62.5 and today I took 7 1/2 of Cytomel - first time ever. So, I don't know if I will be ... what. When I asked her about the Synthroid and Cytomel . She said, "you came for a consultation and my recommendat ... feeling we both have had. If I can take a little more Cytomel than I have been it might give me a "kick". Anyway...
    ... Synthroid back to 75mcg and I agree on upping the Cytomel to 7.5. I would ask for labs in 2 or 3 weeks and look ... unless you have tried everything with the Synthroid / Cytomel combo you were on the right track before you just...
    ... Synthoid hasn't worked since day one. Even with the Cytomel and 75 mcg - I could hardly take any Cytomel - maybe ... couple of weeks - can always go back to Synthroid and Cytomel and just see the endo in Sept instead. I don't know...
    ... Synthoid hasn't worked since day one. Even with the Cytomel and 75 mcg - I could hardly take any Cytomel - maybe ... couple of weeks - can always go back to Synthroid and Cytomel and just see the endo in Sept instead. I don't know...
    ... Synthroid just not working for me. Even with adding Cytomel which did get me "out of bed - seriously" - I have ... couldn't do one thing. In May I was put on additional Cytomel added to the Synthroid. It did make me feel better...
    ... Synthroid just not working for me. Even with adding Cytomel which did get me "out of bed - seriously" - I have ... couldn't do one thing. In May I was put on additional Cytomel added to the Synthroid. It did make me feel better...
    ... thyroid. I have only seen him twice and he gave me the Cytomel to add to my Synthroid. Synthroid alone made me absolutely ... "dead". Cytomel helped a lot - but never, ever feel normal at all...
    ... thyroid. I have only seen him twice and he gave me the Cytomel to add to my Synthroid. Synthroid alone made me absolutely ... "dead". Cytomel helped a lot - but never, ever feel normal at all...
    ... This morning I think I told you I took the 5 mcg of Cytomel all at once - and I feel a bit nervous - but felt...
    ... chart says something like 1 grain is equal to 25 mcg Cytomel and 100 mcg Synthroid....I guess that means in its...
    ... I hope it isn't equivalent to 100 Synthroid and 25 Cytomel - that would be too much........
    ... it is equivalent to 100mcg of Synthroid or 25mcg of Cytomel . Try and see how you feel !! I hope it will work for...
    ... of all of this and too little T3. When I added the Cytomel originally - all thost awful thoughts I had went away...
    ... pill all through the day with trying to work with the Cytomel . Didn't feel great most of the day. Mid-afternoon...
    ... equivalent in some way to 100 mcg Synthroid or 25 Cytomel - right? I guess it just works differently and no...
    ... feeling very weird and tired with the Synthroid and Cytomel the last while. I have read that when you change...
    ... Synthroid take 4-6 weeks - because of T3? I know the Cytomel works in a week or less. So, I guess I have answered...
    ... - like your woman doctor - not just Synthroid and Cytomel (although I am happy he let me do that). I have to ... doesn't work out - I can go back on the Synthroid and Cytomel and to the endo and start over - although that seems ... better or something? I was trying to take 5 mcg of Cytomel and sometimes 7 1/2 but not for long. I think I am...
    ... a big change for my system after the Synthroid and Cytomel . Will see what she says on Monday or Tuesday when...
    ... I feel like I did when I went on Synthroid without Cytomel . But at least she calls and gives you something to...

  31. Symptoms??
    ... late May, I was taking 2 grains Armour w/ 10 mcg's of Cytomel , w/ no sweating complaints. Doc took me off Cytomel...

  32. Anyone switched from Armour to Thyrolar and Cytomel?
    ... and part T4. Personally I didn't do great with cytomel , it made my hands shaky, but everyone is different...
    ... hmmmmmmmm have to think about that. He wants to add the Cytomel in the afternoon.......Thyrolar in morning and Cytomel...
    ... this first dose....Thyrolar-2 120 tab. He will add Cytomel in afternoon if needed.... Thanks......Oleander...
    ... surprised that he is supplementing the Thyrolar with Cytomel . That seems like a lot of T3 to me. Previously I ... was on Synthroid (only T4) and the doctor put me on Cytomel (only T3). I experienced heart palpitations from ... the Cytomel , because T3 is very strong & too much can cause problems...
    ... Grains of Armour. He said he will supplement with Cytomel if needed....something about the Thyrolar dose not...
    ... wants to wait a week or two to see if I need to add Cytomel in afternoon....... I noticed I had energy yesterday...
    ... I feel good. I do not think they will need to add cytomel . I will have labs drawn in 2 more weeks........ Oleander...

  33. low ferritin- iron supplement question
    ... between iron supplements & thyroid meds like Synthroid & Cytomel . If you take Armour sublingually (this wont matter...

  34. Sleeping way to loooooong. please wake me up!
    ... out what it really felt to feel really good until Cytomel (T3) was added to the betas in late February after...

  35. My yearly checkup......nodules and Hypo
    ... Armour ( been on for over 2 years now) to Thyrolar and Cytomel ......[/B]He also feels I have definate Hashi's......

  36. Need Help Interpreting New Labs
    ... ago, my doc increased it to 75mcg and started me on Cytomel 25mcg. Since these labs came in, he decreased my Synthroid ... back to 50mcg and kept me on the same dosage of Cytomel . This is the first time he tested my T3 & T4 ...
    ... On the day the blood was drawn, did you take the Cytomel before or after they drew your blood? Its best ... blood drawn first thing in the morning & take the Cytomel AFTER they draw the blood. If you take the Cytomel...
    ... 3659492]On the day the blood was drawn, did you take the Cytomel before or after they drew your blood? Its best ... blood drawn first thing in the morning & take the Cytomel AFTER they draw the blood. If you take the Cytomel ... seem high to you? Although my doc doesn't think the Cytomel dose is too high, perhaps I should try taking half...
    ... seem high to you? Although my doc doesn't think the Cytomel dose is too high, perhaps I should try taking half...

  37. Cytomel - quick question
    ... T4 was converting into T3. With the added T3 in Cytomel , less of the T4 will likely convert into T3. See ... weeks. On the day of lab test, do NOT take the Cytomel until AFTER they draw the blood (or the FREE T3 dose ... make sure they test both FREE T3 & FREE T4. On cytomel , the TSH will be surpessed to a very low dose & is ... hopefully your doctor knows to ignore the very low TSh on Cytomel & realize that the FREE T's should be in the middle...
    ... T4 if I am at 70% of the optium range or does Cytomel also raise T4. I believe they are taught that some...

  38. finally
    ... Others do better when they add a T3 supplement like Cytomel , or on a T4/T3 combo pill like Armour of Thyrolar...

  39. Hey! I've got a question about optimal ranges!
    ... know that yet. Of course a TSH of 1.0 on Armour or Cytomel is likely NOT optimal. They still don't seem to know...
    ... still bottom of the low range. Thankfully I got t3, Cytomel and its been about 3 wks and I am seeing some improvement ... waking up after a couple hrs. Toying with doses on cytomel , and 7.5 seems to be the magic bullet for me! We...
    ... still bottom of the low range. Thankfully I got t3, Cytomel and its been about 3 wks and I am seeing some improvement ... waking up after a couple hrs. Toying with doses on cytomel , and 7.5 seems to be the magic bullet for me! We...

  40. new labs, help with meds please
    ... My TSH is: 4.211 I am on: Synthroid: 50 mcg cytomel : 12.5 mcg Since the cytomel normally makes me feel...
    ... Doubling the Cytomel would almost without doubt lower your TSH and may ... You very likely need increases in both Synthroid and Cytomel . Don't settle for this kind of under-treatment....
    ... I agree. Plus when you are on Cytomel , that usually supersses the TSH to a VERY low number...

  41. Why do we feel so horrible straight after a dosage change?
    ... I went from taking Armour & Cytomel , to just taking 2 grains of Armour. And I FEEL it ... s-sigh![/SIZE] But w h y that lil 12.5 mcg's of Cytomel or any OTHER med makes such a B I G difference is...

  42. What to arm yourself with, when going to a doctor who says TSH is normal?
    ... so much better on 100mcg of thyroxine and 20mcg of cytomel a day. Thyroxine alone just was not doing it for me...
    ... of normal and balanced. T3 supplementation such as cytomel or Armour results in TSH suppression and as a result...

  43. Need help with Armour dosage, please....
    ... a very happy patient that he put her on a combo of Cytomel and Levoxyl. So I expect when I get my test results ... converting to T3, or if not I can supplement with Cytomel . Or perhaps a generic form of Armour (which would...

  44. Just curious...how many here have had TT?
    ... Medication: Started on 175mcg Synthroid and added Cytomel 10mcg yesterday. Stabilized: Pretty good for now...

  45. Stop The Thyroid Madness...good book
    ... the book, b-u-t,,, Traditional meds of Levoxyl / Cytomel left me feeling OK, but like I was watching life,...
    ... Levothyroxine [SIZE="1"](NEVER again)[/SIZE] 2) Levoxyl / Cytomel combo [SIZE="1"](ok, but felt like I was trudging...

  46. First Labs after TT
    ... the coldness my Endo gave me a prescription for 5mcg Cytomel to be taken mornings and evening and to cut the 175mcg...
    ... the coldness my Endo gave me a prescription for 5mcg Cytomel to be taken mornings and evening and to cut the 175mcg ... Synthroid in half on Mondays and Fridays. Adding Cytomel sounds like a good idea. You might want to start with...
    ... [QUOTE=FinnMaid;3654082]Adding Cytomel sounds like a good idea. You might want to start with ... you are quite right about starting on only 5mcgs of Cytomel a day. I took 5mcgs last evening and felt hyper ... a little strange. I am going to try the 5mcgs of Cytomel daily and not decrease the T4 for a while and see...

  47. What happens when I go Hyper T on meds?
    ... have soon based on my symptoms. If I take the cytomel , armour, synthyroid, or whatever what will happen...

  48. why does cytomel make my vision blurry
    ... :) Kazen07 ~ WECOME :D What dose of Cytomel are you taking? i've never heard of blurry vision ... being a side-effect of Cytomel , but anything is possible. Hypo-Thy has blurred...
    ... this problem. No doctor or the company that makes cytomel can tell me why this happens. I also gain weight with ... them and normally people lose on cytomel . Thanks, Kazen07...
    ... thyroid levels that are bouncing around---then taking cytomel may cause rapid changes that result in blurry vision ... in similar symptoms. Here's a blurb I found on cytomel causing blurry vision: Cytomel is a pharmaceutical ... preparation containing T3. Unlike synthroid, cytomel results in a rapid elevation in thyroid hormone levels...
    ... affects your thyroid to say the least. When taking cytomel it pretty much makes me legally blind. lol It is ... about 3 weeks and I feel great and have no need for cytomel . I never realized how much your diet affects your...
    ... thanx for the reply Well did you find out why cytomel makes your vision blurry? I'll do a quick web search...
    ... I'm a diabetic and I take cytomel . I have a weird hyper condition and use the cytomel ... to suppress my pituitary function. Cytomel can increase glucose levels and it's stated in the...
    ... QUOTE=accessn12;3664787]I'm a diabetic and I take cytomel . I have a weird hyper condition and use the cytomel ... to suppress my pituitary function. Cytomel can increase glucose levels and it's stated in the...
    ... There is no alternative to cytomel . Besides, it works for me and it works well. I wouldn...

  49. New Lab Results - Need Help Please
    ... 50mcg of Synthorid (just lowered from 75)and 25mcg Cytomel . My most recent TSH, T3 and T4 levels were: TSH: 0...

  50. Now my doctor has mentioned thyroid carcinoma...
    ... of high good? I take 62.5mcg Synthroid and 5mcg Cytomel right now. I had it lowered from 75 to 50 and then ... lowered me from 75 to 50. I tried telling him that with Cytomel I had read that TSH is not a concern. He would hear...

  51. Sorry for forgeting to update, with summer and all been a mess...
    ... normal" range so it looks like we can bump up the cytomel again. yipeeee!!! That always makes me feel better...

  52. RAI questions
    ... pulling for the 1st, lol). He was going to offer me cytomel , but since I haven't been on anything yet, he decided...

  53. A very bad day
    ... post.. If my t-3 is low Im going to have to be put on cytomel .. I was trying to avoid this route b/c last time when...
    ... WRONG thing to do. When someone is on Armour or Cytomel ..........its a NEW ball game (but the doctors don ... determime dose (because the fast acting t3 in Armour and Cytomel will supress the TSH - a pitutary hormone- down to ... a very low number). 2) YOU must NOT take your Cytomel or Armour (on the day of lab test),,,,you must NOT ... quickly. Have the blood drawn THEN take your Armour or Cytomel . 3) Either don't test the TSH or ignore it when ... as a guide of thyroid levels AND take the Armour or Cytomel AFTER they draw your blood (on the day of lab test ... never be on a high enough dose of Armour (same for Cytomel ). If you take Armour of Cytomel BEFORE they draw...
    ... WRONG thing to do. When someone is on Armour or Cytomel ..........its a NEW ball game (but the doctors don ... determime dose (because the fast acting t3 in Armour and Cytomel will supress the TSH - a pitutary hormone- down to ... a very low number). 2) YOU must NOT take your Cytomel or Armour (on the day of lab test),,,,you must NOT ... quickly. Have the blood drawn THEN take your Armour or Cytomel . 3) Either don't test the TSH or ignore it when ... as a guide of thyroid levels AND take the Armour or Cytomel AFTER they draw your blood (on the day of lab test ... never be on a high enough dose of Armour (same for Cytomel ). If you take Armour of Cytomel BEFORE they draw...

  54. why isn't Armour popular?
    ... The issue with T3 supplementation be it in Armour or Cytomel is that it is fast acting and can be hard to manage...
    ... Dr#2 [/SIZE] T3 solo [COLOR="Red"][SIZE="1"](love Cytomel )[/SIZE] Then Cytomel & Levoxyl [SIZE="1"](Dr#3 Osteopathic...

  55. Who Orders Their Own Ft3 Test Here In The UK?
    ... diagnoised me with Chronic Fatigue and M.E. so he put me on cytomel as well as the thyroxine i feel so much better. Hope...
    ... diagnoised me with Chronic Fatigue and M.E. so he put me on cytomel as well as the thyroxine i feel so much better. Hope...
    ... suppressed. Don't worry over your TSH since you are on Cytomel . Instead keep an eye on your Ft3 and Ft4 levels....

  56. What to do next?
    ... My TSH stayed in "normal" range even while on Cytomel . 1.2 to 1.7 range. I must not have been taking enough...

  57. Lab question
    ... I've gone back to my 75mcg of Synthroid and taking cytomel 5mcg 2#'s a day. Last night was horrid with sleep ... I do have more energy today in spite of no sleep! cytomel ? who knows. My endo's note sd no further labs, guess ... levels on 50/75 alternating 2 days Synthroid: (b4 cytomel added) TSH: .77 Free t4: 0.81 (0.80-2.60) ... bottom. Hoping the straight 75mcg, every day, and the cytomel will bring them up, might just be the ticket?! I...
    ... right now, seems low, at 50mcg synthroid and 5 mcg cytomel . As far as doctors getting ticked with us "surfing...

  58. Questions about RAI, please help
    ... then went in for 40 millicuries only, then went on cytomel , then went hypo again for two weeks, to have a scan...
    ... two weeks out from your surgery, or from dropping Cytomel or?? If you're 2 weeks out from your surgery, then ... waiting has been so very difficult. I have to drop the Cytomel this Friday so am getting ready to hunker down for...
    ... chalk that up to being totally hypo now being off the cytomel and all. Keep up the good work :D...
    ... feeling so well. :( I'm sure it's going off the cytomel . I'm kinda glad I didn't ever get on it because now...
    ... is really fabulous, and wants me to go back on the Cytomel along with starting the Synthroid. I've been spending...

  59. Feeling anxious and unwell
    ... just [SIZE="4"]in[/SIZE]creased when I was taken off Cytomel [SIZE="1"](t3 only med)[/SIZE] I'm still taking 2...
    ... SIZE]creased anxiety/moodiness when Doc took me of Cytomel . GCC sound like you need more Armour. I agree...
    ... O. actual symptoms [SIZE="1"](since taking me off Cytomel )[/SIZE] that SHOULD grant me a higher dose of Armour...

  60. Another Endo quack...
    ... 75mcg (helped me sleep) and keeping with the 5mcg of Cytomel . I guess "toying" with my meds doesn't matter, cause...

  61. Couple questions ...
    ... Didn't like how felt on traditional meds of Levoxyl & Cytomel , so I next battled for Armour:D...

  62. Slow T3
    ... test results show. I do much better on the slow T3 Cytomel was too much for me. take care Pia...
    ... test results show. I do much better on the slow T3 Cytomel was too much for me. take care Pia Pia, ... than that. But I am hardly able to take 5 mcg of Cytomel - I am cutting it in half already. The doctor will ... call me tomorrow or more likely Monday. I think the Cytomel is too much for me. How much T3 is in your slow release...
    ... How did you feel today after you were taking the Cytomel ? talk later Pia...
    ... How did you feel today after you were taking the Cytomel ? talk later Pia Hi Pia, Today wasn ... the morning - some....but waited and didn't take my Cytomel until around 11:30 with lunch. I felt a bit nervous ... that he drops your Synthroid by 20 mcg for 5 mcg of Cytomel - 4 mcg per each mcg of Cytomel. So I was on 88 originally ... and when he gave me Cytomel he dropped me to 75 - so perhaps it should be lower...
    ... saliva test on Sunday. I have been cutting down the Cytomel and only taking half a day - about 2 1/2 mcg - but...
    ... with all that T3 if I can't even take a small dose of Cytomel ????? That is what caused the problems in the first...
    ... Have to give it a little more time. I took 2 1/2 of Cytomel this morning after breakfast and will take the other...
    ... Have to give it a little more time. I took 2 1/2 of Cytomel this morning after breakfast and will take the other...
    ... done in June by the endo - 4 weeks after starting the Cytomel . I didn't have to see him - just had the labs. He ... is probably low anyway and I wasn't taking a lot of Cytomel as I had a problem adjusting as you know. Anyway...
    ... like myself and haven't for ages. I said that the Cytomel definitely is something I need - the T3 as it helped...
    ... levelled off at 112 mcg synthroid and recently added 5mcg Cytomel and am feeling very good - knock on wood. I am thinking...
    ... levelled off at 112 mcg synthroid and recently added 5mcg Cytomel and am feeling very good - knock on wood. I am thinking ... have adjusted. Did you have any problems with the Cytomel ? I have had my challenges, but it makes me feel so...
    ... Liz-the cytomel seems to be working fairly well for me. I did have...
    ... [QUOTE=jrose1358;3652642]Liz-the cytomel seems to be working fairly well for me. I did have ... Blessings jrose Hi jrose, Interesting about the Cytomel - that seems to be the way people take it. Did you ... 75 mcg of Synthroid I couldn't tolerate hardly any Cytomel . I am not sure if too much T4 or if it is the adrenals ... I am still waiting for the results. When I got on Cytomel the endo lowered me from .88 mcg to .75 mcg but he ... was telling me to try 12.5 mcg of Cytomel which really made me feel better, but way too hyper ... about three weeks to take 50 mcg Synthroid with the Cytomel and it has been just over two weeks and I now seem ... to be able to take the Cytomel without too much problem - splitting it half in A ... I didn't know what else to do as I know I need the Cytomel - without it I just lie in bed or on the couch. With...
    ... have read that too. I just couldn't take hardly any Cytomel although it made me feel so much better but so nervous ... point. It has been two weeks and now when I take the Cytomel it doesn't seem to do that to me - so that is a good...
    ... ferritin levels checked. My doctor said that if the cytomel didn't resolve the arm tingling to come back for more...
    ... night has really improved. I may need to increase my Cytomel a little, but am going to try it like it is for another...
    ... morning and mostly all day with the smallest amount of Cytomel - it was like that at 5 mcg or less. Now with the ... 50 mcg of Synthroid and taking 5 mcg of Cytomel split in half that has stopped almost totally. After ... I take the Cytomel I don't notice much at all. I am feeling slightly ... or so may try to add in another 1/2 or 1/4 tab of Cytomel to see what that does - so I would be near of at the...
    ... the 75 mcg was too much as I could hardly take any Cytomel with that without all that always heart racing. I ... t know. I may try to take another small piece of Cytomel in a few more days and see what that does - maybe...
    ... still doing ok on the 50 mcg Synthroid and 5 mcg of Cytomel (split half in A. M. and half in P. M.). Still feel ... day - thank God. I may need another little piece of Cytomel , but will just wait a bit longer and see - can always...
    ... naturopathic thing so if you are not doing well on the Cytomel ask your lady doctor she can give it to you. I think...
    ... naturopathic thing so if you are not doing well on the Cytomel ask your lady doctor she can give it to you. I think ... Right now with the 50 mcg of Synthroid and 5 mcg of Cytomel my heart isn't racing much at all. On the 75 mcg ... I could hard take any Cytomel at all but if I took too little I was so tired and...
    ... causing it. I am taking the 50 Synthroid and 5 mcg Cytomel - and have tried to add another 1+ mcg the last two ... doing that - I don't get it right after taking the Cytomel - it is in the morning upon waking. Unless it is adrenals...
    ... that way when I get up - not when I just took the Cytomel - don't understand. I don't take the Cytomel in the...
    ... mid-afternoon and evening better even after taking Cytomel . This this is too hard!!!! Do we need a new thread...
    ... t have too much T4 now so I still think it is the Cytomel that needs adjusting. can't hurt to up your Synthroid...
    ... enough does cause same problems. You think I need more Cytomel ? Is that what you meant? I was afraid that dropping ... playing with this - but I couldn't take hardly any Cytomel with the 75 mcg of Synthroid. This is frustrating...

  63. long(ish) Hypo endurers: Have your THINKing abilities improved?
    ... typical memory issues too,,, Later on Levoxyl & Cytomel combo I experienced typical memory issues w/ no cloud...
    ... SIZE="1"](230-420)[/SIZE] but I've stopped taking Cytomel , so those are probably lower now too :) [FONT=...

  64. Fatigue, am worse than pm anyone else?
    ... taking the pill before bed would help? I just started Cytomel last week, only 5mcg in the morning. Also any med...
    ... still waiting for results... really was hoping the Cytomel would have made a difference, 8 days now. The first...

  65. OPTIMAL range: Hypo-Thy books that specifically mention it?
    ... last visit, Osteopathic took me off .12.5 mcg's of Cytomel while increasing my Armour to 2 grains. I can honestly ... this Osteopathic Sept 06. Traditional meds of Levoxyl/ Cytomel had me feeling like a shell of a human. didn't feel...

  66. Hypothyroid- Nothing seems to help
    ... healthy) I did some research and asked my GP for Cytomel . That seemed to help, but only in bursts. So I switched...

  67. Dr. suggested combining armour and synthroid--suggestions???
    ... we need to isolate the T-3 and go to synthroid and cytomel or just combine armour and synthroid. When we got...

  68. SO depressed after starting meds.....
    ... Range: 1.8 to 4.6) He had initially tried me on cytomel . But that was when my cortisol was HIGH, I was on...
    ... Maybe you are ready to start on some Cytomel again. I would start on a tiny dose and take it ... Of course that would be instead of Synthroid and Cytomel ....
    ... QUOTE=GCC;3637163]Maybe you are ready to start on some Cytomel again. I would start on a tiny dose and take it ... Of course that would be instead of Synthroid and Cytomel . decrease the synthroid as I increase the cytomel ... is what my Doc will say! Cuz I still have plenty of cytomel left! I actually took a dose of cytomel, just cuz ... concerned. I know I shouldnt' be taking doses of cytomel without talking to my dr! ooops, but I just want...
    ... thats what I meant to type. What dose are the Cytomel tablets you have? What dose of Synthroid are you...
    ... Thanks. I figured. Synthroid is 88mg. cytomel is .5mcg, I believe, and I split it - .025mcg. I...
    ... the prescribed Synthroid dose and take a half of the cytomel at the time. You could even start on just one half...
    ... can know! Dr. called back and said I can take the cytomel with the synthroid. So I am going to go forward with ... exhausting.... He said for every 5mcgs I take of cytomel to go down 20mg on the synthroid. So I was up to ... took 44mg of synthroid (levothyroxin) and .25mcgs of cytomel . I will take another .25mcg of cytomel at about 2 ... stick with that and then see what I can tolerate of cytomel ? I will then see him in the next couple weeks. THANKS...

  69. Levoxyl
    ... (i think "maybe" in the states it might be called cytomel , but i'm not totally sure of that). When i first...
    ... when I wake up, like 1-3am, it helps!! Just started Cytomel , 5mcg, the 10mcg was too much!! he lowered my Synthroid...

  70. when is prescribed Cytomel?
    ... Cytomel is a synthetic T3 med. Synthroid (and the like ... only meds. If your FREE T3 is low on Synthoid, Cytomel may help lots. Is your doctor testing your FREE...

  71. Treatment For Adrenals
    ... kind of surprised and thought that he'd have me on cytomel . When I asked him about it---he said that Armour...

  72. Help/ Having Difficulty Adjusting To Synthroid/cytomel
    ... most of the time unable to function, my endo added Cytomel to my regimen. It definitely made me feel so much ... attack and when I wake up I hadn't even taken the Cytomel . Understanding that it has a short life - I would ... this latest result of this and feel that without the Cytomel I would go back to lying in bed all day and be non ... 88 mcg to 75 mcg when he prescribed the 12.5 mcg of Cytomel . When I asked him for the 5 mcg once or twice a day...
    ... felt no better - then at the end of May he added the Cytomel (T3) and I got rid of a lot of symptoms and felt better...
    ... what happened. I am also having that problem with Cytomel which makes me think it is the T3. But I obviously...

  73. Updates on the successful TT! :)
    ... up, he works closely with the endo, and put me on Cytomel on day 6. I took that for 14 days. I stopped the cytomel...
    ... hundreds because they scheduled me late, and I never had cytomel , which was terrible. FAMD--no iodine salt is allowed...
    ... iodine results back? Reece, like you, I'm not on Cytomel or any other thyroid medicine until after the RAI...

  74. Opinion wanted -- treated for hypo without test proving it...and low cortisol
    ... really need T3 more than T4. I will ask about the Cytomel ! Thank you both so much for helping me so much!...

  75. Dr lowered Synthroid and symptoms are back
    ... numbers are concerning the Dr. BTW we tried adding cytomel (a T3 drug) and I started getting really sick (anxiety...
    ... was just doing some reading and I did not know that Cytomel has a milk base in it, that was probably why I had...
    ... and I felt pretty bad). What you felt from the Cytomel & the Armour may have been due to adrenal insufficiency...


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