Cytomel for depression

Common Questions and Answers about Cytomel for depression


Avatar f tn I've just started 25 mg of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cytomel</span>. It just about knocked me out <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> the day. My doctor has added this to help with my resisitant depression. I cut back to a 1/4 tablet and I still feel somewhat spacey. How long should I wait until I don't have that feeling? I'm on 150 mg. Synthroid.
Avatar n tn I have been taking Synthroid <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> hypothyroidism. I have had OCD, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depression</span>, anxiety, and paranoia controlled with Zoloft, Wellbutrin, and Xanax. The meds work 90% of the time. Through collaboration with the MD and the psychiastist, I have recently been prescribed a combo therapy of Zoloft, Synthroid and cytomel. My OCD, depression, anxiety, and paranoia have disappeared. Within a couple of hours after taking cytomel, my lethargic nature left and I felt normal. I also no longer need Xanax.
Avatar f tn He did not touch the T4 despite the low level. Hopefully this will work <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> me as well. Thanks <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> your thoughts. Always appreciated. My question was just about the unusual jump from 5 to 25 by the manufacturer. I realize just add another but was curious about those who need more than 10. I guess 25 would be good if someone needs 50mcg a day.
909086 tn?1242664364 I was taking 224 mcg of Synthroid daily to keep my tsh down but after a while I noticed I was having thought of suicide all the time. I was put on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cytomel</span> and temporarily taken off Synthroid to get my tsh up <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> the purpose of a whole body scan and while on cytomel I noticed that I felt much better and seemed to enjoy much more in life. It took some hassle and finally had to go to an Endocrinologist about 175 miles from my home but he put me on 224 mcg Synthroid and 50 mcg cytomel daily.
Avatar n tn you might try taking your <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cytomel</span> a little later in the morning, after you've had some food. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cytomel</span> doesn't have the absorption issues that T4 meds have, so you don't have to take it on an empty stomach.
Avatar n tn Hi everyone. Does anyone know if an regular m.d. will ever prescribe <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cytomel</span>? I went to my endo who monitored my nodules & he asked how I felt. I told him still pretty crappy. My tsh was down to .45 with still a low T4 (5.9), but my FREE T4 was 1.08. He explained away the low T4 to being my Thyroid Binding Globulin low & said I should only concern myself with Free T4's. Anyway, I am on two separate doses of Synthroid (162mcg.
Avatar n tn I was placed on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cytomel</span> 5mcg 2x daily <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depression</span> as an adjunct to antidepressants. After awhile, it seemed to help but then really didn't notice much of a change. Went off it three weeks ago now acne, weight gain, bloating, and constipation. I was never diagnosed as hypothyroid but on this dose of cytomel my tsh came back at 1.7 my question is will my thyroid regain its ability to work or will I need cytomel lifelong now because my body may be dependent on it? I was on it for about 6 months.
Avatar n tn <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depression</span> is a known symptom of low thyroid. Is it the only cause <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depression</span>? certainly not. But it is AWEFULLY coincidental that when you have half of your thyroid removed and you then become depressed that it would seem at least possible that the depression could be related to insufficient thyroid. T4 only does not work for everybody. But it is also possible that you simply were under medicated with the T4 only dosage.
Avatar n tn I have been taking 75mg of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cytomel</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> 4 weeks now to help with my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depression</span>, I do not have a thyroid problem. I am alslo taking 300mg of Welbutron and 75 of Effexor. How do I know if it is working? I sweat allot, I and I am not losing any weight (doctor told me I would) Can anybody answer my question.
Avatar f tn My question is whether having a very low free T4 is harmful when taking cytomel? About a year ago I was started on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cytomel</span> by my psychiatrist as an adjunct <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> resistant <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depression</span>. I had my TSH tested in the past to screen for thryoid problems, but they had always been "normal" (lab range 0.27-4.20 mIU/mL, results = 2.61 in 2010 and 2.87 in 2013). The cytomel worked really well for my depression and my energy increased.
603543 tn?1255298050 Dr says she doesnt know what to do with me, great, so she put me on cytomel, told me it takes a month to kick in if it will work and come back in a month...<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cytomel</span> is <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> thyroid, ive had this checked repeatedly...why is she giving this to me? I was so hopeful she woul dhelp me, and i left their crying, im never going to feel better......
Avatar f tn I've been through a couple of doctors, stopped taking Methimazole last December because it made me feel horrible and finally found a PA who listened. She put me on a low dose of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cytomel</span> (T3) when my FT3 was 3.1 (2-4.4) and after a couple of weeks, I felt so much better. After four months, I began losing some of the weight I gained last year. Now, I have to confess that I'm flat out depressed.
Avatar f tn She feels I need <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depression</span> meds. I stopped the 75mcg Tirosint <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> 10 days because I was having horrible insomnia and anxiety. I just started taking 50 mcg Tirosint and 5mcg cytomel two days ago. I am so depressed right now. Does anyone have any recommendations or thoughts as to whether and when the cytomel with the Tirosint will help with the issues I'm having? Any thoughts are greatly appreciated.
Avatar n tn Hi Bulbo, I am also from India, my recent lab test shows my TSH is elevated(5.3). Do you know what is generic version for cytomel.
Avatar f tn If it wasn't <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> this community I would have never tried <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cytomel</span> which helped. I will try to go slower. I can't take armour because of porcine. My religious beliefs won't allow it. Should I try thylor I think it's called. Also why was I sooooooo hungry when I went up on levothyroxine? I literally gained ten pounds. If I go slower will I not get so hungry? Let me know.
Avatar n tn She did not prescribe it to me <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> having a thyroid problem, only <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depression</span>. My <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depression</span> and energy levels improved greatly.....but still losing hair??? Why is this happening, and if I stay on it will it continue to happen? I would love to talk to an endocrinologist in my area about it, but I hear that most do not like cytomel.
1040628 tn?1268658506 I am 6 mos post op (thyroidectomy) and I felt wonderful on cytomel. The problem is my doctor switched me to Synthroid because he indicated cytomel has a short half life and can cause "cardiac" side effects. In place of taking Prozac for depression, I was wondering why the doctor won't consider adding cytomel to the Synthroid dosage so we can kill two birds with one stone.
Avatar f tn hi, i hope you can answer this.. i've been taking anti-anxiety/<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depression</span> meds <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> 14 years and the last 4 months i've had terrible problems with my medicine working. my dr. suggested i take cytomel with my medicine to see if it should help work. does anyone have any feeback i would greatly appreciate it. i'm also on 50 m. of synthroid for 2 1/2 years and when i went up to 75 it made me more anxious... thanks i'm hanging in over here, but it's been a huge struggle and want my life back.
Avatar n tn I never had a problem with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cytomel</span>, it did help me with my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depression</span>. I am on the max of synthroid and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> the past 13 mo, I have endured 19 surgeries and 5 life threatening infections. My thyroid levels are so bad and I have had so many horrible symptoms. I will tell you that I purchased 2 books that were so helpful, the Thyroid Solution and Thyroid and depression, both books are fantastic. I also got Thyroid for Dummies, another good resource book.
Avatar f tn I have done lots of research and am reading alot about cytomel. I need to find an Endo in NJ, who <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> one will check my T3 levels but also prescribe me <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cytomel</span> at least on a trial basis and see if my symptoms improve. Please help if you know of a well informed Endo in NJ because I really cant live my life with a diminished quality of life much longer. It is affecting all areas of my life.
Avatar f tn thanks <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> your fast response, she did lower my levothyroxine from .75 to .50 and added .5 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cytomel</span> i take both in the am. I guess my confusion stems from them always telling me my levels were great and now reading these boards i can see everyone saying the same thing, they were still symptomatic with levels in the normal range. I am getting educated so i can get well...thanks again!
Avatar n tn Actually, I trust the doc here to give you appropriate answers. Anyone treated <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depression</span> should be tested <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> hypothyroidism, of course. If their symptoms don't resolve, they can be retested in a few months. There are also a list of other disorders that might be worthwhile checking. The areas where I am definitely not knowledgeable (and the doc would be) are the other endocrine issues that can also contribute to mood issues.
Avatar f tn aline123, I do know of studies where <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cytomel</span> has been an adjunct treatment to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depression</span>. Actually, a Psychiatrist will prescribe VERY HIGH doses (it if treats the depression). Here's one Study. FYI--What I did to find an ENDO that prescribes cytomel, is asked a Pharmacist.
Avatar n tn I know exactly what you are talking about and it's not fun. Please have someone watch you <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> signs of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>depression</span> - it hit me hard. You have a great attitude though and that will get you through it! Prncsstoo2: I'm so sorry about your mother. She will help you get through this though and so will we. Everyone: I guess it's a good thing all of us are spread all around the world - could you imagine it if we were all in the same place at the same time.
1018470 tn?1251337123 I am wondering if any one else gets shoulder blade and neck muscles constricting (drawn up so tight and can't get them to relax) while taking <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cytomel</span> as well, not being able to sleep good, shortness of breathe too? I had to cut my pill in half to take only half of a 5 mcg. pill. My doc wanted me to take 2 x 5 mcg - I can't or at least I need to titrate very SLOWLY?
Avatar f tn I've been on generic T3 med <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> nearly 2 yrs; I haven't noticed a difference between it and the brand cytomel, but I know that some people are very sensitive to fillers put in med. I buy all my meds at Publix and have found them to be competitive in price, but maybe I need to check again.
Avatar m tn One theory is that FT3 and RT3 compete for docking space in cell receptors, and RT3 can block FT3 from getting in. How long did you try <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cytomel</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span>? How much were you taking? Same questions for Armour.
Avatar f tn I am hypothyroid/ Hashi's. I have been on 75mcg or Levothyroxine for about 6 months now and still feel pretty crappy and not myself (major fatigue, dry skin/hair, hair loss, anger managment, some depression, adult acne, chest pains and a whole host of respitory and esophageal issues) . I just had a thyroid panel done again although my TSH is 2.2 my FT3 is still on the very low end of the normal range.