Cytomel instructions

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Hi ,I also had TT this year May 16, the Dr. put me on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Cytomel</span> 5 mcg. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Instructions</span> take 1/2 tablet on empty stomach and wait 30 min. before eating. I took my 1/2 in the morning and the other 1/2 in the noon. It is a very short acting medicene. I did have one panic attach the first or second night after coming home from hospital. I slept with my head on a pillow wedge. I was afraid I would stop breathing...and more afraid to go to ER.
If not, insist on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Cytomel</span>. My endo's <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Instructions</span> were to take it every morning with my levo too -- but I figured out that doesn't work as well for me. I don't think it really matters WHEN you take it, the important thing is that you DO take it. Try it the way he instructed and see if it works well for your -- it might not be an issue.
, he stopped Synthroid and started <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Cytomel</span> 25 mg twice a day to prepare for RAI. I will stop <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Cytomel</span> tomorrow and start the LID diet. Hugs and kisses and a Merry Christmas to you all!!!
She's said she is not familiar with armour and told me to stop taking synthroid and perscribed me <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Cytomel</span> only. I haven't picked up the RX yet but I believe <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Cytomel</span> only comes in two doses, so she has put me on the highest one. I have ordered a book on how to change from t4 to t3 only treatment. I haven't received it yet. Does anyone have an opinion in this type if treatment I'm a little concerned but willing to give it a try. Thanks for reading!!
I think the problem with the dosing <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Instructions</span> they get on the computer might be that it assumes you are ONLY taking <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Cytomel</span>, no T4. 2.5 mcg split into 2 doses would be a much safer place to start.
I was up to 125 mcg synthroid, then dropped back to 75 synthroid, then switched to 75 generic levo and added 10 mcg <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Cytomel</span>. That was too much <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Cytomel</span>, so dropped back to 5 mcg <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Cytomel</span> and switched to generic; then up to 88 mcg levo, staying with 5 mcg generic Cytomel. Am currently on 100 mcg Tirosint and 5 mcg generic Cytomel. I take the Tirosint first thing in the morning, per Instructions (my day starts 3:30 am). I take my T3 med about 7-7:30 am.
I'm currently on 75 mcg levo, alternating with 88 mcg levo + 5 mcg <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Cytomel</span> daily. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Cytomel</span> is a T3 only med and must be used with caution. It is approximately 4 times more potent than the T4 med, so whenever Cytomel is added, T4 med should be decreased by, I think, it's 20-25 mcg/day. Free T3 levels must be checked regularly, along with TSH and Free T4, when taking Cytomel.
Due to wrong <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Instructions</span> from someone at the RAI facility, I took one <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Cytomel</span> tablet 3 days prior to my Tg test. Would that have any effect on the result? It came back elevated, but I would think the Cytomel would supress it if anything. I have not had a chance to discuss with my endo yet.
or possible heart racing - the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Instructions</span> with the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Cytomel</span> don't say you have to take it on an empty stomach. Do you recommend that? I have heard that that would make it more like a time-released version of T3? I just started the Cytomel yesterday and "think" at times I feel racy heart - but don't know how quickly it works? May just be nerves. 4. How long do you think it takes for me to know if I will feel better?
I have been taking <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Cytomel</span>, 10 mcg split into two doses and 150mcg of Synthroid (down from 175 mcg) for almost a week. My TSH is 1.6. I have been experiencing depression and anxiety for a year and a half, as well as many other symptoms. The anxiety is the only problem remaining. How long should it take to see impovement with Cytomel, if it will help? I don't feel much difference, maybe a little less consistency in the anxiety...yesterday not too strong, today quite strong.
I am loosing excessive hair after taking a T3 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Cytomel</span> cycle (3/4 handfuls a day) and have itchy skin around my neck and bellybutton I really regret it now. I went onto a body building website and brought it as i was so despret for weight loss. I did research on it and didnt think much of it as i followed Instructions on how to dose it properly. Its the first time i took it and now i dont know wats going on can you please help me?
History: I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer 4 years ago and had a total thyroidectomy almost 4 years ago. Two months ago I went in for blood work and my TSH had dropped to .02. I typically am around .19 and take a 75mcg and 88mcg per day with slight variations on the weekends to adjust (sometimes only 75 on Sunday or only 1/2) depends on levels. The nurse called me and said to stop taking the 88mcg and to take the 75mcg Mon-Fri and half on Saturday and Sunday.
30 in the morning. Should I take the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Cytomel</span> the morning of my test? Or should I just take the synthroid?
Hello all, my wife just picked up my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Cytomel</span> for me to take on Friday but she was not given any Instructions from the pharmacy and would like to know from those that took it is it the same as taking synthroid? I read the paper with it and said something about waiting 4 hours if you take vitamins either way? Is there anything else? Do I have to take it then wait an hour prior to eating? This is on my synthroid pill container but not the other one.
Just got new script for Synthroid combined with Cytomel and my Endo wants me to take the Synthroid and half the dose of the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Cytomel</span> in the morning and the rest of the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Cytomel</span> in the evening. My question is if there is anyone who has a similar script, do you take the evening dose before bed or before dinner? Thanks.
What were you taking prior to the 50 mcg <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Cytomel</span> and 50 mcg Synthroid? When he d/c'd the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Cytomel</span>, did he change your Synthroid as well? Sorry to ask so many questions, but need to know.
he then decreased my levothyroxine from 125 to 100 and added <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Cytomel</span> 25mcg with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Instructions</span> to take one half pill daily. what do you think about my labs and meds?
The 'normal' range is very wide, at the bottom of any range , most do not feel well, but its still in range. 2) Add <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Cytomel</span> T3 to your T4 med. Its easy to get, and works for most. 3) Natural Dessicated (pig thyroid) is the last step to try. Armour and Nature Throid brands were reformulated, they still work for some people and dont work for othere anymore. ERFA brand from Canada is like the origional Armour. If you follow these steps, within time you will find someway to feel better.
I was exposed to radiation and have had thryoid cancer (removed 1984), bladder and skin cancers. I was on 200 synthroid in am and 50 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Cytomel</span> 2 x per day (i took only once a day as I couldnt sleep). Doc brought my thyroid meds to 25 synthroid only. My body aches, and have had sugar issues already. Is this in my head? I went to another doc to be sure and he said deal with it. a low dose isn't going to kill me but he referred to an endo. anyway.
According to the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Instructions</span> that came with my med, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Cytomel</span> does not have to be taken on an empty stomach like levo does; however, you should still separate the Cytomel from vitamins/minerals (particularly calcium, etc) by 4 hrs.
( (My new young GP, goes by labs )and NOT how I'm feeling. It's 2 years now and I think she thinks I'm a NUT CASE. I've now developed PACs. I was sent to a 72 year old ENDO who obviously only goes by the numbers. He took me off Cytomel. This combo 15 years ago was determined what I needed to absorb the meds. I now have PACs that awaken me at night. . Due to family situations I've been VERY stressed since 2001.
Some patients may benefit from t4/t3 combination treatment (ie adding a small dose of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Cytomel</span> to synthroid) -- but first would have thyroid expert eval.
When I was first diagnosed my T4 was so low that I was placed on a very high dose of both <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Cytomel</span> and levoxyl. Well after about 8 weeks I ended up in th ER with a heart rate of 190. Which was not only painful but scary. It takes awhile to adjust the meds. Just be diligent and follow all of your Drs Instructions.....
I've always been told that taking thyroid med prior to testing can skew the tests, especially if you are on a T3 med, such as <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Cytomel</span>, (I am) because it works very fast and my levels might be higher if I've taken my med than they would otherwise. I don't go to a hospital for my tests. I get a lab order from my doctor and go to a lab. Both the lab and my doctor have given these Instructions, so that's what I do.
I do that with my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Cytomel</span>, but the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Instructions</span> say it can be taken with or without food anyway, so doesn't really matter. It (Cytomel) also says to separate by at least 4 hrs with calcium, magnesium, etc. Just didn't know if I could do the levo sublingually.
My hair slowly started to grow back. The dose was 75 and then 100 mcg T-4 plus 25 mcg <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Cytomel</span>. After about 6 months, the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Cytomel</span> was changed to the generic and 4 months later I had dizziness, irregular heartbeat, agitation and difficulty sleeping. The T-3 was reduced to 12 1/2 mcg and I crashed.....gained 15 lbs in 3 weeks, severe depression, brain fog, dyslexia, couldn't focus my eyes etc.etc. I've proceeded to fight my way back....
I've had severe chronic sinusitis for over 10 years and hypothyroid for 18. I take 1- 75 mcg synthyroid and 3- 5 mcg <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Cytomel</span> daily. In September began having dizziness, tinnitus, balance issues I thought were allergy/ear related. I've been seeing allergist & ENT-- done everything from steroids to vestibular rehab therapy -- no relief. Then last week- all heck broke loose- I went to the ER for the first time in my life (I'm 52).
Not very comforting, but does give some hope that it will pass. I have recently begun taking <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Cytomel</span> with my levoxothyroxine and my hairloss is finally slowing down... It could be the Cytomel, but it could just be coincidence that my hairloss was temporary as described. I'll never know. Hope that helps and I hope your hairloss subsides soon. I know how frustrating and saddening that is!
Two small isoechoic hypodensities in the left lobe of the thyroid. November 2007 I started taking <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Cytomel</span> (crnt 100mcg) 4 Depression (w/Effexor). I'm seeing a New Endocrinologist that put me through a BATTERY of tests (Heart Echo, Bone Density, etc.). Heart, Kidneys are "fine" Last week, however, used the words "Disturbing Results" when discussing my Calcetonin Levels. (advised I was a "10" and anything under 8 was "Normal").
They special ordered the salivette kit for me and I just picked it up. There's no <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Instructions</span>. It's being done through QUEST and theres conflicting information on test prep. Some directions say to rinse your mouth out with clean water and wait 10 minutes before doing the test at midnight. Others do not tell you to rinse. Does anyone know what I am supposed to do? Nobody at Kaiser is familiar with the test. Also, can my thyroid problems have anything to do with cortisol problems?
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