How to take cytomel for weight loss

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im her first patient whom she is prescribing cytomel to and that is only to prove to me that it does not work. im on cytomel 5 mcg and levoxyl 100 mcg daily. been on cytomel for the last 2 wks, and have not felt any different then i did before. I was realy hard on my dr. on my last appointment and told her that i would prove her wrong and that i have been doing alot of research on this problem and everyone who is on cytomel or armor is doing better. but now im begining to think she is right.
People with thyroid problems often experience difficulty with weight - trying to maintain it or get it off. It can take longer for people with thyroid problems over someone 'healthy' to lose weight. Be careful to make sure that you have enough calories in the day so your body does not go into hoarding mode. If you don't have enough calories the body tries to conserve the current level of stored energy (fat) because it thinks you are entering a time of famine etc.
Do you have Hashimoto's? I agree that 25 mcg cytomel is a pretty hefty dose to add to 100 mcg synthroid. I *do* take cytomel and when I first started it I had been on 100 mcg synthroid; my endo lowered me to 50 mcg levo, and added 10 mcg cytomel. I was later dropped to 5 mcg cytomel and my levo was upped to 75 mcg. I am currently alternating 75 mcg with 88 mcg levo and still on the 5 mcg cytomel.
It is the most significant problem I have in trying to take these hormones. I'm unable to exercise so therefore am gaining weight!! Weight hasn't been an issue for me being hypothyroid just fatigue and skin problems until now. I know this is an old post. Hope you're still out there sidneywoot and that you have found an answer.
Wow thanks barb, Kevin, and new person. Today I had to take my child to school at 530 am for a field trip. I took my dose at 5am and could feel it lifting me up. I started to crash at noon today so I took the second dose. I bumped it to 2.5 morning, 2.5 afternoon. I felt so much better today! I left my house at 3pm to go run errands I felt so good. No palpatations today, ear ringing minimal! No shaky hands, wasn't pissed at the world. I actually almost felt normal.
I have read a lot about it but am really interested to hear other's experiences with it. How do you take it - once a day/twice a day? Success? No success? Problems? Should I take it in a.m. or p.m./break it in half and take twice a day? I don't understand what it means when it says it has a 4 hour half life?? Did I say that right? So please please talk to me. Let me know how some of you are doing on it. I am hoping so bad that this could be what I need - trying to be positive.
Hi ....Is there anyone on cytomel for hypothyroidism? How long does it take to work? I have put on about 10 pounds slowly even though I have been exercising atleast 3 times a week for 5 out of last 6 months. Then finally about a month ago I got diagnosed with hypothyroidism. At least now I know the reason for weight gain. I just started on 25 mcg of cytomel. I can't wait for it to start working. Just this week I started burning at least 500 calories a day by exercising ....
I eat very healthy all day long. My question is how long does it take cytomel to stabilize my metabolism so that I can start seeing some weight loss as a result of burning calories.
Cytomel is not a weight loss script - That is mis understood by many. It has nothing to do with metobolism if your hormones are not balanced. Some may lose weight while on it becuase of the direct T3 and increase in energy - but it shoudl never be Rx's for weight loss I can't believe your doctor gave it to you. DId your labs support the need for T3?
50 and added 5mcg of cytomel, it's been 2 weeks and while i think i feel a little better I am still waiting to feel good, how long should it take before i feel the full effects of cytomel? Also i saw my primary today & she only tests my TSH which today was 1.56 vs 0.75 which it was 2 weeks ago before i started cytomel. Does this mean i might feel even better once my TSH gets higher?
normal testoterones(38)- i have lots of energy - but have insomnia- also post-menopausal( rarely hot flashes) - not diabetic- my blood pressure is sometimes high (149x90) or sometimes low (123x70)- my weight can change 2-3 times at the same day...i read about cytomel to lose weight- could i take it with low dosage? please help me - I do not want to go back to gaining weight after so much sacrifice with all exercises and diets and surgery and money????!!! Thank you for your help.
If I remember correctly, Luvlaughlin has Hashi's; she's not wanting to use cytomel JUST for weight loss. I believe her question is whether or not it does help with weight loss, most likely gained while hypo. Everyone is different, so whereas it might help some lose the weight they gained from being hypo, it won't help us all. Cytomel should only be taken if blood work and symptoms indicate that it's needed.
T4 is a prohormone and less active when compared to T3 - this is the reason why many patients with hypothyroidism on Synthroid fail to lose the excess body weight. For increasing the basal metabolic rate (BMR) which is required for weight loss, T3 is more important than T4. Higher your T3 levels, the better your BMR. Cytomel is therefore added to Synthroid to effect weight reduction. The effect of Cytomel takes a couple of weeks to set in. Cytomel can be given upto 100 mcg/day.
However, since this was posted on weight loss forum, I am assuming you want to take this for weight loss. While taking Cytomel can cause a hyperthyroid state for you and help you burn calories and clenbuterol can give benefits of steroids, both the drugs, taken without a diseased state can create havoc on the different organs and bones. In the long term this will cause several problems. Hence, please do not take these drugs for weight loss. Please talk to your doctor. Take care!
Not that I am complaining about my weight, but I am not trying to loose weight, I am not dieting or exercising a lot. My question is, Is it normal to loose weight at first or is this something I should worry about? Thank you for your response.
I had a couple questions regarding Cytomel - but first my brief background: 35yr. old male, 6'4" 190 pnds.,been on 100mcg. levo for 2 months, tsh went from 22.6 to now a 4.2 - still felt hypo. (constip.,depression, low energy, no libido) so I had my shrink add Cytomel for "depression" he told me to stop levo. completely and prescribed me 50mcg cytomel to "activate" the 300mg.Wellbutrin he's got me on. Does this sound like good practice to you?
I have been diagnosed with having a hypothyroid and have been taking levothyroxine for 6 weeks(75mcg's) - how long does it take to see relief with weight.I have gained 20 lbs and have only lost 5lbs since I have started the levothyroxine but my weight is still fluxuating- this past week I have been gaining again even though I still continue my diet and exercise routine.Is there any hope for weight loss?
I take generic levothyroxin (syntrhoid is a brand name of this med) and generic liothyronine (cytomel is a brand name of this drug). The levo has to take time to build up in your system, and it's usually 5-6 weeks before it reaches full potential, but it can still take a long time to get well -- don't forget, hypothyroidism is an illness and it takes time to heal. The liothyronine is a faster acting, shorter lived med, but is not indicated in all situations.
I have been on Cytomel for almost a year. I take a lot higher dosage but it has helped me feel better, not great but better. I take 9, 5mcg pills per day. 5 in the morning and 4 before lunch. Give it a chance. The hair loss is terrible, I know I am still experiencing it, but it does seem to be slowing. I struggle with the wieght gain also. Not really sure why they can't just "get it right" as far as what to take, how much etc. They cytomel has helped but don't get the generic.
I still don't feel like I am where I should be. NO WEIGHT LOSS whatsoever etc. Would cytomel help me feel better? Also, what is the thyroid Pub? Can I join? Thanks.
I definitely noticed a little bit of cotton mouth with Cytomel. I am the diet pill queen so I am used to the dry mouth feeling on any weight loss medication that I am always on. I don't mind it since it makes me drink more water.
Why not call your doctor's office and tell them that you're having symptoms of being hyperthyroid (sweating, palpitations) and need to know whether you should take less Cytomel. It's quite a reasonable and responsible question for a patient to ask a doctor between visits.
that is my issue, I love working out and exercising and tend to be a chronic dieter to stay lean year around and I think I have screwed up my metabolism, for me to loose weight or bodyfat I literally have to drop my food intake to about 700 calories and have it consist of just protein and fat?? And Dr.
the weight loss was sudden but it no longer sems to effect weight loss or gain. if you are planning to take this drug specifically for weight loss, be aware that side effects are pretty debilitating and that it is not really a sustainable option. can any enlighten me on the effects of adderall/provgil and metforin?
So when starting Armour it is possible to have a few good weeks of feel good, then then for it to seem to wear off. Usually the reason is that the initial boost is from the T3 addition, but then the crash is because the T3/T4 ratio is not optimum for your body. I have read, taking T3 in pill form is like swallowing uppers because there's a immediate rush, and then a quick down-turn and it can have serious, adverse health consequences. I heard it called cocane of thyroid drugs.
This protocol is my last resort, since my HMO, Kaiser would rather feed me antidepressants( so I don't fixate on my weight), or suggested I gain weight to qualify for bariatric surgery. You have to me a complete moron to think that everyone would be thin if they followed your simplistic plan. Do you think us overweight girls just don't know how to follow a diet plan? I've run out of plans. So who do I trust and listen to?
It takes at least 5-6 weeks for a new med/dosage to take full effect, so if you've only been on yours for a month, chances are, you won't be feeling the full effect, and many doctors start patients out on a lower dose and work up, which is the proper way to do it.. What are the reference ranges for the FT3 and FT4? These vary from lab to lab, so must come from your own lab report. There are quite a few of us on both T4 + T3 meds.
fat, bloated, still gaining weight, muscle aches, foot cramps, but not depressed. Take 12 1/2 T3 for about 3 days, then need to take 25 mcg for a day or two, then back to 12 1/2 mug. TSH .564 Free T4 1.14 Free T3 3.8 August 5, 2010 feel terrible, bloated, still gaining weight, very swollen abdomen Dr. tries to raise Free T4 level by changing meds T4 100 mcg., T3 12 1/2- 25 mcg. Mylan TSH .
so this leaves the option, unless i am mistaken, of having to take 2 pills instead of just 1 - levo and Cytomel. people like to streamline their medication regimens to as few pills per day as possible, but sometimes you cannot worry about quantity so much when your job, personal life, etc. are at stake.
83 He desided to put me on Cytomel 25 mcg. When a month ago another Dr was wanting me to take Synthoid 25 mg. I didn't take the Synthoid cause I was wanting a second opinion. Well now that I have that I dont know what to do! I am so new at this and dont know how all this works. I do know I have no energy and ache all over. No problem with weight as of yet anyway. Im 5'6 145. Has anyone every expericed confusion or like a short term memory loss with this?
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