Cytomel levothyroxine

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Avatar f tn The Levothyroxine .50/.75 alternating daily and the Cytomel .5 1/2 am and 1/2 at 5pm was rx by Endocrinologist.
Avatar n tn 25) and retest in 30 days(will insist on free T3). My question: is cytomel taken alone or in conjunction with something like synthroid? The first few days I felt great. Energy level improved greatly, but here a week later, I feel like I'm having a meltdown. Any suggestions?
Avatar n tn I hated every minute of it! I went off of a Levothyroxine/Cytomel combo post TT, to try and make my own T3... (TT in Sept '07 for cancer). The Synthroid only (T4) made me gain at least 15 lbs. But it was the arthritis/joint pain that made me switch immediately. I tried Levoxyl and it got a little better, but I just added back in the Cytomel and changed back to Levothyroxine, and I'm feeling SO much better!
Avatar f tn I have just been prescribed cytomel and i also take Levothyroxine 100 mcgs. I wait until the afternoon to take cytomel which works best for me. I feel better after taking it, and I had my lunch already. Hope this helps!!
Avatar f tn First day of taking generic Cytomel 5mg. Feeling tired after the second dose. Is this normal???
Avatar n tn it took me months to convince my endo. to give me armor or cytomel, and since she does not deal with armor and swore to me that cytomel would not do any thing and in her 30 years of being an endo. 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.
909086 tn?1242664364 I take cytomel, along with my levothyroxine. I'm on 75 mcg levo, alternating with 88 mcg levo + 5 mcg cytomel daily......... I was at 10 mcg cytomel and had to cut back due to rapid heart rate and palps. What are your free T3 and Free T4 levels? I would never recommend any start on cytomel without an FT3 test showing that levels are low. Cytomel is a T3 med only and is about 4 times stronger than the T4 med.
Avatar n tn Hi everyone. Does anyone know if an regular m.d. will ever prescribe Cytomel? 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 swear I've been on EVERYTHING except for Armour since my TT for cancer in Sept. '07. I started on a Levothyroxine and Cytomel combo and then switched to Synthroid only. I had a more than a few sleepless nights on that combo of T3/T4. I thought I "should" be on the name brand and "convert my own T4"... I HATED Synthroid only! Bloating and arthritis (so bad I had trouble walking from the pain in my hip joint!)made me switch ASAP.
1058524 tn?1285190840 I had a TT 5 weeks ago. For 2 weeks I was on Levothyroxine 175 1x daily . Then I got the news I "had" cancer and was to stop Levothyroxine and take Cytomel 25 2xs a day. *Levothyroxine I would take in the morning/empty/with h20 no food for 1 hour *Cytomel I take one in the morning 8-9am same as above, then one at 9pm My question is I felt amazing on Levothyroxine (alive again!) and I feel OK on Cytomel. My issue is I am really tired between the hours of 2pm and 6pm.
Avatar f tn I go back to the doctor in a week for new labs and I want to ask about adding a small dose of Cytomel to the levothyroxine. Has anyone had more success with this combo?
Avatar f tn Hi all. My new endo (who I didn't like) discontinued my cytomel and started me on levothyroxine 25mcg. Sorry I don't have most recent labs back yet. My question is, about an hour and a half after taking my pill I feel almost high. And not in a good way. This lasts about 1-2 hours. Then I go back to feeling tired, sluggish. My normal hypo symptoms. Then about 8 pm I get a great burst of energy. feel clear headed. In general, better than I have in 2 years. By 10-11 its gone and off to bed I go.
Avatar f tn I've taken, both, generic levothyroxine (T4) and liothyronine (T3), as well, as brand name Synthroid and Cytomel. I did better on on generic levo than I did on Synthyroid... I've been taking generic liothyronine for over 5 yrs and have done just as well as I did on Cytomel. I don't think you'll have any difficulty, with generic T3, but if you do, you can always go back to Cytomel.
Avatar f tn I talked my PCP into adding Cytomel to my Levothyroxine due to continued symptoms after a couple years including an enlarged thyroid. it is for 25mcg. Does that seem high? He said he would try a low dose. This discussion is related to <a href=''>CYTOMEL</a>.
Avatar n tn Thank you for answering me on Feb. 12. My Dad has been on levothyroxine for 12-14 years and has been having slight cognitive problems (memory) until recently ( now a 10 second loop) . I had his endocrinologist put him on cytomel (5mcg) for about a year and increase his 100mcg levothyroxine to 125 mcg too that year. His TSH went below norm and T4 went to the high range...and didn't help memory. I'm trying the reverse now so went from 100mcg T4 (OK after month) to 71mcg. to 57 mcg(now for month).
Avatar f tn My prior doctor had me taking 75mcg of Levothyroxine in the morning and 25mcg of Cytomel 1x day. My new endocrinologist is now having me take 75mcg of Levothyroxine at night and 5mcg of Cytomel 3x day. I am having difficulty with when and how I should be taking this. Is anyone on a plan like this? I understand that calcium can affect the absorption and should be avoided 4 hrs before and after taking. Does this mean to avoid just calcium supplements or all dairy. Are small amounts of dairy ok?
908150 tn?1243186560 I take cytomel with my levothyroxine (generic synthroid) also. I'm on 10 mcg/day but even though my endo told me to take it all in the am, I don't. My pills come in 5 mcg so I take one when I get up at 3:35 am when I take my levothyroxine, then take the other 5 mcg at 10:00 am. By 10:00 the one I took at 3:35 has definitely worn off, so I get another shot of it to get me through the rest of the day. It's all gone by evening and I am ready to sleep about 7:00 - 7:30.
Avatar n tn Hello, I am new to this forum and very pleased to have found it. I was put on cytomel for low thyroid function in April. Since then, @5mcg 5x?day, my T3 rose and my T4 fell, so I was reduced to 5mcg qid. Still had sky high T3 and low T4. 2 weeks ago my hairdresser informed me of much hairloss at my temples and around hairline, but more thyroid type loss pattern than estrogen. So my Dr. is pulling me off cytomel, I had already been reduced to 5cg qid, AM temp 97.2-97.
665587 tn?1265950524 , he stopped Synthroid and started Cytomel 25 mg twice a day to prepare for RAI. I will stop Cytomel tomorrow and start the LID diet. Hugs and kisses and a Merry Christmas to you all!!!
Avatar n tn Since my last post, medication has been adjust several times, and additional tests taken. I was at 112 mcg Synthroid/20 Cytomel. Then, we reduced to 88 mcg Synthroid/10 mcg Cytomel. These reductions affected only the t3 readings, (by 50%-understandabley), while the t4 and tsh remained steady at 0.01 throughout all the adjustments. The most recent decision was to up the Cytomel to 24 mcg and reduce the Synthroid to 50 mcg.
Avatar m tn The first several days I took 1/2 tab of Cytomel with Synthroid, then the other 1/2 at 3:00pm. I felt better, but when I took the whole tablet today with Synthroid, I could feel a lot of anxiety symptoms and kinda dizzy feeling. So I will go right back to the 1/2 doses. I do think my Synthroid may need reducing too, should I phone the Dr with this suggestion?
Avatar f tn Does anyone know the time line of events that would occur if a total thyroidectomy person stops taking levothyroxine? I want to understand this condition, but can't seem to find this information. Thanks everyone.
Avatar f tn Hello Is it possible to take cytomel alone or does it have to be taken with a t4 med. I am having a hard time adjusting to levo, and synthroid. When I take it I get head pain in my temples, anxiety, my toes itch or tingle, I feel sluggish and depressed. Cytomel is the only drug that seem to have few side effects, my headaches are gone and my depression has some what lifted. I take 15 mg of cytomel and I'm now down to 25 of synthroid.
581310 tn?1253033150 I just got switched from Natur-throid to Levothyroxine w/ Cytomel. I had to switch since Natur-throid is on back order for a couple months. I was taking one 64.8 naturthroid with a whole 32.4. Then in the afternoon I was taking a 64.8 with a half of a 32.4. so I was around 176mg. He put me on .88 of the levothyroxine with 5mcg of cytomel in the morning. In the afternoon he put me on .75 of the levothroxine with 5mcg of cytomel.
Avatar m tn My mom had to get her thyroid removed do to cancer. SHe has to take levothyroxine, but this hormone was destroying her platelets. her count went under 30,000 ...she has changed the hormone three times already and they produce the same result. Everytime that she stop taking the hormones her platelets count goes up un til 90,0000 in three weeks. Her endocrinogyst and hematologyst don't know what to do. They have never seen a case like this...SHe was in Er yesterday..
Avatar f tn A trial of levothyroxine and tri-iodothyronine is not unreasonable. The dose of levothyroxine should be reduced by 50µg daily and tri iodothyronine in a dose of 10µg (half a tablet) daily added. **** This is a link re osteoporosis and their are lots of interesting topics at the top of the page.
332168 tn?1201030515 Currently I take 137 of Levothyroxine and 25 mcg of Cytomel. I was taking a half tablet in the morning and once in the early afternoon, but I couldn't manage to remember to take the afternoon dose in a timely fashion, and sometimes was kept up at night. I asked my doctor about just upping the Levo and dropping the cytomel, but he seems to think that it's best I'm on both. So I now take the entire dose in the morning and I find this works great for me.
Avatar n tn of years, and was feeling ok, not great, on Levothyroxine. So this week, I asked my dr. if I could get on Armour. She said yes, and put me on 90mg of Armour, and also 5 mg of Cytomel. From reading around, I have not seen anybody else take this combination. Is anybody else taking this? Also, I have been having a headache ever since. When will this go away??