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  1. Take My Thyroid, Please!!!! 24th June 2006
    ... levothroxine & recently just started a small dose of cytomel ) it was working pretty well, but now i firmly believe...
    ... increase in meds would help?? I want to try some cytomel and I am trying to get my adrenals and pituitary checked...
    ... increase in meds would help?? I want to try some cytomel and I am trying to get my adrenals and pituitary checked...

  2. Cytomel Questions 24th June 2006
    ... [FONT="Comic Sans MS"]Please go slowly, 25 mg of Cytomel is an awful big dose on top of Armour. If you get ... experimenting with Wilson's Syndrome (increasing your Cytomel until your body temperature increases...didn't work...
    ... continuing low free T3 despite the Armour, before adding Cytomel . Best wishes....
    ... Sans MS"]Hi, after that little incident, I stopped cytomel altogether and started doing research for myself, ... skid stop for me:) ). I'm not sure why you're taking cytomel with your Armour. Did you have labs that showed your ... weren't converting enough into T3 and needed more Cytomel (T3)?? Surely he's not doing it without labwork. ... what symptoms were you having to prompt taking the Cytomel ?? Sorry about more questions! Judy[/FONT]...
    ... the top. I'm not sure by that time you would need Cytomel at all. It's short acting, takes two hours to peak ... your total dosage of Armour first, before using the Cytomel . I wouldn't go more than 10 mg per change, and take ... these labs done again. It's not that I don't like Cytomel , but why fool would two medications if one could suffice ... Armour if you try to dose in this manner. Also, since Cytomel is so short acting, some people split that instead...
    ... prescribe more Armour. I am amazed that he prescribed the Cytomel . For now, I am going to have to go with this. Today...

  3. back from surgery 24th June 2006
    ... dosages of calcium and vitamin D. They also put me on Cytomel and magnesium. Nights are the hardest because I can...
    ... way before before the surgery to help in case. The cytomel is supposed to help. But again, I think I am expecting...
    ... any food down (or in) and am shaky. Doc took me off Cytomel tempoarily and reduced calcium since my levels seem...
    ... answer your question, I'm not on thyroxine (is that Cytomel or Synthroid). I was on levoxyl before the surgery...
    ... for the anxiety but I have to sleep. Started taking Cytomel yesterday. Read someone's post about it and started ... symptoms are normal and that I have to stick with the Cytomel . So I figured I choose vomiting over the depression...
    ... nt yet go on thyroxine which is T4 but you can take cytomel which is T3 how comes?. I,m on thyroxine and my stomach...

  4. weight wont budge!? 23rd June 2006
    ... to starve myself to lose anything. I have been on Cytomel for two weeks now. I lost 2 pounds and hopefully it ... is the Cytomel that is helping me lose....
    ... What is cytomel ? To the previous post- i am not using thyroid med...

  5. Help Please! Exactly what tests should I ask for? 23rd June 2006
    ... guys can help me :) Anyway, I want to go back on Cytomel . I have poured over all of my labs for the past 2 ... EXTRA T3! My Free t3 were always higher when on the cytomel and my TSH was lower. My Free t4 were also higher...

  6. My results from the doc 22nd June 2006
    ... T4's or T3's) the morning of bloodwork anyway. Cytomel is my drug of choice :p now. It surpresses TSH & builds...
    ... Yes Ellyn ~ I started taking 50 mcg's of Cytomel 5 weeks ago, after refusing to go on L-thyroxine, ... agree we need to add .25 mcg's of Synthroid WITH the Cytomel . (my body tolerates Syn FINE, as long as I get T3 ... 's WITH it) see post Cytomel is my friend for more info. Sue...

  7. MOMOFBOYZ -How are you doing? 22nd June 2006
    ... Glad illmakeit asked, cuz I was wondering too ;) Cytomel & I are getting along just fine :D :) :D Sue...
    ... Thanks Jewel and Sue for asking. Sue, I am so glad the Cytomel is doing good!!!!!! Live happy now! Jewel, you said...

  8. New to board and Throid "Issues" 22nd June 2006
    ... months, I've been on: Syn (bAAd), Armour (ok+) & now Cytomel . Cytomel is THE :D BEST for me. After this RolLeRcoAsteR...
    ... Sudufu..I did read your post on Cytomel ..I am very happy for you that you found help..Its...

  9. Cytomel is my FRIEND!!! 22nd June 2006
    ... new good friend! I was wondering, are you taking Cytomel only, or l-thyroxine, too? I am trying to get the ... doctor to give me a try with the Cytomel . I wanna be just like you, and feel good again!!...
    ... ?? (know what i mean = kwim) Dr has me on just Cytomel , while I think .25 mcg's of T4 med should be added ... to it to kick me up closer to 100%. Cytomel alone is GOOD. But even my bloodwork (to me) at .5...
    ... I also discovered Cytomel . Bought it online because doctors just don't seem ... perscribe it. I also feel much better. I am on 10mcg of Cytomel and 50mcg Synthroid. My question to you is do you ... get the Cytomel crash at the sometime during the day? Cytomel has ... this and here they are developing a time released Cytomel . How about weight lost with Cytomel. Have you experienced...
    ... something Inever appreciated before). I'm taking JUST Cytomel right now, 50 mcg's, that's split morning & afternoon ... range .8 - 1.8) I need some T4 in conjunction with Cytomel . I'll get it from Dr next visit, or use what I have...

  10. no sleep!!!! 22nd June 2006
    ... which didn't seem to be working) to synthroid and cytomel . I am not on a high dosage of either medication. ... I take the synthroid in the morning with 1/2 a cytomel and then the other half I take in the late afternoon...
    ... a synthetic T3/4 combo. What are your Syn & Cytomel doses? Maybe 1/2ing the Syn dose, while doubling to ... Cytomel would work? I tolerated (VERY :D well) taking .25 ... conjunction WITH Armour. Right now, I'm taking 50 mcg's of Cytomel , , , Hope :) you get some relief soon. CALL your...
    ... the whole dose of synthroid at 6:00am with 1/2 a 5mg cytomel . Then I take the other 1/2 of the cytomel in the...
    ... are, but 1/2ing the Syn & x [SIZE=3]5[/SIZE]ing the Cytomel (whatEVER - 5 mcg's is a [size=1] tiny[/SIZE] dose...
    ... the medication immediately--obviously synthroid and cytomel are not for me. He is going to put me back on armour...

  11. hypothyroidism, treatment? 21st June 2006
    ... Synthroid medicines anymore. So She put me on 50 mcg's of Cytomel (T3 only med that surpresses tsh too) My TSH was 6...
    ... different meds for hypo. Sudufu does well on the cytomel - some people can't take it or don't need it. Some...

  12. Still frustrated, please help 21st June 2006
    ... doctor and ask if he will add T3. Do you know if Cytomel is the only one that can be prescribed? This is all...
    ... Ticker... I was on Cytomel along with my Levoxyl and honestly I believe I did ... better on that combination. I took myself off the Cytomel because at the time I didn't feel like I was getting ... Anyway, I am going to take it again. When I started the Cytomel , my TSH dropped like a rock! Looking back now...I ... well and hope you feel better soon! Oh, and I think Cytomel is the only T3 available right now...I could be wrong...
    ... Yes, I think Cytomel is the only T3 only med for now. Other than the Armour ... might think about adjusting the Armour if you add Cytomel . Or going with a T4 only med with a T3 only med....
    ... everything else. Thanks for the information on Cytomel . I hope you can start it again with good results...
    ... pharmacy number because the doctor is going to prescribe Cytomel ! I am completely and wonderfully shocked! I never...

  13. why have your thyroid taken out? 21st June 2006
    ... because I've been aggressive with my Doctor(s). I'm on Cytomel now and in HEAVEN :)! Through these type boards...

  14. newly diagnosed hypo 20th June 2006
    ... aren't gone yet. If you can get a prescription for Cytomel (a T3 drug) you will get well faster but you also ... a greater risk of going to the other extreme with Cytomel . Doses have to start at low, conservative levels and...

  15. Meep Please help me! Others welcome, too 19th June 2006
    ... I feel horrible most of the time! I used to be on Cytomel last fall and my TSH was really low. I took 5 mg x2 ... took that. I seemed to have done better when on the Cytomel except I THINK the Cytomel made my breast size increase...

  16. thyroid & menstrual cycle 18th June 2006
    ... My pcp increased my levo from 50 mcg to 75 & added Cytomel at a very low dose of 5 mcg on the 10th of this month...

  17. scared, help please!!!!! 17th June 2006
    ... levels had changed, (due to tweaking my T4 dose to add Cytomel )...and I wasn't feeling well, even tho my TSH was...
    ... him. May I ask what you take? You said you take Cytomel . I am hoping something like that could help me with...
    ... I feel like I need something else or need to add cytomel ....
    ... I'm on 125 mcg of Levothroid, (T4), and 5 mcg of Cytomel , (T3). I too felt very, very bad, for quite a while...

  18. Does taking Cytomel decrease your T4 levels? Meep..Midwest?? 17th June 2006
    ... Well 5mcg of Cytomel is equal to .25mcg of Levothroid. I found that I cannot ... go by what the doctors recommend. I added Cytomel on my own to go along with my Synthroid T4 and have ... my Synthroid from ,125 to .50mcg and added .5mcg of Cytomel . I will do this for a while and up the dose slowly ... into my own hands since my doctors would not give me Cytomel . If the amount of Cytomel is giving you a headache...
    ... (maybe only by .12 mcg's) or increase my T3, (the Cytomel ), by 5 mcg's. We'll get there... (That's what ... T3 is stable in your blood after only a week, and Cytomel can be adjusted often until you are where you need ... 1. If you no longer have a thyroid gland, the Cytomel would have had negligible effect on T4 levels, no ... tells your thyroid gland to produce T4. Since the Cytomel drops your TSH, your T4 would also drop, so increasing ... top to feel right. It was 1.6 before I started the Cytomel . Please,....someone help?? EDIT to add: I forgot ... before re-testing. Meanwhile, start splitting your Cytomel tablets and take half in the morning, upon rising...
    ... the 125 mcg, (up from 112), and stick to the 5 mcg Cytomel , taken as 2.5 in the AM and 2.5 in the afternoon....

  19. New to Thyrolar 16th June 2006
    ... better when they GET T3 or combo meds. I've been taking Cytomel (T3 only) the last 4 weeks & there is NO COMPARISION...

  20. dear carroc 15th June 2006
    ... fourth day since my "second" operation and I'm on Cytomel and feel fine. I am able to turn my neck from side ... and freezing small meals so that when I go off the Cytomel , (July 8th) if I go hypo and begin feeling tired and...

  21. hypo & lack of periods...anyone else? 15th June 2006
    ... fact so much that i convinced my pcp to put me on Cytomel in a baby dose of 5 mcg's, it has been a week since ... perimenopause (according to my gyn dr) I think the cytomel is slowly helping. Is there any other female going...
    ... just spotting w/ no actual menstration. I started Cytomel 4 weeks ago & had the wierdest period OF ALL :) after...

  22. HELP,6yr old with tsh problems. 14th June 2006
    ... Have you considered adding a T3 medication such as Cytomel to the Synthroid? Or changing to armour which has...

  23. Who has had a TT and went on Cytomel for 4 weeks 11th June 2006
    ... Connie - good job getting the doc to give you cytomel ! I have read about that and often wondered why they...

  24. Has Anyone Trie Just Taking Cytomel Alone & Time Released T3 10th June 2006
    ... smoother to me -- I got sort of shocky from straight Cytomel . People vary in speed of metabolism & also in how...

  25. Weight Gain/Loss 10th June 2006
    ... probably be regulated quicker on Armour (or Synthroid and Cytomel ) but most doctors are in love with Synthroid all by...

  26. Finally Feeling Good 9th June 2006
    ... I wrote a few weeks ago when I decided to add Cytomel to my Synthroid. Over the years my doctors have increased ... patients who were give a 5 to 1 ratio of Synthroid T4 and Cytomel T3. The study claimed the patients felt better than ... Synthroid alone. Plus they lost some weight. So I orderd Cytomel online and try it myself . I figure why not, these ... Synthroid and still felt lousy. I wasn't sure how the Cytomel would effect me so I started with a small dose of ... 5mcg of Cytomel , {equivalant to 25mcg of Synthroid} and cut my Synthroid ... function. I mean I cut my Synthroid dose way down. Is the Cytomel , even in the smallest doses helping my body use the...
    ... comparison to what they were before you started the Cytomel . Geez...we read so many interesting ways people get...
    ... I wrote a few weeks ago when I decided to add Cytomel to my Synthroid. Over the years my doctors have increased ... patients who were give a 5 to 1 ratio of Synthroid T4 and Cytomel T3. The study claimed the patients felt better than ... Synthroid alone. Plus they lost some weight. So I orderd Cytomel online and try it myself . I figure why not, these ... Synthroid and still felt lousy. I wasn't sure how the Cytomel would effect me so I started with a small dose of ... 5mcg of Cytomel , {equivalant to 25mcg of Synthroid} and cut my Synthroid ... function. I mean I cut my Synthroid dose way down. Is the Cytomel , even in the smallest doses helping my body use the...

  27. Anyone been to a Health and Wellness Center? 9th June 2006
    ... mg of levothyroxine - (T4 ony meds), and 12.5 mcg Cytomel (T3 only med) so the doc is upping you faster than...

  28. What Can I Expect Before & After RAI 9th June 2006
    ... If your doctor is giving you cytomel until just a couple of weeks before going for the ... needed lots of naps. if you get back on meds, with cytomel , right after RAI it should be more doable....

  29. New to Armour thyroid 8th June 2006
    ... they take separate T4, such as Synthroid, and add " Cytomel ", a med. containing only T3 to get a very individulized...

  30. Do you take your meds or not for blood work 8th June 2006
    ... also swelled terrible on it from the start. Tried cytomel and that was not for me either. Especially when my...

  31. Please help with results, ?s re T4-T3 conversion 8th June 2006
    ... patients also seem to recover w/extra T3 -- he favors Cytomel . One thing for sure: if your current doc goes...

  32. For Meep please 8th June 2006
    ... explan why I was feeling very good while taking the Cytomel (T3). This is all so confusing but it's going to be...

  33. Lady 50...Question please 7th June 2006
    ... one of your posts yesterday where you referred to Cytomel and the connection of increase in breast size. What ... can you tell me about that? I was on Cytomel for several months and I'm not lying when I say that ... thing, but not for me! Is that a side effect of the Cytomel . Before starting it, I'd done lots of research on ... TSH levels were always down (normal range) with the Cytomel , but now they're off the chart (up to 15) without...
    ... TSH levels were always down (normal range) with the Cytomel , but now they're off the chart (up to 15) without ... and discharge from the nipples. Perhaps somehow Cytomel also interferes with the proper balance of Prolactin ... Did you notice the swelling while you were on the Cytomel or after you switched back to the T4 med?...
    ... breasts were feeling larger and heavier while on the Cytomel . I was NEVER just on Cytomel alone. I ALWAYS took ... baby born 16 years ago!) Do you really think that the Cytomel interfared with my prolactin hormone? (didn't even ... one) My concern is that I did feel better while on Cytomel - at least my numbers were all "within range" - but...
    ... breasts were feeling larger and heavier while on the Cytomel . I was NEVER just on Cytomel alone. I ALWAYS took ... baby born 16 years ago!) Do you really think that the Cytomel interfared with my prolactin hormone? (didn't even ... one) My concern is that I did feel better while on Cytomel - at least my numbers were all "within range" - but...
    ... got a whole cup larger. Wonder if it is REALLY the Cytomel that did it or just plain weight gain and getting...

  34. Can other drugs - i.e., anti-anxiety - cause hypo? 7th June 2006
    ... are please can you tell me if cytomel is the same as our english levothyroxine...
    ... not 100% sure! so zoso whayt is this cytomel you americans take and by the way ...
    ... So nice to meet you :) I'm not familiar with Cytomel - I was just diagnosed as Hypo 3 weeks ago, so this ... is all new to me. My doctor did not talk about Cytomel with me, so I really don't know much about it, other...
    ... Pursie... Cytomel is the name of the T3 synthetic hormone. The T3 hormone ... are the synthetic versions of Levothyroxine. The T3 ( Cytomel ) is the synthetic version of Liothyronine. Don't think...
    ... :) Pursie... Cytomel is the name of the T3 synthetic hormone. The T3 hormone ... are the synthetic versions of Levothyroxine. The T3 ( Cytomel ) is the synthetic version of Liothyronine. Don't think...

  35. After TT, I have got leg swelling. Please help. 6th June 2006
    ... March. After that, Based on doctor's order, I took Cytomel 25 MCG for about one month. Then I stopped Cytomel...

  36. help with meds 6th June 2006
    ... plate now. The doctor then gave me levoxyl 50 and cytomel 5. I have not begun this and he also said he would...
    ... well with a combination of a T4 medication and adding Cytomel for T3, and many do just fine on a T4 alone. Try...

  37. Meep...please read this 6th June 2006
    ... increase a hold cup size in the past 6 months...I was on cytomel (t3) for months (no longer on it). My TSH level is...

  38. High TSH - Any advise please 6th June 2006
    ... approx 2 hrs after I take my Levox. I used to be on Cytomel (T3) for several months but stopped. Didn't think ... I'm a little lost. Not sure if I should go back to Cytomel or perhaps even think about switching to Armour altogether...
    ... way it seems to me....I wonder if going back on the Cytomel (t3) would help again...my numbers were better when...
    ... those tests this time. However, I used to be on T3 ( cytomel ) and I look back in a medical journal that I keep ... and I see that whenever I've been on the Cytomel , my TSH level is way down to "normal" or within acceptable ... ranges. I stopped taking the Cytomel because I noticed my breasts were increasing in size ... here I read where someone made a correlation between Cytomel and increasing their breast size. So presently I'm ... not on cytomel but it seems like I do better when I am *big sigh...
    ... that and perhaps the T3/T4 imbablance from being on Cytomel only might cause prolactin to be elevated. I'll...

  39. Female Cytomel users??? 6th June 2006
    ... cup and I didn't understand it until now! I was on Cytomel for months and I noticed my breast getting larger ... and heavier. Could the Cytomel have actually done that?? And I'm thinking of going...
    ... weeks of b. yuck, then what seems like normal period ( Cytomel ) now in June. My old primecare (who refused armour ... shomon site?) that Prempro can interact badly with Cytomel . Any labs I have are old, pre-Cytomel. (T3/4's...
    ... menopausal symptoms. However, neither Armour nor Cytomel worked for me for a variety of reasons. I was really...

  40. hello evaryone!!! 4th June 2006
    ... I'm doing GOOD 2 weeks into my new med, Cytomel :) Since my thyroid journey began last fall, I...

  41. Levoxyl to Syntroid and some problems 4th June 2006
    ... NOT* going there :) again) Honestly, now that I'm on Cytomel I feel like I could discountinue anti-pressants all...

  42. slightly hypo 3rd June 2006
    ... iodothyronine (T3) and levothyroxine sodium (T4), I take Cytomel (t3 only med) now. Why couldn'y your Dr perscrib Thyrolar ... (t3/4 combo) or Cytomel to go WITh Synthroid??? Many, MANY patients feel better...

  43. I've given up! 3rd June 2006
    ... looking for something to supplement my T4 drugs I found Cytomel at several online pharmacies. I didn't order any but...

  44. Protien and brain fog? 2nd June 2006
    ... okay. I asked if he might try me on a small dose of Cytomel , he said yes. I asked if I could see him the same...

  45. Synthroid and Cytomel Combo 1st June 2006
    ... any relief. My doctor switched me to synthroid AND cytomel . I just started this therapy so I really can't say...
    ... Glad to hear it's working for you too. I asked for cytomel , and my endo was just great and gave me some...started...
    ... dose of Armour, I saw glimpses of the old me taking Cytomel alone now & feel 200%, like when I was on Armour,...

  46. Selenium question.. 1st June 2006
    ... do with say, calcium supplements. A T3 med like cytomel is kinda like a lit firecracker in your body (Ok,...

  47. Hi i,m new, i,m in england surgery on 7th 1st June 2006
    ... know that I feel 200% better when I'm getting T3's ( Cytomel ) or being on T3/4 combo such as Armour or Thyrolar...
    ... yesterday at hospital I asked about T4/T3 combo citing cytomel and they acted like they never heard of such a thing...

  48. Armour vs Synthroid - advice please ??? 31st May 2006
    ... how much better I feel getting T3's. Doc perscribed Cytomel (soley T3) last visit. And 11-12 days into Cytomel...
    ... barely in range, and TSH doubled, so Doc opted for Cytomel . I would definetley go for t3/4 combo or Cytomel...

  49. Please help, "normal results". 31st May 2006
    ... actually listened when I asked about the possibility of Cytomel and my symptoms. The only thing is that I'll have...

  50. Are you on Armour? 30th May 2006
    ... took me off Armour/Syn combo, perscribing *just* Cytomel when my T3/4's went down slightly & tsh DOUBLED. ...
    ... switched me to a lower dose of Synthroid and added cytomel for a lower ratio of T4 to T3 than is in the Armour...
    ... switched me to a lower dose of Synthroid and added cytomel for a lower ratio of T4 to T3 than is in the Armour...

  51. its qaulity of life ??? i just dont have!!!! 30th May 2006
    ... levoxyl for several weeks. She was allowed to stay on Cytomel (which she had to BEG to be on in the first place...

  52. AV Sue's story (sudufu) long! 29th May 2006
    ... morning after round table. She says she wants to try Cytomel (know its T3:p) - so I'm happy I'm NOT getting MORE ... t4 SHOVED @ me :) I'm on day 9 of just Cytomel , tinkering/tweaking the dose to see if I should take...
    ... needed meds(she's 90 now). When are you taking the Cytomel ? Are you halving it?...
    ... for me :) but am totally willing to TRY anything Cytomel could be making me constipated :( , Its not usual...
    ... - but it IS difficult to get if you start taking Cytomel 2 times a day! I have constipation, however, it IS...
    ... OTHER Thy meds ;) too) Honestly, i don't know if Cytomel is the right med --though it does: control swelling...

  53. Hypo and feeling good? 29th May 2006
    ... tried to switch me back to Synthroid and add low dose Cytomel . Even suggested lowering due to TSH, but he didn...

  54. Does your TSH number really matter? 28th May 2006
    ... it okay to increase Synthroid and/or maybe add some Cytomel if you still have severe hypo symptoms, but your THS...

  55. Crash And Burn Three Weeks Into Meds 26th May 2006
    ... Just curious who's your Endo? I'm on day 8 of Cytomel & still tinkering with options: take it ALL in morning...
    ... as well. I won't know til thyroid is tweaked. Is Cytomel t3? I have a low t3 but Otsuka didn't think that was...
    ... just a T4, especially Synthroid :) Levothyroxine! Cytomel is t3, it also surpresses TSH (mine doubled to 6+ ... I feel human :D again after starting Armour, now Cytomel . Tells ME that I'm the kind of patient who does better ... remember specifically ASKing Pharm if I should split Cytomel . She said, No just take it. But Pharms can't know ... with Illmakeit ;) Like I said, I'm tinkering w/ Cytomel , & documenting it to SHOW Doc, & see what dose & when...
    ... Also, what if you took the armour in the am and the cytomel 8 or so hours later, since there is T3 in armour....

  56. Explain the different meds referred to on board 26th May 2006
    ... the opportunity to take it. synthetic -brand name Cytomel - contains T3 only - USUALLY used with T4 if you are...

  57. Advice needed, please look at my lab results. 26th May 2006
    ... want my brain back!!!!!! I want to ask my GP for Cytomel , but I don't know if that's what I need. She'll do...
    ... i wouldnt think you would need cytomel . its only t3. armour might be better for you since...
    ... I'm sorry. I meant I want to take Cytomel and and still take Synthroid. I don't want to go...
    ... armour, then again some people feel better by adding cytomel to synthroid. you could try it if you doc agrees...

  58. How long until I feel better? T3 & 4 25th May 2006
    ... found out i need to increase my Armour and add T3 ( Cytomel ). I started on increased Armour and T3 over a week...

  59. depression from thyroid meds 25th May 2006
    ... on the Armour the reason for switching to Synthroid/ Cytomel ? Some authorities say that T4 hormone best passes ... effect of various psych meds. T3, in Armour & Cytomel , can amplify feelings of anxiety. There are many...
    ... effect of various psych meds. T3, in Armour & Cytomel , can amplify feelings of anxiety. There are many...

  60. Should I ask for Cytomel or Armour? 25th May 2006
    ... thyoid gland contains, and would be more natural. Cytomel is synthetic you know, but you might try one, if that...
    ... thinking I'd like to try adding the smallest dose of Cytomel , or a time released T3 if I can get it, for staters...
    ... hi tawny ~ I read somewhere that Cytomel surpresses TSH. For that reason, I don't think it...
    ... me the difference beetween them is cytomel the same as our levo or is cytomel...
    ... me the difference beetween them is cytomel the same as our levo or is cytomel...
    ... question, no they are not the sme. Levothyroxine is T4. Cytomel is T3. T4 has to convert to T3 for the body to use...

  61. Lab tests look good, but I could feel better! 25th May 2006
    ... me about maybe trying a different dosage or adding Cytomel , or something?? I am taking Synthoid .137. Thanks...

  62. Hashimotos 22nd May 2006
    ... T1, T2 etc.) and some do well with T3 supplemented ( Cytomel ). Some do better on other brands of T4. There is...

  63. Need some help/support 21st May 2006
    ... request trying a different type of meds? Armour? Cytomel ? I am someone who has always been VERY sensitive...
    ... research before requesting a med change to Armour or Cytomel . Excess T3 can increase anxiety symptoms. It is...

  64. ? Cytomel questions ? 20th May 2006
    ... an adequate dose. Were you rxd only the 5 mcg of Cytomel (smallest tablet dose)? The average person would might...
    ... to Armour, THEN adding Synthroid to the mix. My Cytomel perscription is here in my hand. Though the Doc said ... s :) and my research says: 5, 25 & 50 mcg pills of Cytomel are available. Maybe Doc thought 50 mcg's WAS small...
    ... high :) until I get confermation from Doc. Is Cytomel something people have more sucsess with SPLITTING...
    ... Armour is one reason why people split it. The T3 in cytomel is very similar to the T3 in Armour. Both have a ... leading to ups & downs. I take a very low dose of cytomel , twice a day, at present & I swear, it only lasts...
    ... MINUTE! That doesn't make sense to only be taking Cytomel . I went from 175 mcg of Levothyroxine (only T4 ... ) to 150 mcg of Levoxyl PLUS 5 mg of Cytomel . There are excellent sites out there that explain...
    ... has a few very small goiters. But, I've read that Cytomel can reduce goiters :) - so maybe THAT was part of ... Armour & Syn combo wasn't tweaked more either. the Cytomel came about AFTER I refused to take *just* a T4 med...
    ... Hey Sue, Have you started taking the Cytomel ? How's it going?...
    ... manufactorers website :) I've been taking just Cytomel since Sat, almost six days. I've had exhausted :)...

  65. whats your worst symptomof hypoT 20th May 2006
    ... Table meeting! Thru joint agreement, THEY thought Cytomel may be the best choice for ME for various reasons ... . Been taking Cytomel a week now,,, many of us don't understand why...

  66. Is Armour a better choice 19th May 2006
    ... Many of these people will do better if some T3 ( Cytomel ) is added to their T4. But there is still a subset...
    ... lower dosage of synthroid and added a small amount of cytomel (a T3 only product) and again I got the heart palps...
    ... Armour and then again with the lowered dose T4 and cytomel . But that does not mean that Armour or some other...

  67. Can My meds cause swelling? 19th May 2006
    ... after i uppered the dose of my, synthroid, I was on cytomel too, so I was playing around too much and increase...

  68. Question for 2 years or more Post RAI for Graves disease 18th May 2006
    ... with attention and organization. Last year I add cytomel (T3) 10 mcg. Feel somewhat better, but weight doesn...

  69. 'nother DOC bites the dust 18th May 2006
    ... taking Synthroid AGAIN unless they give me a T3 ( Cytomel ?) along w/ it. WHY do Docs FOCUS so much on Synthroid...
    ... don't take synthroid - I wouldn't even take it with Cytomel since you had a problem previouly. "WHY do Docs...
    ... talk about everything. She wants to put me on just Cytomel now, but if I have ANY bad effects to call her quickly ... So I go to pharm tonight, they had to ORDER the Cytomel , (thanks for the call to let me KNOW that,,, GRrr...
    ... called Doc next day & now am waiting for Pharm to GET Cytomel , , , Mind you, my particular case WAS talked about...
    ... explained my HORRIFIC side-effects, so she suggested Cytomel , it's soley T3. I have my new Cytomel meds in my hot...

  70. Can anyone help me ??? 18th May 2006
    ... am feeling so much better from only 3 weeks on T3. ( Cytomel ) I pray you find an answer. Deda...

  71. Cytomel seems to be helping me...and other sad news 18th May 2006
    ... Thoughts & prayers :) to your family. I'm glad that Cytomel is helping :D you. How hard was it to convince your...
    ... to convince my Dr?? She said right off..like this... Cytomel ?...no problem, sure I could do that for you...it's ... Raised in Inland Empire. Are you trying to get some Cytomel ? If so, and your Doc won't do it....keep trying, I...
    ... reuined this desert, , , Are you trying to get some Cytomel ? I'm started on thyroid meds in Feb 06. And after ... effects. Don't mind taking Syn ALONG WITH Aromur or Cytomel . I'm one of those patients who feels better on t4...
    ... Deda ??? Do you take JUST Cytomel ? Or is it in combo with another thy med :) My primecare ... only seen twice, my NOT bite dust :D She's agreed to Cytomel , but I thought it went WITH another Thy med :) I'll...
    ... better. What have you been taking prior to getting the Cytomel , Sue? I would try to get the doc to keep you on T ... -4 with the addition of the Cytomel . Good luck, and let me know what happens...how you ... feel on the Cytomel , etc. God bless, Deda...
    ... to convince my Dr?? She said right off..like this... Cytomel ?...no problem, sure I could do that for you...it's ... Raised in Inland Empire. Are you trying to get some Cytomel ? If so, and your Doc won't do it....keep trying, I ... She now wants me to take Synthroid, should I ask for Cytomel also? Laura...
    ... well in 20 years. She BEGGED her doctor to put her on Cytomel along with the Levoxyl she was already taking....okay ... Levoxyl for like 3 weeks but could continue on the Cytomel . Well, let me tell you, she said she has felt the ... best ever in 20 years on Cytomel alone. She looked fantastic, lost 20 pounds through ... note, when she begged her doctor to put her on the Cytomel initially, the doc was reluctant because she said...
    ... interesting, as someone else here just recently, [who is on Cytomel only as well], (I think, Sue?), and she said she's ... a few other people too saying they felt so well on Cytomel alone...(be it on this board or another),.....I believe ... experiment. :D Do you mind if I ask you, how many mcg's of Cytomel she is taking per day? Are her T-4 levels high enough...
    ... Feeling better....for a while there I didn't think the Cytomel was going to work with me....I was having some bad...
    ... Deda, chin up girl! I think my friend who took the Cytomel and felt great is now taking 5 mcg (mg?) a day. I...
    ... cancer okay. What a blessing. Is SHE the one who takes Cytomel only? One thing I've had a little problem with since...
    ... cancer surgery, she is back on the Levoxyl along with Cytomel . Since she felt so well on Cytomel alone, I am not...

  72. I really need y'alls help... PLEASE! 17th May 2006
    ... he will supplement with T3 (I beleive it is called Cytomel ?) or put you on Armour, which has both T3 and T4....

  73. Hashimoto's infertility 17th May 2006
    ... abruption. I know I didn't get pregnant until I added Cytomel to my Levoxyl. I had been able to get my TSH below ... 2 on Levoxyl alone, but Cytomel + Levoxyl got my free T4 *and* free T3 level above...
    ... Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm I have been considering Cytomel and Armour....
    ... out. TTC1 ~ Why would you be considering both Cytomel and Armour? That would be way too much T3 for almost...
    ... Oh I just meant maybe I need Cytomel OR Armour (just mentioning the medication possibilities ... read about people taking Armour and a tiny bit of Cytomel . I'm going to see what my test results are next week...

  74. Lets all vent about doc's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 16th May 2006
    ... combo of meds. Put me on something totally DIFFERENT, Cytomel . Feeling like a lab :) rat theses days - - But...

  75. Environmental Toxcity and thyroid problems 16th May 2006
    ... function is low. T4 & T3 meds (currently Levoxyl & Cytomel ) have made a big difference in my level of functioning...
    ... function is low. T4 & T3 meds (currently Levoxyl & Cytomel ) have made a big difference in my level of functioning ... you can still be euythoid and have symptoms. I took cytomel and Armour and synthroid after it all first happened ... running down my throat constantly. I had taken too much cytomel one night and my face was burning and twingling and...

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