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Did Cytomel cause my thyroid gland to swell up?
I have been on Cytomel for about 2 months. Around 2 weeks ago, I thought my double-chin looked a little more doubled. Then 3 days ago, I really noticed my thyroid gland is swollen up!

The soonest appointment I could get with my Endo is in about 3 weeks.

Could the Cytomel have caused this? Is this something I need to be seen for right away?
cookie_time
08/22/08
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  If dose is too small on RARE occasions it can happen.
898
08/22/08
How do you know if cytomel is actually working?
I've been taking ctyomel, increasing my dosage every 4 days. I am now at 100 mg. I don't feel anything at all. I did a clenbuterol cycle, and I could actually feel my body heat up.

Cytomel is supposed to increase your thyroid function, but how do you know if it's actually working or not?
Damien
12/04/07
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  if it's real T3 then it's working. you could feel the clen because it's a CNS stimulant, T3 is not.

taking T3 will cost you some muscle mass if you aren't using some sort of anabolic, especially at 100 mcg/daily. T3 helps the body to synthesize proteins, carbohydrates and fats it does not discriminate. messing with your endocrine system is no joke
lv_consultant
12/04/07
Has anyone experienced weight loss using cytomel for a low thyroid?
I have heard that using cytomel will create a huge weight loss. Is this true?
Noose45
12/21/08
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  Weight loss from thyroid meds will only occur if you also watch what you eat and exercise. Desiccated thyroid like Armour is an even better treatment than Cytomel alone.

But do know that if you aren't hypo, the worst thing you can do to lose weight is get on a thyroid med.
Chocolate Chip Meringue
12/21/08
who can help me purchase the drug cytomel for my son?
I need a prescription assistance program that will help me purchase my son's drug cytomel.
sassyklc1969
05/17/06
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  Your best shot is to contact the pharmacy company distributing it to see if they have any programs to assist in the purchase. Often, they have a few.

This must all be followed with a doctors perscription, of course.
spdbunny
05/17/06
Synthroid vs. Armour vs. Synthroid/Cytomel for Hashimoto's?
Has anyone reading this who has Hashimoto's thyroiditis ever switched from plain Synthroid to Armour thyroid or to a Synthroid/Cytomel combo? Would you share your experience with that and perhaps give advice if you have any? Right now, I'm on Synthroid alone, doing better than I was when I was first diagnosed, but still experiencing so much fatigue and depression. It's really affecting my work. My endocrinologist left her practice, and I'm searching for a new one. My last doctor would not prescribe T3 at all, except when free T3 numbers are out of range, which mine are not --- they're in the middle. And God forbid you mention Armour to her --- she would not go there! I saw another endo last week who felt the same way. Really, she made me feel like a crazy hypochondriac. So, I'm trying this new doctor in a few weeks. I really hope he is someone who has a handle on the autoimmune aspect of the Hashimoto's --- I feel that should be a key concept in treatment, but I've never found a doctor who could even discuss it. I was referred to this new guy by a compounding pharmacy. Hopefully, I'll have some luck.
Summer
07/29/11
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How do you take the time-released cytomel (Wilson Syndrome) medicine?
There are several pills, but not sure how to start.
girardswarthmore
03/31/06
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  The dosage of thyroid hormones is determined by the indication and must in every case be individualized according to patient response and laboratory findings.

Cytomel (liothyronine sodium) Tablets are intended for oral administration once-a-day dosage is recommended. Although liothyronine sodium has a rapid cutoff, its metabolic effects persist for a few days following discontinuance.

Ask your Doctor maybe?
b.skitch
04/07/06
Does taking cytomel help to lose weight?
Please give me any info you have on this drug. I have read the websites, but they are all confusing. Thanks.
cholito lindo
02/07/09
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  First check out what is your blood group and what diet is good for your health .

Basically there are 3 types of Diet

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X ----- AVOID, FOOD ACTS LIKE A POISON


Check out what diet helps lose or gain weight and what diet is really good to be healthy based on your blood group .

Inorder to Lose Weight eat 5 Small meals every 2 hours a day . Inorder to Gain Weight eat 5 Big meal every 2 hours a day.

-Blood group O is for Old.- Type O.

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"FOODS ENCOURAGE WEIGHT GAIN"
Sweetcorn
Kidney beans
Cabbage
Brussel sprout
Cauliflower

"FOODS ENCOURAGE WEIGHT LOSS"
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Sea food
Iodized salt
Liver
Red meat
Spinach
Broccoli


-Blood group A is for Agrarian.-__ Type A.

http://www.diskovery.co.in/how_to_loose_weight__how_to_gain_weight

"FOODS ENCOURAGE WEIGHT GAIN"
Meat
Dairy foods
Kidney beans
Lima beans
Wheat

"FOODS ENCOURAGE WEIGHT LOSS"
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Euterpe Oleracea
Vegetable oils
Soya foods
Vegetables
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-Blood group B is for Balance.-__ Type B.

http://www.diskovery.co.in/how_to_loose_weight__how_to_gain_weight

"FOODS ENCOURAGE WEIGHT GAIN"
Lentils
Sweetcorn
Peanuts
Sesame seeds
Buckwheat
Wheat

"FOODS ENCOURAGE WEIGHT LOSS"
Liv 52
Euterpe Oleracea
Green vege
Meat
Lamb Liver
Eggs


__ Blood group Type AB.

http://www.diskovery.co.in/how_to_loose_weight__how_to_gain_weight

"FOODS ENCOURAGE WEIGHT GAIN"
Red meat
Kidney beans
Seeds
Sweetcorn
Buckwheat

"FOODS ENCOURAGE WEIGHT LOSS"
Liv 52
Euterpe Oleracea
Tofu
Seafood
Green vege
Dairy products
Alkaline fruits
Pineapples

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chaitanya n
02/10/09
Anyone been on cytomel for Hypothyroid for a length of time and then later added synthroid to it also?
If so how has it helped or not helped your symptoms.
keepingthefaith
12/06/07
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  I was on the opposite. Levoxyl (T4) first, then added Cytomel. On T4 alone, I had no relief from Symptoms. With the added Cytomel, I had about 75% relief. Now on Armour, I have about 95% relief. It's the T3 that seemed to have helped
DNA
12/07/07
Can Synthroid and Cytomel be taken at the same time because they are both thyroid medications?
The directions say to take synthroid on an empty stomach and wait an hour before taking any other medication.
drdjjt
10/04/09
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  You can take both in the morning. Synthroid is T4 long-lasting, slowly released thyroid hormone and Cytomel is T3 short-lived, fast acting thyroid hormone. There should not be any problem, just wait 1 hour to eat. Usually, a lot of other meds can be taken with Synthroid, but iron, calcium, soy, fiber, should be taken 4 hours later.
cbrdgt.
10/04/09
What is so bad about using Cytomel and Synthroid together?
Many doctors consider the standard treatment of hypothyriodism to be Synthroid (or equivilent T4 drug) only. However, I have heard that many people benefit from using a combination of T3 and T4 together. I understand that the body converts T4 to T3 when needed, but then why are so many people benifiting from T4/T3 combo drugs?
treegirl
01/23/11
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  Treegirl,
There is, at present, considerable controversy with regard to the use, in conjunction, of T3 and T4 hormone replacement therapy. As the debate continues along with the research, I hesitate to venture an opinion that might appear divisive. You would be advised to research this subject – to which end I will add a link with links – and if you have any opportunity to consult your doctor you might like to list the questions that you wish to ask.

ALL ANSWERS SHOULD BE THOROUGHLY RESEARCHED, IN ANY FORUM AND ESPECIALLY IN THIS ONE. - MANY ANSWERS ARE FLAWED.

It is extremely important to obtain an accurate diagnosis before trying to find a cure. Many diseases and conditions share common symptoms.


The information provided here should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions.

Here is the link mentioned above

http://tiny.cc/3svnh

Hope this helps
matador 89
matador 89
01/23/11
Question to Tramadol users?
In the last two months I have been on a medication called Tramadol. I am also on several other medicines (Lyrica, Synthroid, Cytomel, Maxzide, etc.). Within the last month and a half-I'm assuming within the time-frame of my body getting used to the medicine-I have been getting these really horrible feelings of dread and terror. Is this a normal side-effect or could it be a conflict of some kind with one of my other medicines?
Freespiritseeker
08/12/08
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  anxiety neurosis ,
drankurbhardwaj
08/20/08
What are side efffects and results of T3/Cytomel for hypothyroid?
I am 16 and yesterday my doctor prescribed me T3 because my thyroid is very underactive. I am wondering if there are any side effects from the drug when you first start taking it. How soon will I see a difference in my energy level and overall sense of well being? Also, in the past year i have gone from 115 to 135 pounds because of my thyroid and I was wondering how fast will I lose weight and how much?
BCC
04/30/08
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  That's unusual to be given T3 instead of T4 or T4/T3. I only know of a few people on straight T3. It should gve you more energy. If you feel the energy is going away mid-afternoon, perhaps splitting your dose into a morning dose and an afternoon dose may help. With Cytomel, you should see slight improvements in just days because T3 is the active hormone.

About weight, you won't lose by the medication alone, but you should have an easier time losing with diet and or exercise.
DNA
04/30/08

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