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ANYONE TRIED TIME-RELEASED T3/CYTOMEL?
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ANYONE TRIED TIME-RELEASED T3/CYTOMEL?

Hi,

   My endo just added Cytomel to my Synthroid as I have no many hypo symptoms and can hardly function.  My labs are within what they say "normal" range but not necessarily "optimal" for me.  I know everyone is different.  I have been on Cytomel for one week now and was prescribed 1/2 of a 25 mcg tablet a day to start.  So far I tried splitting it and taking half in the A. M. and half in the P. M. to avoid a "jolt" - also took it with food as I understand each way is acceptable - with or without.  I didn't notice much of a change in feeling like I was "dead" - so yeaterday and today I took the 1/2 tablet (12.5 mcg I guess it is) - and although I feel rather hyper - nervous - I do feel some better.  I have been almost non-functional for two months now - and go almost nowhere but doctors and do nothing.  So, anything is an improvement.  I have labs in 3 more weeks and we will see if I am getting too much T4 because the doctor lowered my Synthroid from .88 mcg to .75 mcg.  

    I have heard about time-released T3 from a compounding pharmacy so that you get it thoughout the day instead of a quick jolt - anyone have any experience with this?  I think it would be worth it if the Cytomel did indeed work for me.

Thanks,
Liz
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Good to hear you are doing a wee better. I always ask myself.. whats worse, feeling dead or feeling like I am going to jump out of my skin!! I still cant answer that one!!

Anywho... glad the day is alittle better for ya! I really want off this ride!! I've had enough already!!

mk
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You aren't kidding.  After feeling so bad for so long - I could feel bad and only a tiny bit better and think I felt good - how bad is that.  I just take a xanax and see if that will help - I don't know.....don't care....

I just want to be back to my old self and don't know if that will happen - perhaps a new normal will be it....we will see.

I also heard from someone on the boards about magnesium citrate for heart palps and is supposed to calm you - do you know anything about that?

How are you feeling today?

Liz

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