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T3/T4 Combination

I was born without a thyroid, and my whole life have been taking different T4 synthroid medications (currently I am taking 275 mcg's of Levoxyl daily).  I have read a number of conflicting studies and reports concerning the benefits of T4/T3 combination, as well as reports describing the benefits of cytomel.  I also have had a personal report of a person with hypothyroid who used the T3 drug Cytomel in combination with Synthroid.  I have yet to try it, and cannot find a doctor who will give it a chance.

Can anyone, doctors especially included, tell me anything about their experiences with adding Cytomel to their daily regimen of thyroid hormone replacement?  My main concerns are appearance & weightloss, energy, and mood (including anxiety & concentration).
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Do you have the results of your latest labs with their ranges (FT3, FT4 and TSH)?

T3 meds often help people who do not convert T4 to T3 well.  So, it's important to see FT3 and FT4 levels before discussing adding T3 meds.  If you are a slow converter, T3 meds could help alleviate your remaining symptoms.

This is the members' forum.  None of us are doctors, just fellow patients.

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Posting those labs would be helpful - but Cytomel is an active form of T3 hormone and can for many - give them what they are missing with just taking a T4 medication.

You can find doctor to help you with trying Cytomel - it is tough for some people but there is a data base out there that can definately help you.

Where are you from? What state? or ??
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I am getting blood tested within the next 2 weeks, but I've never actually seen my own lab results, to be honest I had no idea that was even possible.  I'll be sure to ask to have a copy sent to my home when I get the bloodwork done.  

Stella, what is this database?  I've just been relying on web searches.
and I'm from Maryland.

Have any of you tried T4/T3 combination treatment?
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Your doctor has to provide you with all lab results upon request.

Lots of us are on T3/T4 combos, whether synthetic levo/Cytomel of dessicated thyroid hormone.  It's fairly common, although many doctors are still reluctant to deal with T3 meds (irrational).
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yes - I take combo natural porcine desiccated thyroid meds.
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