I had a total thyroidectomy 6 years ago and had gained 40 llbs since then. A year ago I started 12.5 cytomel. I never felt better in my life! I was on 125 levothyroxine and 12.5 cytomel to clarify. My doctor said I would not lose weight due to the cytomel. I don't know if it was the cyt or just me feeling better with no more fatigue that made me lose weight. I dropped 25lbs. Two months ago found out I was pregnant and was taken off the cytomel and my levothyroxine was raised to 150. I miscarried a week later. My thyroid levels got so messed up because of the all the hormonal changes. I now am getting closer normal levels but I feel horrible. Because we are trying for a baby I cannot be put back on the cytomel until I am pregnant again and give birth. Since I have been off the cytomel though I instantly gained almost 10 lbs already. I am back to my afternoon naps. I loved the cytomel and I do say yes it helped with me losing weight:)
i had a total tyroidectomy,thats why i'm on synthroid and cytomel.
What blood testing has been done for you? What were the actual results, along with their ranges? What was the reason for the doctor putting you on synthroid 7 years ago? Sorry to respond to your questions with more questions, but we need more info, to give you a worthwhile response.