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Re: T3 added to mix-comments please

Posted by Chris A. on February 18, 2000, at 14:21:44

In reply to T3 added to mix-comments please, posted by S. Suggs on February 18, 2000, at 5:51:42

My consulting psychopharmacologist recommended adding T3 when I saw him in August. To quote him "Recent studies showed that combining T4 with a low dose of T3 produced better improvement of mood in hypothyroid patients than T4 alone. The investigators thought that this was because some hypothyroid people had a defect in their ability to convert T4 to T3 in the brain." He suggested I might get somewhat better results by switching from .125 mg of thyroxine to .1 mg of thyroxine plus .025 of Cytomel (which I did). I wish I could say it was a cure, but I wouldn't say it has done any harm, either. My pDocs prefer my TSH to be kept at about 1 - no higher than 2. I was slightly hypothyroid long before being dx as bipolar. Taking Lithium was never a problem. We just followed the TSH closely and bumped the replacement dose up as needed. I hope this is the boost you've been looking for.
Chris A.




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