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Re: whats the typical cytomel dosage for depressio

Posted by tealady on October 9, 2003, at 23:43:44

In reply to Re: whats the typical cytomel dosage for depressio, posted by loolot on October 7, 2003, at 19:41:18

> > All my thyroid screens have come back negative...however, I've heard that the basic testing that is done for initial purposes isn't that reliable. I've always wondered if there's been some sort of underlying problem--even if it's slight. >>

When you say negative, do you know what they were?

> I felt the same way. I have always thought something else was wrong bc I am always tired and puffy. Cytomel def. seems to be working for me, too. I wonder if I should go up to 50. All of my tests are normal too, luckily my Pdoc trusts that it is working even thought tests arent showing a prob.

The cytomel effect will wear off after a while as when your body adapts it turns your own thyroid production if you do ever go off cytomel,..wean off very slowly..or you wil gain back so much weight until your own thyroid kicks in...could be 12 weeks at least for this to happen
> <<I went off the Cytomel as I was trying out some new therapies...when I did, I seemed to gain weight that I didn't attribute to the drugs I was taking (all supposed non-weight gaining ADs.)>>

Usually increasing cytomel is increased in about 7.5mcg steps up..and I guess most would be on 25mcg to 50mcg as a "typical" dose.
You are best to learn to monitor by your temperature, pulse, blood pressure. This is a guide to safety.

> Did you ever notice that your mood crashed worse when you were mentruating with the cytomel? I really crashed this week whe I had my period. I was wondering if the thyroid doesnt work as well at those times
Usually during your period your cytomel will be MORE effective, as estrogen causes a rise in the binding please check your temps, pulse etc and make sure you are not getting too much.
PS. You can get fatigue and crash from too much T3 as well as too little.




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