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diffy
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low body temperature SCREAMS low thyroid! and TSH alone will not provide that info! TSH only tells you that your pituitary is working all right. (unless your TSH is very low, which would indicate a prob with pituitary). PLEASE have yourself tested for RT3 (reverse t3) and FREE t3 and FREE t4, and ferritin, then post your labs on the yahoo groups I mentioned and arm yourself with as much info as you can.
I have seen a few endocrinologists, one of them a top doc in the city and none of my docs were as well versed as the folks on STTM (Stop the Thyroid Madness) and the yahoo groups. Those groups and the book provided me with a guide. As I am adhering to that guide I am feeling soooo much better!
Frustrating thing is, I've been asking my endo for cytomel for a loooong time and he did not think I need it. Well, the proof is in the pudding: I got myself off levoxyl, onto cytomel and am doing soooo much better! So much for the white coat...


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Today will be my second day of cytomel - I am hoping to feel better soon.

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Do you take Dr. D's Fucus Plus (Bladderwrack).  
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No, just iodine itself.  I'm assuming this fucus plus has iodine in it?  Maybe sometime I'll check it out.  What other benefits does it have?


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Today will be my second day of cytomel - I am hoping to feel better soon.

Tea Rose


Curious how much you're taking. And sure hope you'll feel a whole lot better on it.
How are your adrenals? Ever did the cortisol saliva test?



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My doctor (MD) had no idea what dose to give me so he called the hospital pharmacy, they told him to start me on 25mcg per day.  It is a low dose, but he wanted to start slow.  

I don't have any idea what the cortisol saliva test is but  I imagine my adrenals are tired!

I will let you know after a week or two how I feel.

Can you tell a bit about how it helped you?  I would be interested in hearing.

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Yeah, I'm taking an adrenal supplement currently.  I just started it.  I guess there may be a connection?


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25 mcg. cytomel is a typical starting dose.
You may find these sites helpful in tweaking your doses, and info on how cytomel affects you when you are not properly supported adrenally. what symptoms to look out for if you're on low/high dose, etc. Lots of usefull info.

http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/

http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/NaturalThyroidHormonesADRENALS/
http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/RT3_T3/


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Thank you diffy for the sites - I will go through them tomorrow.  I do like to read as much as I can so I am sure they will be a big help.

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Yeah, I'm taking an adrenal supplement currently.  I just started it.  I guess there may be a connection?


Just curious which adrenal support you're taking. Do you feel better since you're on it?
I'm on isocort; chose to reject my doc's recommendation for hydrocortisone (cortef).



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Adrenal 80 by Atrium Inc.

I think I feel a little better, but I'm getting over having a terrible flu and I'm on a new drug for my heart arrhythmia.  So I have no clue.  I'm all messed up.  I guess we'll see.  It does seem to be helping some.


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Does magnesium help for your arrhythmia? My cardiologist told me 600-800 mg. magnesium should take care of it; but then again maybe yours is worse than mine was.


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I take cal mag chela max.  It probably helps, but it still happens every once in a while.


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