Thanks for your insight. Didn't really think of that. Ah well, I'm still getting older. But I feel better off of the Cytomel right now. I'll ask the doc.
I didn't have any muscle problems. I just know that I felt better (more energy) and happier on the Cytomel. I know it's confusing. How can I feel better on the Cytomel and at the same time feel better OFF the Cytomel.
This is maddening. See, I went off birth control without the consultation of my doc and I didn't know that if I went off birth control my Synthroid dosage would have to be reduced! I was on 100 mcg Synthroid only, then I went on 88 mcg Synthroid and 5 mcg Cytomel, and then I went on 75 mcg Synthroid and 5 mcg Cytomel. Not sure why the doc asked me to get off the Cytomel. I suspect that might be temporary. The doc thinks that the 75 mcg Synthroid might be too low for me, but she knows that I still need Synthroid, so Cytomel was easy to eliminate, I'm sure. Well, the blood tests should show what's up.
I remember that my T4 number improved with the addition of Cytomel, so that's why I was kept on 5 mcg Cytomel when they switched me to 75 mcg Synthroid. OK, so 88 mcg Synthroid is too high for me, and the 75 mcg Synthroid might be too low for me. What does that mean? Ah well.
If you remember, I was mad about the changes in dosages earlier in an earlier thread. It's OK, really, but I was mad. I wasn't too happy when my doc asked me to get off the Cytomel! But it worked. I'll try to listen more to my doctors. But at the same time not, you know? I just can't stand the med changes. Not easy for me to let go of that.
But I'm happy to be off the birth control pills. All the side effects are gone!
I've been suspecting adrenal fatigue for a while, but of course I forgot to put that on the list of things to rule out... Maybe I'll bring that up when I call my doc.
Thanks! I'll check message boards again tonight. Off to work I go! Have a good day everyone!
Edited by: FARFALLA72 at: 10/26/2010 (06:58)
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