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Monday, March 28, 2011


Cytomel tablets for thryoid replacement
Last night was a rough night.  I tried to stay away from the Tylenol 3 but woke up at 4am in severe pain.  I actually woke myself up because I was groaning in pain.  I took the Tylenol with a large drink of water and finally went back to sleep.  I woke up feeling the effects of the codeine and felt terrible but after taking my cytomel, eating breakfast and relaxing I am starting to feel more normal again. 

I will take the cytomel until the pathology report comes back (in about 7days).  If the pathology is clear I will then start Synthroid.  If I need RAI I will need to be hypothyroid.  Since Cytomel is shorter acting than Synthroid it can be stopped to induce a hypothyroid state sooner. 


  1. Honestly, this is first time I heared that Cytomel can be used that way; many doctors are hesitant of prescribing Cytomel as its overdose effects are quite dangerous (similar to Regular insulin).
    Best wishes to get benign pathology

  2. Thanks Dr. J.
    I have read of Cytomel being used this way in quite a few instances, however, I have not been able to locate any scientific articles to support or refute this. I have to admit that I am not as familiar with Cytomel (liothyronine sodium) as I am with Synthroid (levothyroxine). Are you a physician? I have been watching for side effects but have not noted any as of yet.

  3. No, I am not physician, but I participated in engineering projects related to the improvement of the thyroid ultrasound imaging equipment and learned a bit about thyroid disorders.

  4. That's pretty exciting! Did you learn anything really interesting?

  5. I have learned a lot!
    In the past I thought that all thyroid problems were related to the iodine deficiency:)