|Health & Support||Anybody know anything about cytomel?||Oct 07 2009
The doctor is actually who my husband has gone to see a couple of times this Spring from having a cold. He would never go to a doctor unless he was really sick. We found him about 2 miles from our home (for conveniance so hubby will go more often) and my husband REALLY liked him...close to the same age, 42-45 I would say. I then took our 18 year old son to him when he got sick with a cold a few months later. My son was still seeing his Pediatrician every now and then and I took this opportunity to switch him to a new physician as well.
My bloodwork looked normal to my endo 5 weeks ago and then I had another workup done from another physician early last week. My TSH level had spiked to 9.230 for some reason and I tried yet another time to convince my endo to switch my medication. That's when the MF told me point blank that he would ONLY treat according to the bloodwork and not by my symptons. That was last Wednesday...today I'm on Cytomel with a wonderful physician that sounds like he's willing to listen to how miserable I've been. I had my whole 3 year file copied and sent to the new physician on Friday so that he would be able to see my history since the total Thyroidectomy in 2006. Get this...my previous endo was only 40....WTF???
|Health & Support||Anybody know anything about cytomel?||Oct 06 2009
Well, it's nice to hear that I'm not alone or going crazy...
I'm 49, 5'3", been very athletic my entire life and have always weighed around 120-127 lbs since my last child was born when I was 30. I had my thyroid removed in September of 2006 and have slowly gone down hill since. I'm currently on .125 mg of Synthroid daily. It was adjusted down from .137 mgs about a year ago???
The weight has crept up to 140, my hips and knees ache all the time, I eat like a bird (force myself to stay at or below 1000 calories daily) and I walk 2+ miles at this time due to lower back surgery in July which totally exhausts me. This is soooo not my normal self who has been a work-out nut my entire life.
My endo has made it very clear that he will only treat me according to my bloodwork. I've been freezing now for 3 years, there IS NO such thing as multi-tasking anymore and I can hardly stay awake during the afternoons. I fired my endo last Wednesday....finally. I went to another doctor on Monday (a Family Practitioner) and he has put me on 25 mcgs of Cytomel once daily along with the .125 mgs of Synthroid. Today was the first dose. PLEASE let this be my time to feel good again! I haven't had any heart palpitations or sweating which is what the doctor told me to watch for. I don't feel any different today although I know I need to give it some time. Just wondering how long before I should request a higher doesage of Cytomel. Not sure what to expect here. I am interested in more stories of starting on Cytomel and the results/experinces of others...keep posting please!!
|Weight Loss||Sassy Water Recipe-Flat Belly Diet||Jan 05 2009
SASSY WATER RECIPE:
Straight From The Flat Belly Diet Member Site ~
SERVES: 1; 1 Serving = 1 Glass
PREP TIME: 5 min; Chilling time: Overnight
TOTAL COOK TIME: noneIngredients 2 liters water (about 8 and 1/2 cups)
1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
1 medium cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced
1 medium lemon, thinly sliced
12 small spearmint leaves.
Directions Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher and let flavors blend overnight. Drink the entire pitcher by the end of each day.
Note: The ingredients in Sassy water aren’t just for flavor: the ginger helps calm and soothe your GI tract. Even more important, the simple act of making this Sassy Water every day will serve as a reminder during the Jumpstart that life is a little bit different and things are going to change.