Cytomel and meds question!

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Frenchster
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   Posted 12/2/2009 10:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi forum,

I am new here but it's been many years that I am a reader of the many forums. so, without having never met any of you online,
I know some of the members by reading their posts and I am pleased to meet you here!

I have a few questions and I will try to be as specific and brief as possible, here goes:

CYTOMEL: I take Cytomel along with Wellbutrin and Lamictal for my manic-depression, anxiety disorder and slightly bi-polar
on the corners. for me, the combo is a winner and a life saver as I feel a lot better. not perfectly better, but a great improvement
since my last crisis... The questions are:

Is 25mg of Cytomel daily is harmful long term if your thyroid is normal? I have had a blood test lately to check the , euh.. ths, or something level
in my blood and my doctor said that my level is a little bit on the HIGH side, so, she wants me to reduce Cytomel to 20mg daily. As I
heard and red a lots of conflicting reports on the fact that the blood tests for thyroid are mostly not accurate and a lots of peoples goes around
still being Hypo even with a supposed normal level, I wonder because before taking Cytomel, I was sluggish, gaining weight even
with training and jogging 3 times a week and walking almost daily, tired, sleeping too much, irritable, depressed etc... you know, all those
symptoms related to a thyroid problems.I started with Wellbutrin last March, then my doctor prescribed me 5mg of Cytomel that I ramped up to 25mg slowly to BOOST the Wellbutrin
and then she prescribed me Lamictal. so, is there dangers of taking Cytomel with a normal thyroid ( IF mine is normal that is)? it
would be a shame to stop taking it because I feel SO great physivcaly and I have SO much energy etc,,,

ALSO: Can Cytomel, Wellbutrin or Lamictal can induce hearth problems, heart attack? Since a few days, I have a slight spasms-
light pain on the left breast that comes an goes and that sometime slightly irradiate to the back on the same side. its not super-painful but
I am a bit nervous about it. maybe it's muscular or else, but, I am trying to decide if I should go to hospital see a doc about it.

So, Anybody here that takes any of the meds mentioned above have advices about Cytomel and answers for my questions about the other meds also?

Do i have reasons to be nervous? can ALL these meds can be inducing hearth problems OR one of them? what should I do?!?

Comments and answers would be very appreciated. thanks in advance!

Frenchster

PS: Excuse my French if I have slaughtered my English as it is not my mother language...


rolleyes blush

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   Posted 12/2/2009 11:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Frenchster,

First of all welcome to the forum. I am so glad that you have decided to join us. You have come to a wonderful place and I think you will like it here.

Secondly, I am glad that you are feeling better and have increased energy. That is good. about the feeling in your chest, I would talk to your doc about that. It could be the welbutrin. Hopefully that will subside.

We have a member that knows a lot about thyroid issues. Her name is Frances, I hope that she will chime in. She is so knowledgeable about these things. And I am sure that she is familiar with this medication.

Keep posting and let us know how you are doing. We do care here. This is like one big family and everybody is so understanding and compassionate.

I am glad that you are feeling better, keep posting.

Best wishes to you.

Hugs, Karen
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THE HAPPY TURTLE
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   Posted 12/2/2009 11:51 AM (GMT -7)   
hi frenchster, first your english is excellent, secondly your thyroid needs some attention. my advice, ask to see a specialist, an over or under active thyroid is a problem in itself, and by seeing a specialist he/she can see how it is functioning at different levels of your prescribed medications. other considerations may well be your combination of meds, blood pressure, anxiety-this can play games with your thyroid and ofcourse your diet. with pains in your chest, if it happens again call for an ambulance. better to be safe than sorry. sorry no doc, thus i would continue to see yours about this. i wish you well, welcome to the forum and good luck. cheers.
jamie.
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Frenchster
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   Posted 12/2/2009 12:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Karen and Jamie, I am happy to meet you! and, thanks for my english! :-)

Also, Thanks a lot for your advices, it guides me somehow. maybe i should go to the Hospital today and
wait at the Urgency. I hope its not a hearth problem, and I also take a med for High blood pressure. about the Thyroid,
I don't know if I have a problem here, but, I still suspect it!

Hell, I hate going to hospitals, they make me nervous and gives me the creep!

I had a hearth test last May, and, they said that I had an athlete hearth!...

So, you think that Wellbutrin could cause hearth issues? gezzz.. i hope not, I am doing so well on it!

Well, I will try to see a specialist for thyroid and I hope to talk to Frances about all this!

Thanks so much for your reply and attention, you are sweet! :-)

Keep you posted!


Frenchster

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   Posted 12/2/2009 12:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Frenchster,

The wellbutrin symptoms could go away in time. So dont' give up on it yet. I hope that you get some answers.

Keep us posted.

Hugs, Karen
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Frenchster
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   Posted 12/3/2009 6:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Karen and Jamie,

Well, good news. my problem is not due to a hearth problem, the doctor said, after passing many tests like an x-ray,
blood work an a few other ones, that, my pain is due to muscle inflamation. the doctor told me its commom since i hit
the gym 3 times a week to build muscles and maintain my shape. he even told me that HE has the same problem!...

So, after passing almost ALL day there passing the tests, showing my butt to the world with the ugly blue robe they
make you wear and that never stays closed at the back and waiting for the results, I am happy to have followed your advices
and I thank you for that!

As for my meds, he thinks that NONE of them is responsible for my ailment. he even said that, even if my thyroid
is apparently on the NORMAL range that, since I feel great and energized on it, thats 25mg is a low dosage and
that it is not harmful for me long time. he also thinks that the blood works for the thyroid are OFTEN not accurate and
I should book an apointemment with a specialist to review my case.

So, you were right, Jamie! yeah

So, thats it for the updates. but, say, are there other people here on the forum besides Frances that take Cytomel
as an booster agent for their anti-depression med? if so, how are you doing, what dosage do you take? I ask that
mostly to the ones who (apparently) have no thyroid problems...

Well, thanks a lot again, I like this forum, I like the peoples and i will visit often for sure!

smilewinkgrin


Frenchster the Dijon mustard, baguette, red wine and snails fiend! :-)

THE HAPPY TURTLE
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   Posted 12/3/2009 8:09 AM (GMT -7)   
good on you frenchester for checking those things out. from jamie, from down-under, pies, beer, kangaroos and crocs!!! see ya later. aussie slang. ps you are sounding better. keep positive and focused, and keep posting my french friend. jamie.
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Frenchster
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   Posted 12/3/2009 9:06 AM (GMT -7)   
...from down-under, pies, beer, kangaroos and crocs, hehe, I love you, Australian peoples, you are so cool!


wow, your diet is pretty exotic compare to mine! turn : :

Yes, you are pretty good to notice that I feel better, because, hearth problems wise, being told
from the doc to stop Wellbutrin or even worse, Cytomel would be quite a bummer for me!

I will keep comming around as I am very pleased to make new friends like you and Karen! smilewinkgrin


Frenchster the Casoulet maniac

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   Posted 12/3/2009 11:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Frenchster,

Just popping in to say hi. have to get ready for work. Best wishes to you and Jamie.

Hugs, Karen
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Frenchster
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   Posted 12/3/2009 12:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Karen, have a nice day! :-)

Hugs Hugs turn

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   Posted 12/3/2009 1:04 PM (GMT -7)   
frenchster................smilewinkgrin smilewinkgrin smilewinkgrin tongue turn cool scool scool smilewinkgrin jamie!!!!
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Frenchster
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   Posted 12/3/2009 1:12 PM (GMT -7)   
blush smilewinkgrin tongue yeah Wink Wink, Jamie! smilewinkgrin

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   Posted 12/3/2009 10:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the hugs,

I really appreciate them.

Hugs back, Karen
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