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How effective is Cytomel for Hashimoto's disease (Chronic Thyroiditis)?





Summary: 24 Cytomel users have rated its effectiveness for Hashimoto's disease.

Overall ratings: 3.8/5
Long term ratings: 4.4/5

This is a review of how effective Cytomel (liothyronine sodium) is for Hashimoto's disease and for what kind of people. The study is created by eHealthMe and is updated continuously.

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What is Cytomel

Cytomel has active ingredients of liothyronine sodium. It is often used in hypothyroidism. (latest outcomes from Cytomel 2,577 users)

Hashimoto's disease

Hashimoto's disease (spectrum of autoimmune thyroid diseases (aitds) and is characterized by the destruction of thyroid cells) can be treated by Synthroid, Levothyroxine Sodium, Levoxyl, Cytomel, Armour Thyroid, Levothyroxine Thyroid. (latest reports from Hashimoto's Disease 2,411 patients)

On Dec, 19, 2014: 24 people are studied for taking Cytomel in Hashimoto's disease




Cytomel effectiveness for Hashimoto's disease


Long term Cytomel effectiveness for Hashimoto's disease

Cytomel effectiveness for Hashimoto's disease (number of people):

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Overall12678
Long term
(1+ years)
00167

Gender of people who take Cytomel for Hashimoto's disease * :

FemaleMale
Hashimoto's disease91.67%8.33%

Age of people who take Cytomel for Hashimoto's disease * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hashimoto's disease0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%20.83%25.00%37.50%16.67%

Who find Cytomel more effective for Hashimoto's disease?

Gender of people who find Cytomel more effective * :

FemaleMale
Hashimoto's disease86.67%13.33%

Age of people who find Cytomel more effective * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hashimoto's disease0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%13.33%26.67%40.00%20.00%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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  • Hashimotos and compictaions (1 answer)
    Type 2 Diabetic last 5 plus years, better part of last 7 years have had ( Exhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, Weariness), taking most of the normal blood sugar meds, thyroid meds , had both hands carpal tunnel released , both elbows ulnar nerve released ( last surgery 8/04/2014 , still out of work and painful along arm and elbow), just found out had the thyroid problem after YEARS of complaining about above problems , does removal of thyroid help? Im thinking for some reason my thyroid and diabetes are tag teaming my most recent surgery or adding to the pain..
  • Could bathing with sea salt which is sodium iodide be harmful for hashimoto patients
    Could soaking in a sea salt (which contains sodium iodide) bath for 20 minutes
    be harmful to a Hashimoto patient?
  • Has anyone had bad side effects from taking armour thyroid?
    Hi, ever since I started to take Armour thyroid last August, I have felt worse and worse. My TSH is responding, but I am still tired, and worst of all I now have all of these symptoms too: muscle aches, nausea, dizziness, vertigo and I can't eat much d't stomach bloating.

    I wonder if anyone has had this type of reaction to Armour's? Also , if anyone has had a difficult time getting regulated on thyroid medication, but now has found the answer, I would like to know how you did that and what tests you have had to help solve the mystery and get balanced again? thank you, and hope to hear from someone.
  • Is it my thyroid or am i mentally ill? diagnosed w/ hashimoto's thyroiditis but untreated - chronic pain unmanaged also (2 answers)
    I moved to OR from HI and brought all my records, signed releases, and had many diagnoses, all but the thyroid, was being treated and long-term. I also took Oxycontin & Oxycodone for severe chronic pain from bilateral SI joint fusion (right screw protrudes & leg also becomes numb and weak with activity) & lumbar and cervical degeneration & facet arthropathy. I had volunteered reducing dosage as I'm always trying to reduce Rx intake to alleviate side effects (I am tiny, even for a youth & adult dosages seem to drug me). Next month, it was known that I could not function well because pain was not managed, but needed to resolve it in OR, as moving. OR Drs. refused to return me to higher dosage (taking minimalist Oxycontin 10 mg CR & Oxycodone/Acet 5mg). After being unable to get up to go to bathroom, walk, contacted adult services to see about in home services & possible foster care placement for young son since I was losing independence & failing in general health & cognitive functioning. I was forced to take bottles of OTC Tylenol to function, with Dr's knowledge, & knowing I had past lesions on liver to follow. Several months later had follow up liver ultrasound, & new small lesions found on liver. After emailing dr about from DHS questioning failure to manage my pain vs. conditions that were disabiling, 6 months later, dr told me I was experiencing withdrawals every morning & finally agreed to increase Oxycontin to 15 mg, which has enabled me to tolerate the pain & function. I have been treated as a drug-seeking patient since attempting to transfer my care.
    I have multiple autoimmune conditions, most of which I no longer treat with Rx as I have been overmedicated & side effects are too numerous. So I actually am opposite in many ways. I stopped Lyrica, Silenor (sleep), Elmiron, Bentyl, Dexilant. Stress affects me seriously since I had a TBI and experience anxiety stress disorder, which seems to contribute to auto immune responses. But still knew triggers & familiar with self - this thyroid diagnosis & symptoms experienced new & too destabilizing to live.
    Diagnosed w/ Hashimoto's thyroiditis after 1/2 thyroid removed Nov 2011; my antibodies are unbelievably high. I declined in thinking, memory, anxiety-unable to think/track, losing most,getting lost driving, sleep very dysfunctional, too emotional, crying easily & often (unusual for me). I feared losing ability to live independently. My maintenance Rx (Silenor, Lyrica) seemed to drug me. I tried to explain to drs. that I needed thyroid replacement hormones that I never had these problems before.
    They referred me to a psychiatrist for medicine management consultation, who gave me mental health diagnoses (histrionic personality disorder, somatoform (hypochondria) that discredited me & ruined my medical records for future validity. Is it thyroid symptoms? Was unmanaged pain contributing? Too much Tylenol? What does a dysfunctional thyroid do to a person? How do I get my medical record addressed to reflect accuracy?
  • Can i use naloxone if i am hypothyroid for weight loss? what dose?
    I am stable with my various conditions--treated hypothyroidism, treated menopausal symptoms, and treated depression. I would like to lose some weight and heard that Naloxone is helpful with this, but can cause hyperthyroidism is the usual alcoholism dose of 50 mg. is used. A much lower dose of 1.5-4.0 mg. was recommended.



    Any experience with this?

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