I've been taking T3 (cynomel 25 mcg) for 5 weeks now, after a couple of weeks I felt less tired & was able to stay awake after 2 pm! I also lost a couple of pounds. THEN I began having bouts of intense pain and to cut a long story short, ended up in hospital where gallstones were found, they had moved and caused quite a bit of damage, so will have to be removed as soon as I am well enough.
I did a bit of googling & discovered that there is a recognised connection between gallstones and hypthyroid. It makes sense really as everything else slows down, the bile becomes sluggish & stones form. I am wondering whether the T3 kickstarted everything again and caused the stones to move. I guess I will never know the answer to that one.
I wasn't allowed to eat for several days and am now on an extreme fat free diet for several weeks until the op. I have lost a stone in 2 weeks!
It is hard to say what effect the T3 is having now , but I feel that I am coping better than I might have expected to.
It does feel like there is no end to the effects of being hypothyroid and we all need to be vigilant, it also underlines the importance of getting the proper treatment.