Thybon T3

I recently had some Thyroid tests that showed 'off the charts' TPO levels, but other thyroid levels seemed ok (well they were within what was considered normal) but some on the lower end and some on the higher end of normal.

My GP is treating with Thybon 10mg once a day. I started them on Saturday, so I've only taken 3 pills. I have a weird tingling sensation in my upper right arm both yesterday and today. I am wondering if this could be a side effect or if I'm just being paranoid. I don't like taking medications at all, so I'm a little weary of this whole process.

Any advice/support would be appreciated.


12 Replies

  • Hi. Can you post your actual results with ranges? "normal" can mean "very ill".

  • Sure, sorry I'm new to this site, but can I upload a file?

  • It could be that 10 mcg - it is mcg, isn't it? - is too high for a starting dose. You could try reducing to 5, or even 2.5 for a few days for your body to aclimatise.

  • That's a good idea. It has been suggested that because its only day 4 my body may be going through an adjustment process. Is this a possibility?

  • Yes, it is, but it would adjust more readily to a lower dose, I think. 4 days isn't very long. You could increase a bit when you feel more comfortable on the low dose.

  • Welcome to the forum, Lilyb1972.

    It's probably the T3 waking up your slowed metabolism. It's not unusual to feel odd things when starting thyroid medication. You might feel more comfortable if you split the 10mcg into 2 x 5mcg doses 8-12 hours apart.

    Thyroid medication should be taken with water on an empty stomach, 1 hour before or 2 hours after food and drink, 2 hours away from other medication and supplements and, 4 hours away from iron, calcium, vitamin D and oestrogen.

  • Thanks so much Clutter, I had no idea about these things and in fact I take supplements at night such as fish oils, magnesium, and some other bits and pieces such as vitamin D. I like the idea of breaking the pills up and taking them maybe morning and night. Thanks for the advice, I feel a bit 'on my own' with this. Even finding a doctor that would treat me here in Ireland was difficult, because the basic thyroid tests came back as what they deemed 'normal'. So I decided to take my health into my own hands and ordered my own tests. Again I appreciate the advice and more so the support. Lily

  • Lily, it's unusual to get treatment at all when levels are within normal range and very unusual to be prescribed T3 instead of Levothyroxine. It should settle down within 10 days.

  • Clutter, its my understanding that Thybon is just another name for levothyroxine, is that correct? The further tests that I got done did a complete thyroid screen testing T3, T4, reverse T3, Thyroid auto immunity and thyroid metabolism. and there was a problem with a few of these test results. The lovely doctor I found treated based on those results as well as the physical complaints I was having, the reasons I got further testing done. I guess its trial and error now and lets see what works. :)

  • Lily, Thybon is a German manufacturer of Levothyroxine (T4) and Liothyronine (T3).

    It will take 4-6 weeks to feel the full benefit of 10mcg T3 but you should feel some improvement. It is, however, a very low dose and you may need an increase. You should have a blood test 6-8 weeks after starting it to check levels. Leave 24 hours between last dose and blood draw which should be early in the morning when TSH is highest and before breakfast (water only) as TSH drops after food.

  • Thanks again Clutter, this is more information that I got from my doc. And all of the instructions and side effects info is in German.

  • Lily would you mind giving me name of doctor who treated you in ireland please by private message. Many thanks. Rosa

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