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After 30 days on cytomel I had a bad reaction. I actually had the reaction on day 1 and it just for worse and worse. Extreme belly bloating looking 9 months pregnant. Something is in the filler probably gluten or gluten like. So today I stopped. I am waiting for a mail order t3 from Greece but the ingredients look the same. With the cytomel I was warmer and didn't lose as much hair. I have a endo appoint in 3 weeks I will ask for a compounded t3 I guess.  This is so frustrating 

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Lactose perhaps.

But was that just on 10mcg? I know you've said before how sensitive to meds you are. 

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I worked up to 7mcg in morn and 5 in afternoon. Ya lactose can cause bloating. I sense gluten. It can give me a weird feeling. Ya Im extremely sensitive to fillers. I think I need compounded meds. But I don't know


If it's not gas, then I can sympathize.  Cytomel sped up my digestive processes so I gained a lot of belly fat.  The more I took, the worse it got.  I know there's people who lose weight on Cytomel but I gained and gained.  I tested my blood sugars and they were all over the place biggie time.  I think it caused a bit of ear damage because that's when my ears started ringing.  It's taken almost a year now and it happens much less now and not all the time.  When I was taking the Cytomel, if i had a drink (booze), my ears would get a drumming noise in them that was faster than my heart rate.  Really really weird.  That totally stopped as soon as I was off the Cytomel.  Of course Endo 'never heard of it before'.  Just goes to show we are all of us unique in our responses to medications.


do you happen to know what the fillers are in these versus cytomel?



Active ingredients 

 liothyronine sodium 

Inactive ingredients

Calcium sulfate


Starch corn

Stearic  acid




may be the corn..


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