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How long and what dose of T3 cured your depression and anxiety ?

Im taking t3 solely fro depression and anxiety and was wondering what dose did u notice any affect on and how long before noticing an affect??

So i started t3 at 3mcg 4 days ago, not feeling the affects yet but i know its a very small dose...

Im waking up with a different kind of anxiety, but not sure whether thats because my body is craving the t3 and its due, as i take it first thing in a morning.. or because i obviously need more not sure...

Im an emotional anxious depressive forgetful mess and have been for over a year now so dont know whats causing what anymore...

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ThyroidObsessed,

Why don't you try a 3mcg dose at bedtime and then you may not wake craving the next dose.

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I was gonna but darent rush thing to honest i know om very sensitive.. plus o dont know if thats why im waking like that, what do u think?

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ThyroidObsessed,

I think you won't know unless you try it.

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Yes true, was just gonna give it a week on 3mcg and then increase to 6mcg twice a day...

How did u know u needed more?

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ThroidObsessed,

I felt the T3 wear off after a while and increasing dose felt better.

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What were the symptoms that came back? That u knew..

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ThyroidObsessed,

Feeling like I was running out of steam and palpitations I think.

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Yeah i keep getting palps, but then iv always got palps on levo alone anyway so who knows..

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I've been riddled with depression & anxiety for decades; about 2 months ago I discovered vitamin B3. There was a post written today/yesterday? about it. It has definitely helped me.

healthunlocked.com/thyroidu...

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Thank you i take this as its in my B 50 complex vitamins.. my body is quite sensitive to it though i had to try a few different b complex, as some of them gave my the niacin flush and palps and chest pains!?..

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'Im waking up with a different kind of anxiety' i have a feeling this could be adrenal. I get it in the mornings like a tuning fork internal tremor and i feel anxious, for me it is very low cortisol. Taking any t3 will highlight any adrenal problems. I take a dose at night which stops me waking at 3am with it but i still get it 7am before morning dose. We are all different but for me it was adrenal fatigue xxx

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I dont have adrenal fatigue i have had saliva test and was normal... i dont have an internal tremor neither nor do i have fatigue, the anxiety is more anxious thoughts about random things.. mu depressiin and anxiety started over a year ago now when my tsh went to 10 but ft4 still high in range and ft3 low...

For me i believe after 8 years of levo alone my absorption has got better but conversion has become poor...

Iv adressed all my vitamins though they wasnt really deficient anyway just made them higher in range..

Thanks for your reply :-)

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It's a process of elimination. It's good its not adrenal as it's no fun getting them back on track.

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Thats good at least adrenal problems are discounted as a cause x

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My feeling is that overall anxiety reduced quite slowly. I feel like it's very linked to things like executive function, short term memory, things like that. So sometimes it's a cycle: something complex or emotionally demanding comes up => my brain is too slow to process or understand it => feeling scared and overwhelmed.

As I've improved, at each stage of improvement this stuff has become less, but it hasn't disappeared all at once. Unlike, say, dry skin or constipation, which at some point just all disappeared.

A problem is that it's hard to see your own cognitive, emotional, perception problems. You just think that how you see the world is the only way to see it ;)

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Thanks for your reply, i understand exactly what u mean, as over the last year i have more or less come to accept that i live in my world of depression and anxiety almost detached sometimes and having a shocking memory, but i know deep down this is not me i wasnt like this over a year ago, something changed, i believe my conversion became rubbish...

I have every hope the T3 will improve my brain slowly maybe.. but i have hope, as without hope what do we have...

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