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Posted in: Hypothyroidism, and Weight Loss.

Please help - Should I be on cytomel ?

From: joy_kl - 6 years 12 weeks ago

I am new here looking for help...

A little over a year ago I went to a new ob/gyn because I was having irregular cycles (I've never been truly regular). She said it could be due to my thyroid and started me on cytomel.
These were my original lab results:
TSH: 0.545 ulU/ml - ref range (0.300 - 3.000)
Free t3: 2.5 pg/mL - (2.4 - 4.8)
T4(free): 0.85 ng/dL - (0.6 - 1.6)

She started me on 5 mcgs daily and has bumped it up over the past year. I have experienced some weight gain despite regular exercise and a whole foods/low-carb diet.
was I truly hypothyroid? I am not sure if I should even be on cytomel and would prefer not to be unless I have to. I wasn't really experiencing any of the typical hypo symptoms before starting to take cytomel.
Thank you for any help or advice!

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