T3 side effects

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  1. iLoveSugar

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    If I am feeling some unwanted side effects off T3, how long usually till the symptoms subside after taking it? I cant stop moving my legs, arms, body, etc. Just nervous, jittery and foggy. Only was taking 3-4 mcg at a time, about 20 mcg daily. Took my last dose at 6 PM last evening, so it's been roughly 18 hours. Still out of it...
     
  2. j.

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    Why do you take just T3 instead of T3 and T4?
     
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    iLoveSugar

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    My RT3 was high, and was just trying to get the active form of thyroid for quick benefits.
     
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    Peat mentioned that when he took T3 only, his heart stopped a few times per minute and that problem went away when he used T3 and T4.
     
  5. unexamined_whimsy

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    20mcg/day of T3 is actually a very significant dose of thyroid. I think the jitters are occuring because you have ramped up your dosage too quickly. Your endocrinal system has not yet acclimated. I would try no more than 5mcg/day for the first two weeks.

    In order to ameliorate your symptoms in the short term you could consider 'comfort' foods, that contain a generous amount of saturated fat and sugar.
     
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    iLoveSugar

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    Still feeling awful almost 18 hours later, could it still be from T3?
     
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    I took cytomel for awhile and then switched to cynoplus. the t4 makes such a difference.
    how was your TSH, out of curiosity?
     
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    iLoveSugar

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    TSH was 0.82 before any thyroid supplementation. After 3 weeks on T3, it went to like .05
     
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