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Old 04-16-2013, 08:23 AM   #31
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Yes, taking thyroid hormones in general will suppress the TSH, but taking T3 will suppress it even further. But a good thyroid doctor understands this. At my last check up, my (excellent) endo gasped when he first looked at my TSH, but then he remembered that I take Cytomel, and he relaxed. It's low enough to indicate hyper, but I don't have any symtoms of hyper at all--because it's just 'artificially suppressed' with the T3.

This is one of the reasons may doctor don't prescribe T3. The dosage is tricky to manage. But without my Cytomel, I'd be institutionalized by now.
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