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Still not responding to Cytomel well...Help!!!!!

I can't figure out what I am missing.  Cytomel is giving me a bad response.  I feel warm and sweaty, but ice cold at the same time.  Pulse is 99 bpm.  Temp is 98.4 but feel pretty bad.  I only take 1.25 mcg every 3 hours, and still it seems like too much.  I've been taking plenty of magnesium too and upped my vitamin A to the 50-75k IU range.  The increase in Vitamin A has eliminated mouth sores and acne.  Also, dandruff isn't as bad.  I've included a pic of my diet for one day.  I supplement with Zinc and Copper too. Help!!!!!!!!!

Is it possible that I just need 1.25 mcg for the entire day, or maybe every 7 hours?
asked Mar 22, 2015 by Ray Peat is a God
edited Mar 22, 2015 by Ray Peat is a God

2 Answers

Are you eating?
answered Mar 22, 2015 by Fluke
Did you not see the screenshot I posted? About 3k calories.
how is your overall digestion feeling?
It could be a response to something you are eating, possibly gelatin?
Have you tried occasional liver? it could address any defeciency
Try it once a week and see if you notice a difference. I need to have it more myself actually :)
I would also try focusing more on increasing the ratio of carbs, lowering fat. if that is possible
Oh what is your daily activity like?
Have you been on thyroid before?
Are you drinking caffeine? Stay away until your basal metabolic rate goes up. Did you do bloodwork when you started thyroid?  What is your wake up temperature?  Do you only take cytomel?  What were the symptoms you're basing your hypothyroidism on?  High cholesterol?  Cold feet?  Low temp?  I got anxious at first also, and when I slowly ramped up and ate lots of calories it got much better.  My sleep has never been better.  Only downside, is I believe T3 increases gastric juices, and with ulcers or gastritis that can be a bad situation.
answered Mar 23, 2015 by Zach Shane
No caffeine, other than Pepsi throwback.  My wake up temperature isn't too bad, but it's probably because of adrenaline.  I only take cytomel, but would like to add synthroid once I talk to my doctor.  I don't know my cholesterol.  My hypothyroidism is based on cold feet low temp mood, etc.