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Subject: Re: [RT3_T3] Success story - I think? latest labs
Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2010 08:49:35 -0700 (PDT)

I have used Cytomel (brand name) throughout this process.  As far as how I dosed it, it was a process and a matter of trial and error.  I had difficulty increasing doses due to increased heart rate at times.  I would increase gradually and be fine for a week or so and then all of a sudden have increased bpm and have to decrease for a while and then stabilize again and gradually increase.  About week 4 or so I added Dessicated Adrenal supplement (by Standard Process) to see if it was adrenals having trouble tolerating increases.  This did seem to make a difference.  I did finally reach about 115 mcg for the last week or two before clearance.  I am continuing with the Dessicated Adrenal.  I am now on 75 mcg Cytomel per day.

I continue to be hopeful and feeling well.  Basal temps have improved the last 4 days and daytime temps have continued to reach 98.6-98.8 by mid-day.  Energy and sleep are great.  I just feel good and am so grateful for Nick and Val's patience with all my many questions. 

I hope this information is helpful to others.

Take care,