I am getting ready for my yearly thyroid scan and the doctor put me on cytomel 25 mcg twice per day prior to my scan. I was to stop my levothyroxine and start cytomel for 4 weeks. My doctor said cytomel is a short acting thyroid medications and levothyroxine is a long acting medication. So in theory I am suppose to use this short acting medication for one month in order to get all the long acting levothyroxine cleared out. Then I will stop all my medications for one week and get lab work, "stimulated thyroglobulin," and the radioactive iodine scan. This protocol is new for me. I typically just stopped my levothyroxine for two weeks and did all the testing. I have a few questions.
Is anyone else using this cytomel protocol before testing?
Does this cytomel protocol help decrease the degree of fatigue and tiredness?
Any info is much appreciated