Please post your thyroid related test results from before starting on thyroid med. Please include their reference ranges.
Thx for replying:) I don't have them off hand but I'm not resistant and I don't have any food sensitivities so I'm just wondering why the cytomel makes me so sleepy and sick and the SR. T3 doesn't.
You say that your labs never show anything, but I expect that is because they are within the so-called "normal" ranges. Being in range, however, does not mean they are optimal.
The reason I wanted to have a look at your thyroid test results was to try and understand why your doctor would have decided to use the Wilson's protocol. Hashi's attacks the thyroid gland and causes diminished output of T4 and T3. Having both at optimal levels, not just anywhere within their ranges, is very important. Your Free T4 should be at the middle of its range, at minimum, and your Free T3 in the upper part of its range, as necessary to relieve symptoms.
Also, unless you were tested for Reverse T3 and found very high, it makes no sense to me to treat with T3 only. Were you even tested for Reverse T3? Reverse T3 dominance is sometimes treated with T3 only, but that is kind of a last resort to reduce Reverse T3 levels.
I also wonder about your ferritin level and your cortisol level. Both need to be optimal when taking thyroid med. Low levels can cause unwanted reactions. Have you been tested for ferritin and the 4 point saliva cortisol tests?.
As for the reaction to the Cytomel versus the SR T3 I expect it is related to getting the full effect of the Cytomel dose within the first 3-4 hours as opposed to the extended release.