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Thyroid papillary carcinoma diagnosed, thyroid removed two weeks ago, currently taking T4 Levothyroxine 100 mcg daily, is it recommended to take T3 50mcg daily 25 a.m. + 25 p.m. daily as well for optimal metabolism, immune, liver support etc. Thank you.

Doctor's Assistant: Any recent weight loss/gain? Are you excessively thirsty?

Yes excessively thirsty - weight loss before surgery - gained 4 pounds back recently but not eating as well as before either

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Thirsty at night a lot

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I am Dr. Sohaib, a practicing Internal Medicine Specialist and I will do my best to help you today.

No it is not recommended to take both T3 and T4 together as T4 will be converted to T3 inside the body.

T4 has long half-life so the plasma half life is more stable, compared to T3 which is only 4-6 hours. There is no evidence for using T3 along with T4 in patients of thyroid papillary cancer post-operatively.

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